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How to add a modified extension to .NET framework? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello everyone,

    I have modified the code of Specflow, an open source tool for behavior driven development (BDD). Conventionally, this tool, like any other extensions, can be added through the menu Tools->Extension and updates to .NET. However, I need to find another way for integrating this modified tool to .NET framework. Can you please inform me how I can add a modified extension (in this case the modified Specflow) to .NET framework? Thanks in advance for your replies!

    Sincerely,

    Amir


    • Edited by Amir-sol Wednesday, July 26, 2017 2:08 PM
    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 2:05 PM

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  • Specflow is a third party code base. If you need to contribute to .net you can do so by raising a pull request in https://github.com/dotnet/core But i doubt Specflow would have anything to do with it.

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    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 3:34 PM
  • I modified Specflow and added a new feature to it, as a part of my research project. I do not prefer to pull a request since it would be a long process. I am more looking for a solution other than the default .NET's integration approach (i.e., Tools-> Extension and updates).
    Thursday, July 27, 2017 9:01 AM
  • If you have their .vsix file, you can run "<path to the Visual Studio install folder">/Common7/IDE/vsixinstaller.exe <full path of .vsix file>"

    Maybe you need to repackage that first?

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    Btw, If you had install the original package already, maybe you can do what suggested in this StackOverflow answer to update what is in the corresponding folder in Common7\IDE\Extensions and then run "devenv.exe /setup" to update the configuration.

    Thursday, July 27, 2017 9:15 AM
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