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Description - Writing Add-ins for Visual Studio .NET by Les Smith

Writing Add-Ins for Visual Studio .NET is designed to get the experienced add-in developer up to speed in developing add-ins in Visual Studio .NET very quickly. At the same time, the book does not assume that the reader is an experienced add-in developer. It is designed to teach add-in development to that developer that wants to learn to write an add-in, while at the same time demonstrating enough real code examples to challenge the experienced add-in developer. Les Smith's book begins by teaching the reader to use the Add-In Wizard to create the basic framework. From there, he covers the manipulation of code in windows, control manipulation, and the manipulation of projects. Event Handling within the Visual Studio IDE is also covered and he demonstrates how the add-in developer can handle the various events to enhance the power of the IDE. The book explores, in detail, how to create an add-in User Interface, including ToolBars, ToolBar Buttons, Multiple-Level Menus, as well as creating a UI in the System Tray. Smith also addresses the migration of add-ins from VB6 to .NET for those developers who have previous experience in writing add-ins. Visual Studio .N ET introduces a Class Library of over 3,400 classes. The greatest challenge that the add-in developer will encounter is finding the objects, methods, and events that are needed to perform the desired functionality in an add-in. Smith's book goes into the use of the required objects in every major area that the reader might need to develop that functionality.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590590263
ISBN-10: 1590590260
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 552
Imprint: APress
Publisher: APress
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Les Smith

Les Smith is an independent consultant specializing in the development of Visual Basic .NET and ASP.NET applications. He is the president of HHI Software, Inc., and develops tools for developers using Visual Studio. He has been developing add-ins since the release of Visual Basic 4.0 and has been developing applications in Visual Basic for over 12 years. Prior to his PC development experience, which included the use of C and Clipper, he had 20 years of experience in the development of mainframe operating systems for a major mainframe manufacturer. Smith also managed several large development projects, both on mainframes and PCs.

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