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patterns & practices Guidance Explorer Add-In for Visual Studio 2008

patterns & practices Guidance Explorer is a tool that enables discovery, composition and consumption of high quality development guidance. Guidance Explorer installs with a connection to the patterns & practices guidance library including performance and security topics for .NET, ASP.NET, and ADO.NET applications. The guidance library contains a variety of guidance types including checklists and guidelines covering design, implementation and deployment topics.
- J.D. Meier, Jason Taylor, Prashant Bansode, Soledad Pano, Diego Gonzalez

Usage Scenarios

  • Find relevant patterns & practices guidance from within Visual Studio.
  • Tailor the guidance for your project within Visual Studio.
  • Build customized checklists for your development scenarios within Visual Studio.
  • Build customized guidelines for your development scenarios within Visual Studio.
  • You can build custom sets of guidance and share with your team as recommended practice within Visual Studio.


What's new


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How Tos


  • Story – Dev lead scenario
You're a dev lead – You create the structure of the project and identify the guidelines / checklist etc to be followed for the project. Next, you create a guidance structure using the Guidance Explorer Visual Studio Add-in. You associate the guidance to the project. Next, you check-in the project structure in TFS. The developers check-out the project files and get the guidance with it and now know what checklist to follow and what guidelines to follow for the particular project.

Guidance Explorer Team


Last edited Nov 27, 2008 at 12:29 AM by mycodeplexuser, version 15