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Visual Studio ('15 and '17) Extension manager reports updates after newest install

Last post 04-17-2017, 10:40 PM by DanyR. 4 replies.
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  •  03-23-2017, 3:10 AM 4921

    Visual Studio ('15 and '17) Extension manager reports updates after newest install

    I just updated my Ghost Doc Pro to the latest version in both VS 2015 and 2017 on two different PCs. On one computer I performed the updates via the Ghost Doc add-in's Update dialog and on another I installed via Visual Studio extension manager. After seeing this problem persist, I manually downloaded from the website and installed the setup file / extension package separately. What I am seeing is that Visual Studio extension manager reports Ghost Doc installed as version 1.0 with an update available to 5.5.17070, while the Ghost Doc Update window reports the version accurately. When I attempt to install the update it provides, it fails with an error message (which differs in the two versions) that basically says there were no eligible products to upgrade.

     This is annoying because Visual Studio keeps the notification about the update every time I restart the application.

    I tried adding pictures to this post, but in case it didn't work I've linked to them on IMGUR. They should show both windows in question.

    Ghost Doc Update Window


    VS Extension Window

  •  03-30-2017, 7:58 AM 4925 in reply to 4921

    Re: Visual Studio ('15 and '17) Extension manager reports updates after newest install

    Hello,

    This is due introducing the VSIX installer for VS2017 while the older version was still MSI-based.

    Please uninstall the older version of GhostDoc through Control Panel -> Programs and Features and after that you will be able to install the VSIX version.

    This won't be a problem going forward as long as you only use the VSIX in VS2017.
     
    For VS2015 we are releasing a fixed MSI based setup by the end of this week that won't show up in the Extension Manager anymore.

    Thanks!


    Thank you,
    Serge Baranovsky
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  •  04-08-2017, 6:53 AM 4936 in reply to 4925

    Re: Visual Studio ('15 and '17) Extension manager reports updates after newest install

    What if I want to use both 2015 and 2017? Should I still uninstall everything? Or is it not possible to have the install into both?
  •  04-08-2017, 8:07 AM 4937 in reply to 4936

    Re: Visual Studio ('15 and '17) Extension manager reports updates after newest install

    Yes, you can use the MSI setup for the VS2015 (just don't check the VS2017 box in there) and use VSIX for the VS2017. 

    Just make sure you remove the older version beforehand in Programs and Features.

    Please see http://support.submain.com/kb/a54/installing-ghostdoc-for-visual-studio.aspx and http://support.submain.com/kb/a53/troubleshooting-vsix-installation-issues.aspx for more details.

    Thanks! 


    Thank you,
    Serge Baranovsky
    http://submain.com - .NET Developer Tools  |  Microsoft MVP  |  ASP Insider
    » » CodeIt.Right Will Fix Your Code!™ - http://submain.com/codeit.right
    » » C#/VB .NET Coding Guidelines - FREE 100+ page ebook (PDF) http://submain.com/guidelines
  •  04-17-2017, 10:40 PM 4942 in reply to 4937

    Re: Visual Studio ('15 and '17) Extension manager reports updates after newest install

    Hi,

    sadly this doesn't remove the hint for a "new update".

    In the screenshot you can see the version information of the MSI package installation for VS2015 (enterprise) where it states "current version: 1.0" which is incorrect. This is because the vsixmanifest of the MSI installation does not state the correct version (the update hint might vanish with a correction here).
    I believe, that there might be a mistake in the update coming through "Extensions and Updates" which should only be available for VS2017, though it might be me who is mistaken here Wink

    Please note also the "Discover" and "GhostDoc" headlines stating different VS versions.

    Cheers, Dany

    Ghost_Doc_VS2015
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