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This course is intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals. You need Windows and Visual C++ installed.

The free online textbook for this course is Visual C++ 6 Unleashed . Read the Introduction to the book.

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Lesson 17. Using Scripting and Other Tools
to Automate the Visual C++ IDE

Developer Studio is an open environment that you can customize to meet your own development needs. Using VBScript macros and Developer Studio add-ins, you can automate repetitive tasks and add features and commands to Developer Studio.

In this lesson, you will:

  • Create a VBScript macro and look at the sample macros shipped with Visual C++.
  • Create an add-in that displays information about source files in a Visual C++ project.

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) The Developer Studio Object Model
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using VBScript to Write Developer Studio Macros
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Writing Developer Studio Add-Ins
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) The SourceInfo Add-In

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

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