The Feature Builder Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010
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UPDATE: The bits on the Visual Studio Gallery have been updated to Feature Builder v1.0.1 (just minor updates)
Welcome to the Feature Builder Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010 - Release 1.0 for Visual Studio 2010 RTM.
Feature Builder is an official Power Tool from the Architecture Tools team within the Visual Studio Product Group enabling the rapid construction of Visual Studio Extensions (VSIXs) that combine VS Extensibility (menus, etc.) , Project/Item/T4 templates and step-by-step guidance/documentation.
The output VSIX, called a Feature Extension, delivers all these things, including the guidance, directly within Visual Studio.
This screencast provides both a short conceptual introduction to the Feature Builder and a short demo which starts at 5 minutes, 30 seconds in.
On-going hints-and-tips along with FAQs can be found on Michael Lehman’s MSDN blog: Adventures in SoftwareLand.
Note: This Power Tool requires VS2010 RTM and is not designed to run on earlier builds of Visual Studio. V1.0 supports running Feature Extensions on VS2010 Pro.