The VSIX file format is different in Visual Studio 2017. This video shows you how to upgrade a solution to the new format.
- [Instructor] Visual Studio has some significant changes…in the extensibility tools.…The first change is there is a new Vsix file format.…If you have a project for an earlier version…of Visual Studio, it'll need…to be updated on opening in Visual Studio 2017.…There are valid reasons for this change,…so be aware that you might have two versions…of your extension project,…one for 2017, and one for earlier versions.…Let me show you an example of this update process.…This is a Vsix solution…that was created in Visual Studio 2015.…
And I'll drag the solution file over…and drop it in the Solution Explorer…for Visual Studio 2017.…When I open up this node here,…you'll see that it says needs migration,…and then there is also another subnode under there…that says this project needs to be migrated.…Now, when I right click on that…and choose Reload Project.…I'll get this dialog that tells me to review this project…and the solution changes.…And it tells me here…that this is going to do a one way upgrade,…meaning that I should probably…
- Installing extensions
- Using CodeMaid, Productivity Power Tools, and other Visual Studio extensions
- Adding external tools
- Creating custom item and project templates
- Building your own custom extensions
- Creating VSIX installers
- Sharing custom extensions
Skill Level Beginner
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.
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