Enabling the Plug-in

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Enabling the Plug-in

Prerequisites:

 

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010/2012/2013/2015/2017
MapForce (Enterprise or Professional Edition)
MapForce Integration Package, available for download at https://www.altova.com/mapforce/download.

 

Note:To use MapForce as a Visual Studio plug-in, install the 32-bit version of both MapForce and MapForce integration package, since there is currently no support for 64-bit plug-ins in Visual Studio.

 

To enable the MapForce plug-in for Visual Studio, download and run the MapForce Integration Package and follow the on-screen installation instructions.

 

During installation, ensure that the Install the Microsoft Visual studio plug-in option is selected:

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When prompted, select the Visual Studio version(s) where the plug-in should be enabled, for example:

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Note:Only the Visual Studio versions installed on your operating system are available for selection.

 

Once the integration package has been installed, MapForce functionality becomes available in the Visual Studio environment.

 

Enabling the MapForce plug-in manually

It is possible that the plug-in was not automatically enabled during the installation process. To enable it, do the following:

 

1.Navigate to the directory where the Visual Studio IDE executable is installed (for example, c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE).
2.Run the command prompt as administrator and enter devenv.exe /setup.
3.Wait for the process to terminate normally before starting to use the application within Visual Studio.

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