In VS 2010 Beta 1, I see the Other Project Types -> Extensibility -> VS Add-In or Shared Add-in. Is this the project templates to create MEF applications? Are there any examples on how to create projects to add within VS 2010
Beta 1 or our own MEF apps? I know very little about MEF, but from what I think I understand about topic... this will allow us to create something similar to the following....
I can create an overall "shell" application that will house many applications. I would like to eventually create a WPF app that has a Ribbon for navigation/configuration and a Frame that would populate links ( possibly small panels with buttons
and info that describe app ). This app would allow me to deploy apps to it over time without the need of users to update , but instead, have a way to decide ( Ribbon, etc. ) on what apps to include/remove in "shell" app.
I could see new SketchFlow being really useful in developing and adding the apps to this main application by using it's navigation tools.
Are my assumptions right/wrong? Are these features available now ( In this codeplex project and/or VS 2010 Beta 1 )? If not, is this the direction MEF is going? Thanks again.