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  1. #1
    Chris Jones Guest

    How do I make an Add In?


    Beta 1

    I see the Add In Manager in the tools menu, but how do I create an Add In?
    I don't see it listed in the available projects at start up. Is it in Beta
    2? Has the Add In gone bye-bye?

    Chris Jones
    Greenville, S.C.

  2. #2
    Bill McCarthy Guest

    Re: How do I make an Add In?

    Hi Chris,

    Add-ins are alive and well in VB.NET. You can create an add-in using VB6 or
    VB.NET. In VB.NET they are referred to as Extensibility projects.



    "Chris Jones" <chrismj27@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > Beta 1
    >
    > I see the Add In Manager in the tools menu, but how do I create an Add In?
    > I don't see it listed in the available projects at start up. Is it in

    Beta
    > 2? Has the Add In gone bye-bye?
    >
    > Chris Jones
    > Greenville, S.C.




  3. #3
    Rob Teixeira Guest

    Re: How do I make an Add In?


    They are also referenced in the documentation under "Automation".
    Add-ins and Macros have a fairly in-depth model in VS.NET. You have access
    to almost anything, and can even integrate with the various tool windows,
    as well as allowing you to create your own tool windows that dock and interact
    with the environment.

    The best way to start is to use the Add-In project template/wizard (under
    Other Projects/Extensibility Projects). If you create an addin in VB6, you
    have to manually set a slew of registry entries, etc.

    -Rob

    "Bill McCarthy" <bill_mcc@iprimus.com.au> wrote:
    >Hi Chris,
    >
    >Add-ins are alive and well in VB.NET. You can create an add-in using VB6

    or
    >VB.NET. In VB.NET they are referred to as Extensibility projects.
    >
    >
    >
    >"Chris Jones" <chrismj27@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:3b585514$1@news.devx.com...
    >>
    >> Beta 1
    >>
    >> I see the Add In Manager in the tools menu, but how do I create an Add

    In?
    >> I don't see it listed in the available projects at start up. Is it in

    >Beta
    >> 2? Has the Add In gone bye-bye?
    >>
    >> Chris Jones
    >> Greenville, S.C.

    >
    >



  4. #4
    Dan Fergus Guest

    Re: How do I make an Add In?

    They also did not work, without hours of extra work, in beta 1. Beta 2
    seems fine so far.

    Dan

    "Rob Teixeira" <RobTeixeira@@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:3b587d25$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > They are also referenced in the documentation under "Automation".
    > Add-ins and Macros have a fairly in-depth model in VS.NET. You have access
    > to almost anything, and can even integrate with the various tool windows,
    > as well as allowing you to create your own tool windows that dock and

    interact
    > with the environment.
    >
    > The best way to start is to use the Add-In project template/wizard (under
    > Other Projects/Extensibility Projects). If you create an addin in VB6, you
    > have to manually set a slew of registry entries, etc.
    >
    > -Rob
    >
    > "Bill McCarthy" <bill_mcc@iprimus.com.au> wrote:
    > >Hi Chris,
    > >
    > >Add-ins are alive and well in VB.NET. You can create an add-in using VB6

    > or
    > >VB.NET. In VB.NET they are referred to as Extensibility projects.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >"Chris Jones" <chrismj27@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > >news:3b585514$1@news.devx.com...
    > >>
    > >> Beta 1
    > >>
    > >> I see the Add In Manager in the tools menu, but how do I create an Add

    > In?
    > >> I don't see it listed in the available projects at start up. Is it in

    > >Beta
    > >> 2? Has the Add In gone bye-bye?
    > >>
    > >> Chris Jones
    > >> Greenville, S.C.

    > >
    > >

    >




  5. #5
    Rob Teixeira Guest

    Re: How do I make an Add In?


    Yes, in Beta1, some of the dev environment and code dom seems to be incompletely
    implemented. For example, you might look at a collection that states a count
    of five items, yet fails to return any of them.

    As long as your add-in is mostly self-contained code, you won't have much
    problem in beta 1, but if you intend to interact heavily with the dev environment,
    get beta 2.

    -Rob

    "Dan Fergus" <dan@vbforest.com> wrote:
    >They also did not work, without hours of extra work, in beta 1. Beta 2
    >seems fine so far.
    >
    >Dan
    >
    >"Rob Teixeira" <RobTeixeira@@msn.com> wrote in message
    >news:3b587d25$1@news.devx.com...
    >>
    >> They are also referenced in the documentation under "Automation".
    >> Add-ins and Macros have a fairly in-depth model in VS.NET. You have access
    >> to almost anything, and can even integrate with the various tool windows,
    >> as well as allowing you to create your own tool windows that dock and

    >interact
    >> with the environment.
    >>
    >> The best way to start is to use the Add-In project template/wizard (under
    >> Other Projects/Extensibility Projects). If you create an addin in VB6,

    you
    >> have to manually set a slew of registry entries, etc.
    >>
    >> -Rob
    >>
    >> "Bill McCarthy" <bill_mcc@iprimus.com.au> wrote:
    >> >Hi Chris,
    >> >
    >> >Add-ins are alive and well in VB.NET. You can create an add-in using

    VB6
    >> or
    >> >VB.NET. In VB.NET they are referred to as Extensibility projects.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >"Chris Jones" <chrismj27@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> >news:3b585514$1@news.devx.com...
    >> >>
    >> >> Beta 1
    >> >>
    >> >> I see the Add In Manager in the tools menu, but how do I create an

    Add
    >> In?
    >> >> I don't see it listed in the available projects at start up. Is it

    in
    >> >Beta
    >> >> 2? Has the Add In gone bye-bye?
    >> >>
    >> >> Chris Jones
    >> >> Greenville, S.C.
    >> >
    >> >

    >>

    >
    >



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