Friday, May 14, 2010

Feature Builder Power Tool Preview updated for VS2010 RTM – Think “Extension to help build Extensions,” or “Power Tool for Power Tools…”

Adventures In SoftwareLand - Feature Builder Power Tool for VS2010 RTM-Preview Now Available

“The RTM-Preview version of the Feature Builder Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010 has just been posted to the Visual Studio Gallery.

These bits are compatible with the RTM release of Visual Studio and will also run side-by-side with the upcoming Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack.

Here is the “read me” information for this release:

Welcome to the Feature Builder Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010 RTM-Preview:

1. If you installed the RC-preview

2. If you have built any Feature Extensions using the RC-Preview:

3. What has changed in the RTM-Preview:

  • a. Added ability to run Side-by-side (SxS) with upcoming Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack
  • b. As part of 3(a), the T4 runner inside the Feature Runtime’s copy of the Extensibility Pack, no longer leverages the Visual Studio custom tool integration (SingleFileGenerator).
  • c. API for Initializing Feature Extensions has improved
  • d. Added support for “stateless” FX
  • e. Added support for content files to be picked from Solution Folders
  • f. Guidance Workflow Explorer now auto-refreshes when a feature changes removing small delay on instantiation
  • g. Fixed issues when Features are instantiated when language and culture not EN-US
  • …”

    The Power Tool to help build Power Tools is now VS2010 RTM compatible… Also sounds like we might be getting the “Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack” in the near future.


    Related Past Post XRef:
    “Feature Builder Power Tool” Preview Released – A power tool to help you build tools/extensions/etc for Visual Studio 2010, a tool to help build tools…

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