I learnt about Visual Studio extensions and assembly resolution

I am in the process of developing an add-in package for Visual Studio 2010. Previously I was having issues when running the debugger against the package it wasn't finding the included assemblies. I had looked at writing a custom assembly resolver or adding a build step to copy the assemblies to a folder that the VS debugger looks at.

Then I came across the answer on this post mentioning the ProvideBindingPath attribute and suddenly everything started working perfectly.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4478853/vsx-2010-package-loading-markup-xaml-parsing-cannot-find-assemblies

Thank you Aaron Marten!