SSMS Add-in development

The following sites detail how to create SSMS add-ins:

Extend Functionality in SQL Server 2005 Management Studio with Add-ins - Ameet Phadnis
*http://aspalliance.com/137

Building a SQL Server Management Studio Add-in - Jon Sayce
*http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/jonsayce/archive/2008/01/15/building-a-sql-server-management-studio-addin.aspx

The Black Art of Writing a SQL Server Management Studio 2005 Add-In - Joseph Cooney
*http://jcooney.net/archive/2007/11/26/55358.aspx

Window Location

The following registry entry allows a window to start as a 'Tabbed Document' rather than floating:

2005
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Shell\ToolWindows\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}
REG_SZ - Style: MDI

2008
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Shell\ToolWindows\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}
REG_SZ - Style: MDI

Where {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} is the GUID of the tool window created by CreateToolWindow2.

After the add-in has been installed the window position is saved in the files windows.prf and windowsidx.prf in the following location:

2008
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Shell\

2005
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Shell\

Delete the two files to get the add-in to use the registry again for the window location.

Last edited Aug 20, 2008 at 10:39 PM by DannyGould, version 2

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