To install it in VS 2013, you need to follow the tips given on the Q&A tab of the assistant’s page on the Visual Studio Gallery:
So, the manifest file in this extension has a typo, which is why it wont install in VS2013. Change the vsix file to .zip, unzip it, edit the manifest file for the installationtargets from “[11.0,12.0)” to “[11.0,12.0]” and save it. Select all the files and zip it up. Rename the zip file to .vsix again and install.
If you follow those instructions literally,
- rename the .vsix to .zip
- unzip the .zip
- edit the extension.vsixmanifest file
- replace every instance of
- save the file
- zip all files
- rename the .zip to .vsix
then the modified vsix can be installed in VS2013.
When I first tried it (by not following exactly), I simply dragged the .vsixmanifest file out of the .zip, edited it, and then moved it back into the .zip using Windows Explorer, I actually received the error message reported in the Q&A:
Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.InvalidExtensionPackageException: The file is not a valid VSIX package. ---> System.IO.FileFormatException: File contains corrupted data.
Good to have the tool in the latest version of VS as well 😉