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Command routing in VSPackages

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A command is routed in Visual Studio based on the context in which it is executed. It is routed from the initial context outward to the global context.

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Describes the order of command routing resolution.

Discusses command routing.

Discusses considerations in routing commands between managed code and COM.

Discusses the model for how you can determine the user's selection context focus on a window.

Explains how to create a UI that includes menus, toolbars, and command combo boxes.