I installed Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web, but I can't install the Episerver extension. When I search for extensions in VS, the Episerver extension doesn't appear. I downloaded the extention from Epi's website, but how do I install it into VS after I downloaded it?
A little help getting started would really be great. Thanks!
You should be able to just double click and run the extensions pack. You will find the extenstion templates when you create a new project in vs. Also you can download and install from http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/4ad95160-e72f-4355-b53e-0994d2958d3e or inside vs in the extension manager. Make sure you search i web and you will find it.
No, that's for Visual Studio. I need help installing the extension for Visual Studio Express for Web. The names of the two products are similar, but extensions for one will not work with the other. When I search for the Epi extension in VS Express, I can't see it. When I download the extension from Epi's website, I get a zip file with text files in it, but no install program, no executables of any kind.
Did you try this link: http://world.episerver.com/Download/Items/EPiServer-CMS/EPiServer-7---CMS/EPiServer-CMS-Visual-Studio-Extension---For-Visual-Studio-Express-for-Web/ ?
You should get a file named EPiServerVsExtensionForExpressSKU.vsix
I downloaded that file, but it's a ZIP archive, containing these files:
No installer, no executable. I'm stuck. How do I get that into VS?
It looks like the extensions installer is not associated with VSIX files.
Check if you have a file named VSIXInstaller.exe in the same folder where the Visual Studio Express is insatlled (normally it should be in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE). If you have it, you can use it to install VSIX files by passing a path to the extension file as a command line parameter: VSIXInstaller.exe EPiServerVsExtensionForExpressSKU.vsix
It could be that there is a problem with file associations, but I still don't have a VSIX file, I don't have a file called EPiServerVsExtensionForExpressSKU.vsix :-(
Well, VSIX actually is a ZIP file. Could you try to change the file extension and try to install it either by double clicking on it or with VSIXinstaller.exe ?
That solved it. After I changed the extension of the zip file to vsix, the system recognized it, and I was able to double-click and install it into Visual Studio. Thanks for your help.