When older versions of Visual Studio 2017 report an error about not being able to load the instance, follow these instructions to clean up corrupt instances and re-install.
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.
vswhere -legacy -latest -property installationPath
Even if you don’t have Visual Studio 2017 or newer installed –
To make the new setup configuration APIs more accessible to developers, we have published the “VSSetup” PowerShell module on powershellgallery.com, making it quick and easy to install.
If you have Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 or newer – installed with Windows 10 –
Visual Studio 2017 has brought big changes to extensibility that allow developers to install extensions to different instances and install dependencies. In support of multiple instances, a fast API was required that tools can use to find and launch Visual Studio and related tools,
We’ve listened to feedback over the years, and while each new release brought changes to the setup experience of Visual Studio and related products, none have been more significant than what we’re doing for Visual Studio “15”.
New setup engine
With Visual Studio supporting so many platforms and toolkits,