Visual Studio Extensibility Development

Extending Visual Studio IDE for Productivity, Quality, Tooling, and Analysis

Authors: Verma, Rishabh

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  • Consists of tips and tricks for VS and its extensibility
  • Discusses extensions for C#, VB, JS, and CSS developers
  • Contains case studies for deployment and customization of extensions in VS
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Learn the extensibility model of Visual Studio to enhance the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE). This book will cover every aspect, starting from developing an extension to publishing it and making it available to the end user. 

The book begins with an introduction to the basic concepts of Visual Studio including data structures and design patterns and moves forward with the fundamentals of the VS extensibility model. Here you will learn how to work on Roslyn - the .NET compiler platform - and load extensions in VS. Next, you will go through the extensibility model and see how various extensions, such as menus, commands, and tool windows, can be plugged into VS. Moving forward, you’ll cover developing VS extensions and configuring them, along with demonstrations on customizing extension by developing option pages. Further, you will learn to create  custom code snippets and use a debugger visualizer. Next, you will go through creation of project and item templates including deployment of VS extensions using continuous integration (CI). Finally, you will learn tips and tricks for Visual Studio and its extensibility and integration with Azure DevOps. 

After reading Visual Studio Extensibility Development you will be able to develop, deploy, and customize extensions in Visual Studio IDE. 

What You Will Learn

  • Discover the Visual Studio extensibility and automation model
  • Code Visual Studio extensions from scratch
  • Customize extensions by developing a tools option page for them
  • Create project templates, item templates, and code snippets.
  • Work with code generation using T4 templates
  • Code analysis and refactoring using Roslyn analyzers
  • Create and deploy a private extension gallery and upload the extensions
  • Upload a VS extension using CI
  • Ship your extension to Visual Studio Marketplace
Who This Book Is For
Developers in Visual Studio IDE covering C#, Visual Basic (VB), JavaScript, and CSS.

About the authors

Rishabh Verma is a Microsoft certified professional and works at Microsoft as a senior development consultant, helping the customers to design, develop, and deploy enterprise-level applications. An electronic engineer by education, he has 12+ years of hardcore development experience on the .NET technology stack. He is passionate about creating tools, Visual Studio extensions, and utilities to increase developer productivity. His interests are .NET Compiler Platform (Roslyn), Visual Studio extensibility, code generation and .NET Core. He is a member of .NET foundation (https://www.dotnetfoundation.org). He occasionally blogs at https://rishabhverma.net/. He has authored books on .NET Core 2.0 and .NET Core 3.1 prior to this title.His twitter id is @VermaRishabh and his linkedIn page is https://www.linkedin.com/in/rishabhverma/

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Softcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5852-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Visual Studio Extensibility Development
Book Subtitle
Extending Visual Studio IDE for Productivity, Quality, Tooling, and Analysis
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Rishabh Verma
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-5853-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-5853-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-5852-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 419
Number of Illustrations
286 b/w illustrations
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