Manual Deployment of Visual Studio Add-Ins

May 16, 2008

To deploy visual studio addin you have to place the AddIn file in this directory:

My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Addins\

Open the AddIn file. You will see XML seems the following:

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-16″ standalone=”no”?>
<Extensibility xmlns=””&gt;
<Name>Microsoft Visual Studio</Name>
<FriendlyName>Sample Addin</FriendlyName>
<Description>Sample Addin Description</Description>

Change the Assembly value to be the path of your addin DLL.

Change the full class name to be (<YourClassName>.Connect)

Then you will be ready to see your addin in the visual studio