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 […]

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 […]