24 September 2010

How do I – Install FeatureBuilder for Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

FeatureBuilder is an awesome addition to Visual Studio.  If you wish to give it a spin (highly recommended by the way), it’s easy to do.
  1. Start by getting the Visual Studio 2010 SDK located here:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=47305CF4-2BEA-43C0-91CD-1B853602DCC5&displaylang=en 
  2. Double click the installer.  On the dialog prompt, click “Run”.

  3. On the Welcome screen, click “Next”.

  4. On the EULA screen, click the “I accept the terms of the License Agreement” check box and click “Next”.<

  5. On the Destination page, accept the defaults and click “Next”.

  6. Wait while Setup installs the SDK.

  7. Once the SDK installation is complete, click “Exit”.image18_3A0AA7BD
  8. Now go ahead and get the FeatureBuilder vsix by downloading it from here:

  9. After downloading, double click the .vsix file.
  10. When prompted to open with an application, select Visual Studio and click “OK”.

  11. On the Target page, select Visual Studio 2010 as a target for the vsix install.
  12. Click “Install”.

  13. Wait while the extension is installed.

  14. Upon install completion, click “Close”.

Start using and enjoy FeatureBuilder!  In future blog articles, I’ll show you how to use FeatureBuilder.


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