Sorry if this has been asked before... I can't seem to find it anywhere, probably I'm just being stupid. Here we go: the structure of an AAX plugin under Windows is some sort of bundle, just like under OSX. Now while the bundle directory structure is automatically created under OSX, this is not the case under Windows. At least what I end up here when building an AAX plugin is a dll, and then I have to create a directory MyPlugin.aaxplugin, in there another directory Contents, then Win32 and x64, and then copy the 32 and 64 bit dlls to the appropriate places.
This works, in the sense that ProTools recognizes and plays the plugin, but MyPlugin.aaxplugin is displayed in Windows Explorer as a normal directory, not with the ProTools symbol next to it like the other AAX plugins. Furthermore there's an xml file in the Resources directory in other AAX plugins... is that maybe necessary? How is everybody else doing this?