I just spent 2 hours trying to install the VS LightSwitch 11 toolkit (http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/2381b03b-5c71-4847-a58e-5cfa48d418dc) to VS 11 beta... And then it hit me.
The tookit is an extension for VS 2010, not VS11. Even to create VS11 LS extensions, you need to start VS2010?
Am I right?
Please someone let me know, I'm losing my mind. :(
It is only installable on VS 11, as the gallery page says. If you could post the symptoms/errors that you are getting, then we can help you more.
One common problem is that people forget to install the VS 11 SDK before trying to install the Toolkit. Clicking on the View Installation Log link in the extension installation dialog reveals that as the blocking issue.
Justin Anderson, LightSwitch Development Team
Well, the problem I was having up until 2 mins ago, is that I didn't even have an option to install the toolkit to VS11 (only VS2010!)
The reason, is quite obvious, in retrospect:
- The "Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Extensibility toolkit", found here, targets VS 2010
- The "LightSwitch Extensibility toolkit for VS11", found here, targets VS 11
I had all the prerequisites correctly installed (for both), but both links will download and extract "Microsoft.LightSwitch.Tookit.vsix", thus I wasn't aware I was actually executing the the VS2010 vsix... :(
Now, I already admitted I shouldn't be allowed near a computer when I'm drunk, apparently I shouldn't be allowed near a computer when I have a body temperature of 102°F either (stupid flu that got to me since yesterday), but even so, this is a mistake that's easy to make...
Still, thanks once again for your swift proposal to help! Can start working on that fuzzy "quick search" you taught me a couple of days ago :-) (Well, maybe after some sleep...)
Take care, and thanks!
- 已标记为答案 Jan Van der Haegen 2012年4月13日 0:36