Visual Studio and VSAE updates


 

For those using Visual Studio and Authoring Extensions to author management packs

 

 

Background

VSAE is Visual Studio Authoring Extensions, used to create management packs (with or without fragments)

See Holman's Fragment library on TechNet Gallery for multiple hints at more than what SCOM delivers out of box (OoB)

 

 

 

 

If you or your customers are having issues after upgrading to VS2017 15.8.x.y. and above...there's a new v1.3.0.1 VSAE download

NOTE - New VSAE updates are applicable to Visual Studio 2017/2015/2013/2012

View full features at the download link:

 

 

If you upgraded Visual Studio, and need to check the VSAE version

From Visual Studio, choose Help > About Microsoft Visual Studio

 

In my experience, I had to remove System Center Visual Studio Authoring Extensions' to upgrade (I was running the private patch).

 

 

After upgrade, the version information:

Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features

 

 

Visual Studio 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Visual Studio errors seen when VSAE is not updated

 

Unresponsive VSAE (shows as Visual Studio component 'System Center Authoring Extensions')

 

Exception Encountered

 

 

Missing .NET Frameworks on the system where Visual Studio runs

 

Missing Visual Studio components

 

 

 

Another warning

In Visual Studio, be careful to dock panes, if you've accidentally dragged the panes around/on the screen.

Right click on the Pane, and choose dock.

 

 

 

If you still have problems, upgrade to latest Visual Studio, open a Premier support case.

There is also UserVoice for Visual Studio feedback https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide
You can also upload pics to help illustrate the UI question.

 

 

 

References

Install VS2017 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/install/install-visual-studio?view=vs-2017

Workloads https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/install/install-visual-studio?view=vs-2017#step-4---select-workloads

Comments (6)

  1. Simon Dion says:

    I got something wierd, in property of solution the pane Management pack and Build have an overlap with textbox and labal.

    something wrong with my installation ??

    1. kjustin1996 says:

      See updated blog for details.

  2. kjustin1996 says:

    Hello Simon,
    I don’t believe there’s something wrong with the installation.
    I’d check each pane is set to dock. I updated the blog with a warning, as I played around and had overlapping panes.

    1. Simon Dion says:

      Hi Kevin thanks for your reply. where i can send you a pics? My issue was not with pane but inside the pane Properties of project (Management pack project).

      1. kjustin1996 says:

        I would upgrade to latest Visual Studio, and open a support incident.
        There is also UserVoice for Visual Studio feedback https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide
        You can also upload pics to help illustrate the UI question.

        My limited experience with Visual Studio taught me that the properties pane of a project can overlay Solutions Explorer, or whatever you dock on the right hand pane.
        After upgrading, I clicked on the Properties pane, closed it accidentally while playing with view options, while trying to switch back to Solutions Explorer pane.
        My attempts to get the Properties view/pane back to the right hand side fail. Changing the options (Float, dock, auto hide, etc.) don’t exhibit that behavior.
        Is there a reason why the properties pane must be displayed?

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