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Install an extension from a VSIX installer

Install an extension from a VSIX installer: Visual Studio Essential Training: 08 Extend and Customize the Visual Studio Environment
Install an extension from a VSIX installer: Visual Studio Essential Training: 08 Extend and Customize the Visual Studio Environment

Visual Studio extensions are packaged into a special installer file, called a VSIX file. It gets this name from the file extension .vsix. When you use the Visual Studio Extension Manager, it handles downloading and running the installer. This video looks at the installer file in more detail, exploring the contents of the file, and looking at how to use the .vsix file directly from File Explorer or the command line.

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Q: This course was updated on 08/22/2017. What changed?

A: New videos were added that cover installing and exploring extensions, creating custom project and item templates, and creating custom extensions.

Skills covered in this course
Development Tools Developer Visual Studio

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