MME Beta3

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Released: Jul 14, 2009
Updated: Jul 14, 2009 by Jern
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Release Notes

Can now be used on Vista with UAC

This release installs the AddIns in the CommonAppDataFolder (ProgramData on Vista) and this makes it work on Vista even if you haven't turned off UAC.

This beta release of Managed Menu Extensions consists of 3 MSI installers.

1. ManagedMenuExtensionsSetup.msi - this installs the base functionality of the Managed Menu Extensions. Needed for the other installers. Also installs the tool - "Add-In Manager" for Enabling and Disabling the AddIns.
2. ManagedMenuVS2008Setup.msi - this installs the VS-AddIn that makes Managed Menu Extensions work with Visual Studio 2008 RTM
3. ManagedMenuAddInSamplesSetup.msi - this installs 3 sample ManagedMenuExtensions Add-Ins.

If you have already installed Beta1 or 2 uninstall it, before you install Beta3 in the opposite order of the above

To Make a new AddIn follow these steps:

1. Make a new ClassLibrary.
2. Add a reference to ManagedMenuAddInViews.dll which is installed in the GAC
3. Implement the abstract class MenuManagerAddInView and the abstract class MenuItemView (see how by downloading the Sourcecode and looking in the samples)
4. Place the new dll in the folder <InstallationDirectory>\AddIns\<YourFolder> where InstallationDirectory is the folder you installed ManagedMenuExtensions in, and <YourFolder> is an arbitrary foldername chosen by you.

The Installations has been tested on Windows XP sp3 with Visual Studio 2008 sp1 installed, and on Vista Ultimate with UAC with Visual Studio8 sp1. It has only been tested with a user that had administrative rights.

Sample Apps

Checkout http://solzip.codeplex.com for a nice project using Managed Menu Extensions

Next release

The plan for the 1.0.0.0 release is to rethink the installation procedure, perhaps installing in the public assemblies for ease of use. The Windows Explorer extension will not be implemented in the near future, if ever.

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