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Does Not Install on Visual Studio 2008


When both Visual Studio 2008 and 2005 are installed, the Resource Refactoring Tool is not installed on Visual Studio 2008.


bertanaygun wrote Dec 6, 2007 at 2:55 PM

Where did you install Resource Refactoring from? The latest release in Releases page should get installed in both 2008 and 2005. If possible can you search your computer for "ResourceRefactoring.addin" file and check that it has an entry for Visual Studio 9.0.

wrote Dec 9, 2007 at 4:09 PM

lprada wrote Dec 9, 2007 at 4:10 PM

Same problem. Whe you open de Refactor Menu, no Add-In. In Tools Addin Manager is ok.

bertanaygun wrote Dec 10, 2007 at 11:55 PM

What kind of project are you using? The menu entry will not be visible for unsupported projects.

wrote Dec 16, 2007 at 4:02 AM

wrote Feb 2, 2008 at 4:53 PM

Bragi wrote Feb 2, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Same problem. It worked fine with the beta version, once I upgraded, it stopped working.

wrote Feb 3, 2008 at 5:49 PM

wrote Feb 15, 2008 at 10:03 AM

wrote Feb 21, 2008 at 1:08 PM

xmlguy74 wrote Feb 21, 2008 at 1:08 PM

I have both VS 2005 and VS2008 (and both VSSDKs) installed. I am having the same issues.

wrote Feb 22, 2008 at 8:06 AM

wrote Mar 12, 2008 at 12:20 PM

peitor wrote Mar 12, 2008 at 12:22 PM

same issue on my work pc
installed vs2005 and vs2008
  • on vs2005 i can see -> Refactor -> Extract to Resource
  • on vs2008 i cant see the menu item!
but in the Addin Manager it is there!

bertanaygun wrote Mar 12, 2008 at 2:43 PM

You might be able to solve the problem by running "devenv.exe /setup" from Visual Studio 9.0 command prompt.

wrote Mar 28, 2008 at 3:50 PM

sgrassie wrote Apr 2, 2008 at 9:27 AM

running "devenv.exe /setup" did not resolve the problem.

jojanssen wrote May 20, 2008 at 12:35 PM

Same problem here.

Even when vs2005 removed, I can't see the Refactor -> Extract to Resource in VS2008.
Addin Manager is ok.

wrote May 22, 2008 at 8:31 AM

wrote May 23, 2008 at 3:32 PM

podi wrote May 30, 2008 at 3:19 PM

Same thing happens to me. I'm using Visual Studio 2008 on Vista x64. When I was using Orcas, the tool was working, now not.

wrote Jul 9, 2008 at 10:17 PM

LeChuck wrote Aug 4, 2008 at 5:45 PM

Hi had the exact same problem. I had VS2005 and VS2008 installed. The context menu item was available in VS2005 but not in VS2008. I even uninstalled VS2005 and reinstalled ResourceRefactor but that didn't do the trick. I saw the addin in the VS Addin Manager, but I didn't saw the context menu item.
But now I was able to fix it: reading the comments here I search for "ResourceRefactor.AddIn" (NOT ResourceRefactoring.addin) on my computer and found one file. It can be opened with e.g. notepad and it contained two entries of <HostApplication>. Apparently one for VS2005(version 8.0) and one for VS2008 (version9.0).
I'm not really familiar with addin-files but I removed the whole <HostApplication> tag for VS2005 and now everythings fine. I now have the expected context menu item in VS2008.

My guess whould be that one should use two separate addin-files when using both VS2005 and VS2008. At least that seems to be the way GhostDoc does it. But I'm not sure about this last statement!

wrote Sep 11, 2008 at 11:15 PM

wrote Sep 23, 2008 at 10:35 AM

wrote Nov 24, 2008 at 3:20 PM

wrote Jan 21, 2009 at 11:20 AM

PowerKiKi wrote Jan 21, 2009 at 12:28 PM

Same problem over here. What I did:
  1. open %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\MSEnvShared\Addins\ResourceRefactor.AddIn
  2. remove <HostApplication> tag for VS2005 and change the description
  3. load Visual Studio 2008
  4. menu not available, but AddIns manager shows modified description
  5. ProcessExplorer shows devenv.exe with handles C:\Program Files\Power Toys for Visual Studio\Resource Refactoring Tool\ResourceRefactor.Common.CSharp.dll and C:\Program Files\Power Toys for Visual Studio\Resource Refactoring Tool\Microsoft.VSPowerToys.ResourceRefactor.dll
  6. load Visual Studio 2005
  7. menu available (!!)
Previously I uninstalled and re-install ResourceRefactoring from this kink:

Anybody found workaround ?

PowerKiKi wrote Jan 21, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Oh, forgot to mention, I tried the deven.ex /setup trick with no luck :(

wrote Jan 27, 2009 at 9:41 PM

PowerKiKi wrote Feb 25, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Somehow I managed to get the missing menu in Visual Studio 2008. Unfortunately I couldn't exactly what I did, but here is a list of what I did lately that may have an impact:
  • used various utilities (especially TuneUp and CCleaner) to clean up my computer, including registry
  • deleted %WINDIR%\$NtUninstallKB*$ folders
  • installed Windows Installer Cleanup Utility and ran the command "C:\Program Files\Windows Installer Clean Up\MsiZap.exe G" !!!WARNING, that may corrupt your machine, read documentation WARNING!!!
  • reboot
  • checkout Resource Refactoring source code, open solution, modify Addins project property -> Debug -> select path to devenv.exe 9.0, build, and execute, then I had it !
Honestly I couldn't tell what fixed my install. It seems that building the source code was not enough as we tried on another computer and it didn't get the menu... Hope this may help anyway

wrote Aug 17, 2009 at 5:04 PM

gmagana wrote Aug 17, 2009 at 5:06 PM

What a shame, this is such a useful tool, and it simply does not work. None of the suggestions work for vs2008. Damn shame. Codeplex == Deadpool as fas as VS extensions go.

wrote Feb 14, 2013 at 7:02 PM