Instant Feature Builder 2.0

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Reviewed:  1 review
Downloads: 893
Change Set: 67941
Released: Jun 13, 2011
Updated: Jul 6, 2011 by mglehman
Dev status: Stable Help Icon


Application InstantFeatureBuilder20.vsix
application, 2465K, uploaded Jul 6, 2011 - 893 downloads

Release Notes

This is the binary version of the Instant Feature Builder. Once downloaded, double click to install into Visual Studio.

Version 2.0 enhancements:
  • Addition of custom Guidance Adornment facility which is an in-editor toolbar facilitating step-by-step experiences such as Hands-on-Labs and on-boarding experiences.

Version 2.0 bug fixes added 6-Jul-11
  • Tweaks to Guidance Adornment related to large blocks of pasted code and enabling multiple visits to code site if paste has not been performed (i.e. handle close file/discard scenario)

The Instant Feature Builder is a tool which enables you, via drag-and-drop, to build a specific type of Visual Studio extension (VSIX) known as a Feature Extension. A Feature Extension packages project and/or item templates, a collection of related documents and/or web links, and optionally hyperlinks inside the documents which invoke simple Visual Studio Extensibility.

The Instant Feature Builder requires Visual Studio Professional (or above).

Note: The Instant Feature Builder does not contain the ability to create menu items, dynamically control the process workflow state or interact with modeling tools such as UML and DSL. For that you need to use the full Feature Builder Power Tool. See for more information

Reviews for this release

Still excellent... I am surprised it still works with my old IFX projs.
by Ceyhun on Mar 29, 2012 at 9:30 PM