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Visual Studio 2013 Must Be Installed - but it is!!


I tried downloading the PTVS msi and running it and I keep getting an error saying visual studio 2013 must be installed. I have visual studio 2013 express desktop installed properly on my machine. It is the 64bit version. I am at a loss and any help would appreciated. Thanks!
Closed Aug 5, 2014 at 12:29 AM by Zooba


Zooba wrote Mar 12, 2014 at 4:08 PM

The Visual Studio Express editions are restricted and do not allow third-party extensions to be installed. This affects PTVS, so you will need to follow our installation instructions to get the PTVS Integrated package or just install the Visual Studio Shells.

I just noticed that all of our prominent warnings have disappeared, so I'll put those back.

The good news is that we recently got permission to be able to install into the Express editions, so our next version of PTVS will be able to be installed into the next update of VS. Neither of these have been released yet, but they'll be out in the next few months.