This template is a standard C# class library project for use with Mastercam X8. The project has a reference to the NETHook3_0.dll located in the root directory of your Mastercam X8 installation. However, if you installed into a directory other than the default installation directory you may need to update the project reference to the NETHook3_0.dll in order for your project to compile.
The included ProjectSetup documents detail setup for building debuging a NETHook.
Visual Studio Free Community Edition is recommended if you are using the previous Visual Studio Express Edition.
Recommend Visual Studio Add-ons:
StyleCOP is free and recommended (we use it here at CNC Software)
StyleCop analyzes C# source code to enforce a set of style and consistency rules.
StyleCop provides value by enforcing a common set of style rules for C# code.
StyleCop will continue to ship with a single, consistent set of rules, with minimal rule configuration allowed. Developers can implement their own rules if they so choose.