How can I test my VSIX package along with a 3rd party VSIX? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have my vsix building and deploying to the experimental instance just fine, but I want to test it along with another vsix developed by a 3rd party. Their package is not available through the VS Gallery or Samples Gallery. I can't install to the experimental instance by double-clicking on the package. How can I get their package installed into my experimental instance?

    Thanks in advance,


    Mike Yeager

    Friday, January 3, 2014 8:32 PM


  • Mike,

    You can install a 3rd party VSIX as usual and then copy it to the experimental instance with the CreateExpInstance utility.

    It should be available as “Reset the Microsoft Visual Studio 201x Experimental Instance” from the Start menu –> Microsoft Visual Studio 201x SDK –> Tools. After reset all your installed extensions are copied to the experimental instance (note that you need to enable them in the Extension Manager.)

    Sergey Vlasov | Vlasov Studio | Visual Studio add-ins, extensions and tools

    • Marked as answer by Mike E Yeager Tuesday, January 7, 2014 7:34 PM
    Saturday, January 4, 2014 8:12 AM