In integrated mode, a lot of Visual Studio features are available in extension to your application. In the isolated mode, you select a subset of Visual Studio options that you wish to distribute along with your own extension.
Integrated mode allows your users to use common Visual Studio features along with your custom options. The bundled shell is destined primarily for hosting programming languages and program development tools.
Isolated mode grants you to make custom tools that run side by side with other variants of Visual Studio. It is destined generally for tools that can access Visual Studio services without rely upon on all the standard Visual Studio options. You can adjust the appearance of programs developed on the Visual Studio isolated shell. You can simply turn off the options and menu command groups that you do not want to surface together with your program.
- Easily automates the software delivery process.
- Ideal for testers, developers and other users.
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