If you want to build extensions for VS, this application will allow to do it. This application which is compatible will all versions of Visual Studio empowers developers to deploy their application with the Visual Studio Shell.
After deployment, the programs developed with the integrated shell can work with a full version of Visual Studio, but it does not have the other components apart from the IDE, the debugging tool, and the source control panel.
The integrated version can be used to create programs that works with the full version of visual studio upon deployment but it does not include extensive components besides the Integrated Dveloment Environment, the debugging tools, and the source control integration. This package can be used to add custom tools to Visual Studio.
Visual Studio Shell Redistributable is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in others programming category and is available to all software users as a free download.