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 […]

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 […]

Resetting the Visual Studio Experimental instance

Recently, I got into developing a couple of extensions for Visual Studio. As many of you know, once you create Visual Studio Package project (or any VSIX project), by default your application will be set to start debugging in a Visual Studio Experimental instance. To safeguard your Visual Studio development environment from untested extensions that […]