IdeX - IDE Extension for Visual Studio
IdeX allows your application to communicate with Visual Studio across process boundaries.
IdeX is the acronym for Integrated Development Environment Extension. It uses IPC (Inter Process Communication) to shift data between Visual Studio and an external process for example your application. The IdeX server integrates into Visual Studio and the IdeX client integrates into the external process. The external process sends a request to the server. Based on the request, the server collects data and sends a response back to the client. Both request and response strings adhere to the IdeX protocol syntax.
Your application can use IdeX for example to access the current text selection or the current selected items inside the Visual Studio. Learn more about the capabilities of the IdeX protocol syntax on our Website.