Installing VSIX package via WiX installer

Introduction WiX Toolset is a powerful set of tools used to create Windows installations packages. Unfortunately it’s learning curve is quite steep and the documentation is not it’s strong point. That’s why I decided to show you, step by step, how to create an installer for your VSIX packages. I will not cover all of […]

Custom category for Visual Studio templates

This seems like a trivial task. And it is. Still it’s not easy to find where and what should be changed or to find it explained on MSDN. Even searching it on Google will not easily help. Once your template project is added, and no matter if it is a project template or an item […]

Deploying snippets within VSIX package

Introduction If you ask Google, “what are code snippets”, rapidly you will get the following answer: Code snippets are ready-made snippets of code you can quickly insert into your code. For example, the for code snippet creates an empty for loop. Some code snippets are surround-with code snippets, which enable you to select lines of […]