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Installing the Authentic Desktop Plugin for Visual Studio

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To install the Authentic Desktop Plug-in for Visual Studio, take the steps below:


1.Install Microsoft Visual Studio 2012/2013/2015/2017/2019/2022. Note that from Visual Studio 2022 onwards, Visual Studio is being made available only as a 64-bit application.

2.Install Authentic Desktop. If you have installed Visual Studio 2022+, then you must install the 64-bit version of Authentic Desktop.

3.Download and run the Authentic Desktop integration package for Microsoft Visual Studio. This package is available on the Authentic Desktop download page at


Once the integration package has been installed, you will be able to use Authentic Desktop in the Visual Studio environment.




You must use the integration package corresponding to your Authentic Desktop version (current version is 2024).


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