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  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox (March 24 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470230843
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470230848
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 18.6 x 22.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 794 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,356,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Nobody on Feb. 8 2009
Format: Paperback
This not a bad book, but it does not go very deeper in VSX, and so not really useful toward good website.
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Not much here Aug. 19 2008
By Demetrius Tsitrelis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I'm not sure what the basic idea for the book was; to provide a summary of some (not anywhere near all) the features of the Visual Studio SDK or to serve as an introduction to using the SDK?

In any case, the book is mostly filler. The few examples are always trivial ones like hooking up a button or printing a message somewhere. I think I learned more about the capabilities of the SDK from reading the (argh!) actual SDK doc intros than from reading this entire book.

If you just want to write macros or add-ins for Visual Studio then there are other better books, online examples, etc. If you want to do something more advanced like create a VSPackage, language service, etc. then this is not the book.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Not worth the money April 18 2009
By Girish P. Nair - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Rather than buy this book, please read MSDN articles. I didn't get anything out of it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Starting Point at Best March 19 2009
By A Student - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As many of the other reviewers stated, this book covers a broad range of topics at a very shallow level. It should best be viewed as a roadmap to the many, many api's provided by the Visual Studio environment. The examples are trivial.

The authors prose rambles, he repeats every paragraph by rewording it in the next paragraph. It reads like an undergraduate attempting to fill in a 10 page paper with 5 pages of material. Which is surprising since this is not a large book and a lot of it is code listings.

IMO, this book is best used as a starting point to Visual Studio plugin development. I recommend researching online before investing in this book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A Repeat of MSDN Material Dec 7 2008
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Just go to MSDN and read about this or get books like "DomainSpecificDevelopment". YOu won't get anything out of this one other than a few screen shots.
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As boring as he looks Nov. 13 2008
By Nelson Drueding - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I agree with Demetrius. The book lacks substance and the style is dry, dry dry. I know this stuff isn't sexy, but this author seems to go out of his way to put the reader to sleep. A pity. All the other books in this series I've read (quite a few) are much, much better.

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