UserVoice requests for Visual Studio Express Edition to support extensions

If you are a long-time developer of Visual  Studio extensions (add-ins, packages, etc.) chances are that you are tired of telling your users that your extension won’t work on the Express Editions of Visual Studio.

And if you still think that it should work because Microsoft’s extensions work, repeat after me:

“Visual Studio Express edition doesn’t support extensions
Visual Studio Express edition doesn’t support extensions
Visual Studio Express edition doesn’t support extensions
…”

I explained it more elaborated in this other post: Visual Studio Express edition doesn’t support extensions (despite its Extension Manager).

Now, if you want to change this, you can tell Microsoft voting on the two UserVoice requests that are open:

Allow 3rd party Extensions (vsix) in Visual Studio Express editions
Allow extensions/plugins for VS Express

New website and blog about Visual Studio Extensibility (VSX)

After the old blog server of MVPs at msmvps.com (using Community Server) died some days ago (mine was http://msmvps.com/blogs/carlosq/), the administrator created a new one using WordPress (http://blogs.msmvps.com/carlosq/). It happened that in the meantime I purchased this  domain http://www.visualstudioextensibility.com/ and WordPress hosting with two goals:

  • To create a super portal about Visual Studio Extensibility (VSX) that not only contains my blog but also pages with all the resources available on the web about VSX.
  • To have total control of my blog, something that I didn’t have with my old blog, and I didn’t have with the new one either.

So, this is my new home.

Please update your RSS feed subscription to:

http://www.visualstudioextensibility.com/feed/

And now I have also a Twitter account:

https://twitter.com/VSExtensibility