Visual Studio Setup

Installation and containerization of the Visual Studio family of products

Disabling or moving the Visual Studio 2017 package cache is now generally available
Disabling or moving the Visual Studio 2017 package cache is now generally available
With the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.2, the ability to disable or move the package cache is now generally available and documented. Basically, payloads are removed after being installed or repaired, and we will download them again if ever needed (like when repairing the product instance). This does mean if you work offline and ...
vswhere is now installed with Visual Studio 2017
vswhere is now installed with Visual Studio 2017
Starting in the latest preview release of Visual Studio version 15.2 (26418.1-Preview), you can now find vswhere installed in "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer" (on 32-bit operating systems before Windows 10, you should use "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer"). While I initially made vswhere.exe available ...
Cleaning up the Visual Studio 2017 package cache
Cleaning up the Visual Studio 2017 package cache
With the ability to disable or move the package cache for Visual Studio 2017 and other products installed with the new installer, packages are removed for whatever instance(s) you are installing, modifying, or repairing. If you have a lot of instances and want to clean all of them up easily from the command line - perhaps scripting it for ...
vswhere now searches older versions of Visual Studio
vswhere now searches older versions of Visual Studio
One of the top requests I kept hearing for vswhere was to also search older versions of Visual Studio. You can now do that starting with the latest release. Even if you don't have Visual Studio 2017 or newer installed - which means the query API is not even registered - you can use vswhere to find the installation root directory for Visual ...