Extend the Spreadsheet

Add spreadsheet functions and custom UI elements


The Visual Studio SDK helps you extend Visual Studio features or integrate new features into Visual Studio. You can distribute your extensions to other users, as well as to the Visual Studio Gallery. The following are some of the ways in which you can extend Visual Studio:

Add commands, buttons, menus, and other UI elements to the IDE

Add tool windows for new functionality

Extend IntelliSense for a given language, or provide IntelliSense for new programming languages

Use light bulbs to provide hints and suggestions that help developers write better code

Enable support for a new language

Add a custom project type

Reach millions of developers via the Visual Studio Gallery

Make sense of data with a spreadsheet from the future.