Welcome to the VS Command Shell Homepage!
VSCmdShell provides users with a shell window inside the Visual Studio IDE that can be used for Visual Studio commands as well. Current version allows user to use either Windows Command Shell (cmd.exe) or
NOTE: The VS Cmd Shell is an Add-In tool. Therefore, it will not work with Express editions of Visual Studio 2005. It does work with Standard or higher editions of VS 2005.
: VSCmdShell 1.2 release is updated to work with Windows Powershell RTM version.
: VSCmdShell 1.2 release is updated to work with Visual Studio 2008 as well.
Check out all of the
for the 1.2 release.
Note: We have limited availability of developer time. If someone is interested in debugging and fixing one or more of the bugs reported under
Issue Tracker, it would shorten the time between releases.
Quick Start to using VS Command Shell
Getting Started with VSCmdShell Development
- Download VSCmdShell 1.2 release
- Run VSCmdShell.msi to install
- Launch Visual Studio 2005
- Go to View - Shell Window (VSCmdShell) to open the VS Command Shell tool window
- Go to Tools - Options - Power Toys - VSCmdShell for customization options
- Install the following development tools
- FXCop 1.35 RC 1
- NUnit 2.2.7
- WiX 2.0.3719
- Windows PowerShell RC1
Contributing to VSCmdShell
- Download the latest source code
- Steps for
- Steps for
Running Verification Scripts
We're looking for developers to join us in the 1.3 release. Check out the current work items at
Feel free to contribute by
- Either creating new or finding existing bugs or feature requests you want to work on
- Leave a note in the comments that you're going to investigate this bug (until you have developer rights, you won't be able to assign bugs to yourself)
- Download the latest sources and create a bug fix
- Zip up your changes and post them as an attachment to the work item
- Fill out the
Project Assignment Agreement.TIF form and follow the
VSCmdShell Assignment Agreement Instructions to send it to us.
Note that by posting your submission to the Issue Tracker, you agree to do so under the
Join the Community
There are numerous ways you can participate in the VSCmdShell community