WSPBuilder Extensions is the tool used to develop SharePoint applications using Visual Studio 2008. This tool made the development of SharePoint applications much easier, and stopped the manual deployment of the assemblies and manually creating the manifest.xml file.
Using this tool, all you need is to build, deploy and run your SharePoint application via Visual Studio 2008. For more details about the WSPBuilder, please check this website http://wspbuilder.codeplex.com/
See us build a SharePoint application using the Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint.
Chris JohnsonChris is a Program Manager on the Windows SharePoint Services team. He focusses on the developer platform aspects of WSS. Previously Chris spent 5 years in MCS working on deploying SharePoint to some of Microsofts largest customers. Chris is from New Zealand & enjoys throwing himself out of perfectly good airplanes.