I'm struggling to get a minimal ReSharper 9.1 example to work in Visual Studio 2013. I'm familiar with R#8.x development, but I have a hard time understanding the new concepts of zones, activation, the revised actions, etc... even though I read all the related parts of the dev guide. To get familiar with these new concepts, I'd like to create a trivial code completion component that adds "hello" to the proposal list. I took this example (with minor modifications) from the plugin dev guide  and put it together with the other pieces scattered across the dev guide... unfortunately, it does not work and I'm stuck. You can access my current state at .
I added a ZoneDefition, a ZoneMarker, a ZoneActivator, and I added the basic extension of the items provider. The code compiles, I package it with the supplied packaging script to pack the .nupkg, and I deploy it to a local folder. This folder is configured as a local feed in the experimental instance. It seems that I can install the generated packages in the extension manager (it is marked as installed), however, it is not listed in the active modules for this instance if I debug into it.
I have several questions regarding the current state:
- I cannot add the "JetBrains.ReSharper.SDK" to my .nuspec file. When I add it, the installation fails in the extension manager, because the ReSharper SDK dependency cannot be resolved. What is the right way do do it?
- Is it necessary to call the marker "ZoneMarker" or is it sufficient to add the right attribute and the name is ignore anyways?
- What is missing in the extension that prevents it from getting activated/ loaded?
It would be nice to get some feedback on the missing or incorrect parts of the minimal example or pointers to relevant sources of information. Any help is appreciated!
Thanks in advance!