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0470230843s Keyvan Nayyeri just announced the official release of his book about Visual Studio Extensibility, published by Wrox.

This is quite a unique book since the VSX technology is new with VS2005 and is a leap forward compared to the old macro-based extensibility, but nothing has been written on this topic, yet.

The book will cover all the aspects of Visual Studio Extensibility: Macro, Add-Ins, Visualizers, MSBuild, VSPackages, DSL tools, using the Shell.

I also what to thank Keyvan for adding me to his acknowledgement page on the book:

I would thank anyone else who helped us get this book done, both inside Wiley and Wrox and also outside, including Ken Levy, the product manager of the Visual Studio Ecosystem team at Microsoft, and Simone Chiaretta, my dear friend in Italy who helped me with some translations.

Actually I didn't do that much: I just translated some "Hello" to "Ciao" used in the chapter on Localizing Add-Ins. But anyway, thank you Keyvan for this: it's my first appearance on a published book.

Now looking forward to get the book.

UPDATE: I made some corrections to the post following Keyvan comment.

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posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 10:16 AM

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# re: Wanna extend Visual Studio? Read Keyvan book

Left by Keyvan Nayyeri at 3/11/2008 3:42 PM

Thank you, Simo :-)

Just as a small correction in your post: Visual Studio Extensibility features have been with it for a long time. Some features were new in VS 2005 and the only new feature in VSX in VS 2008 is VS Shell.

Unfortunately these options have not been covered in good details before but Microsoft is trying hard to fill this gap for 2008.

# re: Wanna extend Visual Studio? Read Keyvan book

Left by Simone at 3/11/2008 3:58 PM

Thank you Keyvan, I fixed the post.
As you can see I'm pretty novice-level on this topic. Hope that reading your book will fill the gap :)

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