In my last post I’ve shown how to create a project template from an existing project by exporting it. Now we will go through the creation of a simple VSIX to package our project template.
Steps before creating a VSIX project
- Install the Visual Studio 2013 SDK which you can download from here.
- If you have not created a project template before, read this post.
Recently I have installed the Visual Studio 2013 SDK and encountered a very annoying error for the first time. After opening a project (any project) at the Solution explorer none of the projects were loaded. And even a more annoying error occurred when I tried to close the solution, I could not do it and was prompted with an error:
No exports were found that match the constraint: ContractName
To solve this problem I found these tips:
- Uninstall one of the extensions then restart Visual Studio. I know this sounds idiotic but a lot of people wrote this helps
- Repair the latest update for Visual Studio which worked for me. (You can found Update 4 for Visual Studio 2013 here