Decoupling my Visual Studio Extension based product from Microsoft's Visual Studio release schedule.
Category: visual studio extensibility
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
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.