Demo of the Day: A Custom Visual Studio Editor in Every Pot

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This is the premier episode of Demo of the Day. Jerry Nixon (@jerrynixon), author of Template 10 (, Developer's Guide to Windows 10, XAML for Windows 10 and dozens of Microsoft Virtual Academy courses on Universal apps and XAML techniques, Skypes with Brian Lagunas (@brianlagunas), XAML product manager for Infragistics and author/maintainer/gardener of (previously Patterns and Practices) Prism for WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) (, including Prism.Core/PubSubEvents/and MVVM - all now open source and in NuGet and GitHub.

In today's demo call, Brian shows Jerry two easy, quick ways to extend Visual Studio using the Visual Studio Extensibility Toolkit to edit files that require delicate (read: easy to get wrong) text editing in the IDE, or get information like strong name definitions. Did you know you can write your own Visual Studio editor and leverage the DTE object in your projects? It's easier than you might think. Let's take a look at what Brian does with a dash of C# and a cup of ingenuity. Enjoy.



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