You can get SPSource to run within the Visual Studio IDE and write messages out to the Output window by following these easy steps.

Select Tools | External Tools...from Visual Studio menu.

Click Add button

Set Name to : SPSource
Set Command to: C:\Program Files\SPSource\SPSource.exe
(NOTE: may differ if installed on x64 machine or if you changed default location)
Set Arguments to: -designsite http://server:81/
(NOTE: this will differ depending on the design site you are currently using
Set Initial Directory to: $(ProjectDir)

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Last edited May 5, 2009 at 5:05 AM by jthake, version 2

Comments

jthake May 5, 2009 at 8:52 AM 
I guess the next step is to do something like WSPBuilder and integrate into the VS Project menu...another task ;-)

Grumpy_Wookie May 5, 2009 at 5:12 AM 
Very clever, I wonder if you could have a parameter for the site "url" - from somewhere within the solution - otherwise, would have to change the above settings for each project. (prompt for arguments ??)