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  • We would like to incorporate Visual Studio Isolated Shell in our application. The goal is to use the Isolated Shell as an IDE to create our custom projects based on VB.Net syntax. We will use the VB compiler available in the .Net framework. We will not use VS Packages. Can we redistribute VS 2010 Isolated Shell free of charge? We would like to make sure that we comply with the following statement of the VS 2012 SDK Licensing Agreement:

    General Requirements.

    i. Limits on Extensions. You will not use or enable others to use the software to develop extensions for Visual Studio that (a) allow development of other extensions to Visual Studio without the software, or (b) circumvent any technical limitations implemented by Microsoft for integrating with Visual Studio. For example, we have put technical limitations in place in the Visual Studio Shell (Isolated) such that extensions to it may not load certain Microsoft packages (including packages from commercial Visual Studio product software) that may already be installed in the end user’s machine.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 10:15 PM

Answers

  • Hi Anamt,

    For liability reasons we are not allowed to comment or assist with interpreting the EULA and licensing agreements around these components. You may want to consider consulting with your own legal team to seek clarification on this point.

    What I can mention, is that the Isolated Shell has been programmed to prevent certain packages/services from loading in the Isolated Shell, for example, the VB .NET project system, intellisense, etc.

    Sincerely,


    Ed Dore

    Friday, June 8, 2012 6:32 PM

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  • We would like to incorporate Visual Studio 2010 Isolated Shell in our application. The goal is to use the Isolate Shell as an IDE (integrated development environment) to create our custom projects based on VB.Net syntax. We will use the VB.Net compiler available in the .Net framework. We will not use the VS Packages. Can we redistribute Visual Studio 2010 Isolated Shell free of charge? We would like to make sure that we comply with the following term in the Visual Studio 2010 SDK Licensing Agreement:

    General Requirements.

    i. Limits on Extensions. You will not use or enable others to use the software to develop extensions for Visual Studio that (a) allow development of other extensions to Visual Studio without the software, or (b) circumvent any technical limitations implemented by Microsoft for integrating with Visual Studio. For example, we have put technical limitations in place in the Visual Studio Shell (Isolated) such that extensions to it may not load certain Microsoft packages (including packages from commercial Visual Studio product software) that may already be installed in the end user’s machine

    • Merged by Ego Jiang Thursday, June 7, 2012 6:44 AM the same thread
    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 10:19 PM
  • Hi anamt,

    Thank you for your post.

    We’re doing research on this issue. It might take some time before we get back to you.

    Thank you for your understanding and support.

    Best regards,

    Ego

    Friday, June 8, 2012 5:07 AM
  • Hi Anamt,

    For liability reasons we are not allowed to comment or assist with interpreting the EULA and licensing agreements around these components. You may want to consider consulting with your own legal team to seek clarification on this point.

    What I can mention, is that the Isolated Shell has been programmed to prevent certain packages/services from loading in the Isolated Shell, for example, the VB .NET project system, intellisense, etc.

    Sincerely,


    Ed Dore

    Friday, June 8, 2012 6:32 PM
  • Hi Ed,

    Thank you for your quick response,

    Anamt

    Friday, June 8, 2012 8:06 PM