The SharePoint 2010 Visual Studio 2010 Extensions project (CKSDEV) is a collection of Visual Studio templates, Server Explorer extensions and tools providing accelerated SharePoint 2010 development based on Microsoft's new SharePoint 2010 development tools.
Absolutely awesome set of tools that greatly enhances the sharepoint development experience.
QuickDeploy Saves a lot of time, and makes this a must have tool if not just for QuickDeploy.
Let's say you update some ascx markup on a webpart that's part of a sharepoint 2010 project. Previously you'd have to repackage that and either deploy it, or copy the wsp out and use Update-SPSolution on it in powershell. Then reload the site and see if your markup looks good.
As a dev gains experience you learn that you can just copy the webpart's ascx file out to the 14 hive and refresh the page.
That's basically what quick deploy does, it copies everything out to the 14 hive without doing a deploy or update-spsolution (it copies stuff where it would go if you had done a deploy or upgrade).
So now, you can just change some markup (quick deploy 'takes seconds or less') and refresh your page.
Saves so much time, and that's just one feature out of all the things CKSDev does.
I have installed CKSDev with the follwing url but i dont see WCF Service(CKSDev) in SharePoint 2010 templates in Visual Studio 2010. Please help.
"WCF Service (CKSDev) Template Not Appering in VS 2010."
So guys, will this great extension will come avaiable for VS2012 anytime soon?
The default deploy things from MS just won't do :(
Losing more time with getting things deployed then actually programming them :(
I have installed the latest CKSDev on my SharePoint 2010 + Visual Studion 2010 system. Unfortunately I am unable to see any of the templates except for "SharePoint Console Application (CKSDev)". I was looking for the templates like "WCF Service (CKSDev)" and other.
Is there something wrong in my installation ? I have uninstalled the old one and installed it.
I have installed the latest version CKSDev on a laptop that does not have VS2010 installed but with the SharePoint dlls in the GAC and the Sharepoint 14 hive imported. I don't see this template and I suspect any others that might be in the tool.
I just installed it...
Unhandled exception occurred while calling method 'ProjectService_ProjectPropertiesRequested' of type 'CodeCounsel.SharePoint.DevTools.ProjectExtensions.ProjectExtension, CodeCounsel.SharePoint.DevTools, Version=126.96.36.199, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f275076a3ecf8ed7'. Exception: System.IO.FileNotFoundException. Message: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.SharePoint.Utilities, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
The difference between editions is the same as with SP2010. For example where extensions are related to publishing features they are only found in the Server edition. If you are only working with SP2010 foundation then I suggest only installing the CKSDEV(Foundation), otherwise the server edition is the correct one.
Wes (CKSDEV Team)