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  • hello.
    I use vs php 2008 and I wish create a simple tool in visual studio for execute some synfony commands with php.exe , like:
    c:\php.exe symfony::createxxx.
    I would use a simple graphical user interface , but in what language i can create this interface for an integration with vs 2008?
    How i can create an extension?
    is a good solution?
    there is a book on vs extensions?
    Monday, August 15, 2011 6:32 PM


  • Hi Giuseppe - a faster/simpler approach may be to create an 'External Tool' for this. Check out Tools->External Tools. This will allow you to create a simple command with a title/arguments/some hooks into VS such as the output window, etc.


    If you need to create an extension, here are some resources I recommend. Other posters on this forum i'm sure will be able to provide their go-to resources too. 

    Starting point is the VSX Dev Center

    Carlos Quintero has also maintained an excellent list of short tutorials and resources here: http://www.mztools.com/resources_vsnet_addins.aspx


    Adi Unnithan | Software Design Engineer | SQL Server Developer Tools | Please mark the post as answered if it sufficiently answers your question
    • Proposed as answer by Adi Unnithan Saturday, August 20, 2011 9:19 AM
    • Marked as answer by Yi Feng Li Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:27 AM
    Monday, August 15, 2011 8:09 PM