Build a UI Plugin

The following topics provide an introductory walk-through to create a sample user interface (UI) plugin in C#. These steps are intended to be read and completed in sequential order.

  1. Create a Valid Plugin
  2. Add a Toolbar Button or Menu Item
  3. Use the Object Model
  4. Add a Custom User Control
  5. Add a Custom Config Page

For additional features of UI plugins, and steps to avoid common issues, see:

To deploy a completed plugin to a customer or colleague, see:


Note: The UI Plugin tutorials were designed using Visual Studio 2010, but samples are provided in Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2010, and Visual Studio 2008 formats. All file names contain "_VS2012", "_VS2010", or "_VS2008", indicating the format type. Visual Studio Express edition may also be used.

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