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Developing a Visual Studio Add-in

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 02, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Windows Application

Hi experts,

I'm starting work on a Visual Studio Add-in and need some basic information between choosing a simple VS Add-In Project or DXCore based add-in. My primary requriements:

  • Copy-deployment
  • Support VS2008 and VS2010 IDEs.
  • Read/write access to Solution/Projects/Classes/Methods (with their meta data, e.g. I'd like to add attributes and comments to methods or classes)
  • Drawing access to code editor windows (e.g. I'd like to change background color of a particular class or method and set it to a gradient). I have good knowledge of GDI+ and System.Drawing namespace, but don't know how to access the editor's device context.

I don't have any working knowledge of DXCore, but have done some work with VS add-ins in the past. Anyone who could help me with the decision of choosing between VS or DXCore, including learning curve difficulty. Thanks a lot in advance.

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