Friday, 25 July 2014

Installing the Extension in Visual studio 2013 results in The Extension Manifest in Invalid [Resolved]

In this article we are going to see some problems and there solutions, for example you may had came across a error when installing a extension in Visual studio 2013 like "Extension Manifest is Invalid".

Why this error occur ?
  This is because in your system , you may have various versions of visual studio when double click the extension it target the wrong  version , i.e you may have visual studio 2013 in ur sysetm , later you are installing Visual studio 2010 for some purpose now this causes the porblem.

To solve this problem many of them will re install the visual studio 2013, then it will  work , to avoid this we can do this simple steps.


1. Right click the extension and select Open with options.

2. In the above options select more Options to browse
3.Then scroll down to click the Look for another app in this PC to Browse 

4. Go to the Following Vs installation path 
   "{{installtion Drive}}\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Visual studio 12.0\Common 7\IDE\VSIXinstaller.exe"        to browse for vsix installer.

5.After select this you can see the icon for the Extension will change as like this 

From this article you can solve some problem in the installation of extension in the visual studio 2013.

Unable to connect TFS with in VS2013 in windows 8.1 - Resolved

    In this article we are going to see some problem and it's solutions, sometimes you can notice that unable to connect TFS with in Visual studio 2013 in windows 8.1, But it will work in some other visual studio versions.

Error Message will be like this format :
Unable to connect to this Team Foundation Server http://{{server}}:8080/tfs

Why this error occur ? In depth you can see a another error message that specifies "key not valid to use in specified state when entering source control

To Avoid this error and connect the TFS successfully with visual studio follow the below steps.


1. Close all instance of the Visual studio 2013.
2. Delete the following Key "TokenStorage" from RegEdit, to do that follow the below steps
3. press Windows + R
4. Type RegEdit in run window and enter.
5. Now Register Editor will launch.
6. Iterate to the following key in Regedit and Delete the Key
7. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VSCommon\12.0\ClientServices\TokenStorage

From this article you can solve problems related to TFS connect with visual studio.