VS 2013 Manual Workaround

Nov 19, 2013 at 4:47 PM
Apparently addins are deprecated in VS 2013 but create an Addins folder under %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\Visual Studio 2013 and copy;

*BuildVersionIncrement.dll [2.4.11046.2045]
*BuildVersionIncrement.Addin

if you have been using the addin in 2010 or 2012 versions (same path 2012 or 2010 version) (or simply download the 2010 version and change the extension to zip and extract the files to the new folder). Make sure the version in the addin manifest points to 12.0 and you should be in business.
<HostApplication>
<Name>Microsoft Visual Studio</Name>
<Version>12.0</Version>
</HostApplication>
I've got this to work on my dev box. Hopefully this will work for you too. Thanks to all developers and people who contributed to this incredibly useful add-in.
Nov 26, 2013 at 11:07 AM
Can you confirm it actually works? In my case I did the same thing, but no matter what changes I do to the solution/project/project files, the increment operation is never triggered (TFS-linked files are never checked-out and modified).
Dec 5, 2013 at 3:51 PM
For some reason, I didn't get a notice for your post. I can confirm the workaround I'm using has been working for me so far. I'd check the individual project settings in the add-in for starters. If they are correct, I'd try a clean/rebuild of a project and/or solution next. I'm using VisualSVN server/add-in so my env is different than yours which I hope is not the culprit. Hope you can get it work on your system.
Sep 18, 2014 at 5:09 AM
Install the Visual Studio 2012 Version then goto your Docs\Visual Studio 2012\ copy the AddIns folder to docs\Visual Studio 2013 and it work just fine !
Nov 6, 2014 at 5:20 PM
Hi,

These instructions work for me, using Visual Studio 2013 , Update 3 on Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64.

However a colleague running Visual Studio 2013 , Update 3 on Windows 8.1 Pro x64, gets a message that the add in failed to load with Error Number 80131515 Error Message <Unknown Error>

Any one have experience of using this addin on Windows 8.1?

Thanks
Martin