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No VS2010 Package for VS2010 Premium?

Topics: User Forum
Jun 9, 2011 at 8:07 PM

I'm not completely familiar with the inner workings of VS2010 extension packages, so there may be an entirely technical reason for this. But, why does the VSIX package included in the latest release only work for VS2010 Ultimate? Everyone in our company is using VS2010 Premium, since that's what our MS Gold Partnership provides us, but several of us would really like to use the SHFB extension. Is this just an oversight or is the SHFB extension never going to be available on VS2010 Premium?

(Just FYI: installing the VSIX through the Guided Installer generates an error 3001, and installing it manually only gives "Visual Studio Ultimate" as an option.)

Jun 9, 2011 at 8:47 PM
Edited Jun 9, 2011 at 8:50 PM

It is not limited to Ultimate.  The VSIX package options are set to allow any version (Pro, Premium, or Ultimate).  I've only got the Professional Edition.  It was developed on that and installed for use with it.  Most likely, you're running into the "Path too long" issue.  It's been fixed in the source but I haven't published a release that contains the fix.

If you install it manually and let it try to finish, you'll probably get the same error and can look at the log file to see the actual cause of the error.



Jun 9, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Ah, yes, I apologize. I didn't actually check the install log, I just noticed that only it listed "VS2010 Ultimate" in the install options. But yes, it is the PathTooLongException. 

Thanks! Awaiting the fix anxiously :)

This part of the log does look pretty wierd, though:


6/9/2011 6:26:54 PM - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Premium
6/9/2011 6:26:59 PM - The following target products have been selected...
6/9/2011 6:26:59 PM - Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate
6/9/2011 6:26:59 PM - Beginning to install extension to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate...

Silly VSIX.