mrjonathansiegel on Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:36:32


Is there a way to decouple my VSX-based product from Microsoft's Visual Studio release schedule? As it stands, I keep having to update my product to new versions of Visual Studio even though I don't have any need for the new features, the new versions frequently change how extensions are registered and packaged, and it takes time away from developing my own features. If I don't update my extension, it eventually becomes impossible for customers to acquire older versions of Visual Studio, so I feel like I'm stuck in upgrade limbo.

My product works with the Visual C++ project type, so I cannot use the Isolated shell unless I write my own version of VC++, which seems daunting to say the least.

Any suggestions?




Sergey Vlasov on Wed, 17 Jul 2019 04:43:00

What kind of functionality your extension provides?

For simple extensions it is possible to use my Visual Commander to provide VS version specific integration.

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