My name is Carlos J.
Quintero and I have been awarded with the
Valuable Professional (MVP) title in the Visual Developer .NET category since 2004
for my contributions in forums and newsgroups to the community of developers
who create add-ins for Visual Studio.
My interest in developing add-ins started around the middle of year 2000, due to the fact that the VB6 IDE, whilst being a good IDE, was not as powerful as I would wish
and had notorious deficiencies.
I also wished to become familiar with building web sites, domain registration and so on.
In October 2000 I first released my little web site with MZ-Tools 1.0 for VB6 supplied as a freeware tool. It was quite a simple version but which nonetheless enjoyed a lot of success.
The version 2.0, which was released about six months later, was even more successful.
In October 2001 I released version 3.0, which has been by far the most popular add-in
for VB5, VB6 and VBA.
For Visual Studio .NET I have created new versions with new and great features.
Another question that some ask is "What does MZ mean?". You'll probably laugh, but
"MZ" derives from "Mazinger-Z", a very popular Japanese cartoon character (in Spain) in the late 70's when I was a child. The original name for the tools, Q-Tools, was not available for domain registration, so... ah well, Mazinger-Z was a very powerful robot with a lot of resources, just like these tools... Hmmm. ;-)
With Best Wishes
Carlos J. Quintero