Friday, March 30, 2012 1:19 PM
I have the Visual Studio 2010 shell. I would like to know how to add C# language support to it. I tried going to https://connect.microsoft.com as it was suggested in previous posts, but there is no place really in Microsoft Connect to contact Microsoft Support to direct my question. It is only a place where you can give feedback or tell about a bug. I would really appreciate it if you could give me an answer or direct me to someone who can help me with this issue.
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Friday, March 30, 2012 2:19 PM
AFAIK you can't add C# support to the shell. The reason is licensing. In order to add C# support you'd need to ship the C# packages that make up the language support including the language service. These are not redistributable components that you can ship. In order to do something along those lines you're going to have to contact MS directly and discuss redistribution licensing of VS. That is something you'll need to do directly rather than via Connect or the forums.
Michael Taylor - 3/30/2012
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Friday, March 30, 2012 3:28 PM
Thank you for your answer Michael. You are right, I called Microsoft and they said it is no possible to download C# Language on an existing Microsoft Visual Studio shell.