I have been trying to get the MonoTools for Visual Studio from their web site (mono-tools.com). But with no luck. Where to get MonoTools for Visual Studio 2010/2012 plug-in?
You can easily modify the MonoTools installer to work with VS2012.
.vsix files are ZIP files. In the root of the zip, you'll see a file named
extension.vsixmanifest, which lists the versions of Visual Studio that are supported by the extension.
- Download the MonoTools package
- Rename it to have a
- Right-click and select "open" - you don't want to extract the file, just open the archive using the built-in Windows mechanism
extension.vsixmanifestanywhere - say, to your desktop.
- Open it up in a text editor (I love Notepad++, EMACS is also pretty awesome under OSX.)
- Change the
SupportedProductskey to the following:
<SupportedProducts> <VisualStudio Version="10.0"> <Edition>VSTS</Edition> <Edition>VSTD</Edition> <Edition>Pro</Edition> </VisualStudio> <VisualStudio Version="11.0"> <Edition>VSTS</Edition> <Edition>VSTD</Edition> <Edition>Pro</Edition> </VisualStudio> </SupportedProducts>
- Copy the modified file back into the archive.
- Rename it from
- Run it. The Visual Studio Version Selector should appear and let you pick VS2012.
Mono menu item doesn't appear after restarting VS, you may need to run
from a VS command prompt (or, from c:\program files (x86)\microsoft visual studio 11\common7\ide).
This works for just about any VS2010 extension.