BrowserStack Visual Studio 2015 Extension

Do you find that you want browserstack but once again, the extension lets you down by not installing into VS2015.

Worry not! As with VS2013 (that I wrote about here) it’s a case of editing the vsixmanifest file and targetting a different visual studio version.

Download the extension from the VS gallery (here) open it up with 7zip/winzip/windows and edit the extension.vsixmanifest file, change the following lines from:

<Installation InstalledByMsi="false" AllUsers="true">
  <InstallationTarget Version="11.0" Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro" />
  <InstallationTarget Version="11.0" Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Premium" />
  <InstallationTarget Version="11.0" Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Ultimate" />
</Installation>

to:

<Installation InstalledByMsi="false" AllUsers="true">
  <InstallationTarget Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro" Version="[12.0, 15.0]" />
</Installation>

Save the file – make sure the archive is updated, double click and install! BOOM!

Print | posted @ Friday, January 8, 2016 3:43 PM

Comments on this entry:

Gravatar # re: BrowserStack Visual Studio 2015 Extension
by Dan Begallie at 2/3/2016 4:59 PM

I think I just saw version 2.0 of the BrowserStack extension come in as an update. It seems to install in VS 2015 now. Finally
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