Altova MapForce 2024 Professional Edition

MapForce Plug-in for Visual Studio

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You can integrate MapForce 2024 into the Microsoft Visual Studio versions 2012/2013/2015/2017/2019/2022. This integration helps combine the mapping capabilities of MapForce with the development environment of Visual Studio. When the MapForce plug-in is enabled, you can create mappings and mapping projects directly in Visual Studio (see screenshot below).




To install the MapForce 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 MapForce (Enterprise or Professional Edition). If you have installed Visual Studio 2022+, then you must install the 64-bit version of MapForce.

3.Download and run the MapForce integration package for Microsoft Visual Studio. This package is available on the MapForce (Enterprise and Professional Editions) download page at


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




You must use the integration package corresponding to your MapForce version (current version is 2024). The integration package is not edition-specific and can therefore be used for both Enterprise and Professional editions.


Information about menus and functions

When the MapForce plug-in for Visual Studio is enabled, you can access different MapForce menus and functions (see below). You can customize MapForce menus and toolbars from the Tools | Customize menu of Visual Studio.


Note:In Visual Studio 2019 and later, MapForce functionality can be accessed in the Extensions menu of Visual Studio. In earlier versions of Visual Studio, MapForce features are available in the top-level menus of Visual Studio.


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