Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 SDK

The Visual Studio 2012 SDK includes project templates, tools, tests, and reference assemblies that are required to build extensions for Visual Studio 2012.
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      By using the Visual Studio 2012 SDK, you can create tool windows, menu commands, editor extensions, isolated shell projects, and other extensions for Visual Studio. The Visual Studio 2012 SDK includes project templates that help you package Visual Studio extensions in a VSIX.  The SDK also helps you test and debug your extensions in an experimental instance of Visual Studio so that your primary development environment is not changed unexpectedly. After you install the SDK, you can use the shortcuts on the Start menu to find the online documentation, samples, and other developer resources that are available online through MSDN.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012

        • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
        • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
        • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
        • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
      • Hardware Requirements:
        • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
        • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
        • 300 MB of available hard disk space
        • 5400 RPM hard drive
        • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
      • Prerequisites:
        • Visual Studio Professional 2012 or higher
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