What's coming? New Visual Studio AddIn

August 27, 2008

Another day... another plugin.

We're working on a new functionality which has been around since we first started working on our 2.0 release (looong ago on June 2007 or so): integrating the full GUI inside Visual Studio.

And now, we're almost there. I went to the first demo yesterday and I asked Daniel to send me some screenshots to post here.

What I find more interesting (ok, I love the CLI, but anyway, it's still interesting :-P) is that now a developer will be able to do ALL the operations inside Visual Studio and still benefit from all the Platic GUI functionality.

We'll try to find out whether it can also be integrated with Visual Studio Express Edition so that the Students out there can also use it!







Hope you like it!

8 comments :

Keith Richardson said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to use this! The Plastic interface is nice and all, but you can't beat having it all in once place. Great work!

-Keith

Vlado said...

VS Express does not allow plugins!

Consider make a MonoDevelop or SharpDevelop plugin!

pablo said...

Hi Keith!

Thanks for your comments, we really appreciate your support.

We expect to release it in 2.6 together with a number of improvements in the Eclipse Plugin and (hopefully) the NetBeans one (finally!!!).

Xmerge version 1 should be there too... (We'll be sending a preview to users in a few days)

pablo said...

Hi Vlado,

Oh! I thought Express edition had support for Addins...

Ok, the SharpDevelop one should be straightforward since we'd just have to embed our "views" in the tool, as we do on VStudio.

I'd love to have one for MonoDevelop but since they're using GTK I think it will take a bit longer!

I'll check the SharpDevelop one right now...

Keith Richardson said...

I agree with Vlado, I don't think that Express can use plug-ins. Microsoft is trying to force anything more than the basic user to use the paid versions of their software. Thank goodness for MSDN.

-Keith

Lex Y. Li said...

One more vote for the SharpDevelop Addin. Normally it is not that hard to change an VS addin to SD addin.

Anonymous said...

Note that with DreamSpark most students can get VS2008 Professional for free :)

pablo said...

True! DreamSpark VStudio & Plastic will make a beautiful team...

Anyway, we'll try to have the IC#Code add-in soon. I like the environment because it's really lightweight and it always includes new stuff (like the latest StyleCop addition which IMHO rocks!).

But my greatest dream would be integrate it with MonoDevelop (and soon there will be a fully functional debugger IDE there too!!)

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