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Addin for Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition not loading in Blend

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  • I have a Visual Studio Addin that I created for Visual Studio 2015.  It loads into Community Edition and runs just fine, but does not show up in Blend.  How to I mark the VSIX to install in Blend also??  It is a tool that hooks into the build process.  I have not been able to find any information about how to add it to Blend on the internet.
    Sunday, November 29, 2015 3:13 PM

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  • Hi DWW999,

    This forum is discuss Visual Studio WPF/SL Designer, Visual Studio Guidance Automation Toolkit, Developer Documentation and Help System, and Visual Studio Editor.

    As far as I know, Visual Studio Addin just can be installed on Visual Studio. It can't run for Blend. And there also seems no official support for Blend Extensions. Someone has post this idea to User Voice to feedback this problem. You can add your comment under this feedback.

    https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/6772806-add-official-support-for-blend-extensions

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei

    Tuesday, December 01, 2015 5:35 AM
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  • I find that to be odd as Blend has an "Extensions and Updates" option under the tools menu.  I was also wondering if I could post my Extension somewhere online to download like the "Visual Studio Gallery".  I am also going to look at creating an MSI file.  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd293638.aspx This site talks about different ways to install extensions.


    Wednesday, December 02, 2015 12:30 AM
  • Hi DWW999,

    In my both Blend for Visual Studio 2015 and for Visual Studio 2013, I don't find the Extensions and Updates option under the Tools menu.

    >>https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd293638.aspx This site talks about different ways to install extensions.

    This link is introduce Extensions for Visual Studio, it not mentioned Blend. And I don't find any documents about Blend Extensions on MSDN. It seems that there no Blend API published to let us extension at present.

    There some third-part articles introduce extending blend, but not a VSIX or MSI file. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.

    http://www.timmykokke.com/2013/04/extending-blend-for-visual-studio/

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/46c03e37-3f6b-42f7-8e79-1df75ebb8f5f/extending-blend-for-visual-studio-2013

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei

    Wednesday, December 02, 2015 2:31 AM
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