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VSPackage template in Visual Studio 2015 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Project template for VS Package is not included in the VS 2015 RC SDK. This project type is not supported anymore? What can I use instead?
    Monday, May 11, 2015 12:10 PM

Answers

  • Hi Mihail,

    The VSSDK templates will change a bit with the next release. The idea was to make it more intuitive and allow for adding additional features via item templates.

    Try creating a new "VSIX Project", then use the Add.New Item... dialog to add a new package (or other extensibility feature) to the VSIX Project.

    Also, be sure to send back feedback via the Send A Smile (or frown) feature.

    Sincerely,


    Ed Dore

    Monday, May 11, 2015 3:28 PM

All replies

  • Hi Mihail,

    The VSSDK templates will change a bit with the next release. The idea was to make it more intuitive and allow for adding additional features via item templates.

    Try creating a new "VSIX Project", then use the Add.New Item... dialog to add a new package (or other extensibility feature) to the VSIX Project.

    Also, be sure to send back feedback via the Send A Smile (or frown) feature.

    Sincerely,


    Ed Dore

    Monday, May 11, 2015 3:28 PM
  • The C# "Visual Studio Package" added to a VSIX Project in VS 2015 is not the same as the C# "Visual Studio Package" project type in VS 2013 (or even the C++ "Visual Studio Package" project type in VS 2015):

    The VS 2013 C# "Visual Studio Package" project type and the C++ VS 2015 "Visual Studio Package" project type allow the creation of a Custom Editor. A Custom Editor is an alternative editor that uses RichTextEdit, but it can be changed not to use a text editor at all.

    The VS 2015 C# Visual Studio Package new item type (added to VSIX Project) does not allow the creation of a Custom Editor. It only allows the customization of the text editor that ships with Visual Studio.

    The same name "Visual Studio Package" is:

                1) a project type in C# VS 2013

                2) a project type in C++ VS 2015

                3) a new item type in VS 2015 added to a C# VSIX Package project type. 

    1) and 2) do the same. 3) does not. That is a bit confusing.

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:41 AM