BrowserStack Visual Studio 2015 Extension

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/cskardon/archive/2016/01/08/browserstack-visual-studio-2015-extension.aspx

Do you find that you want browserstack but once again, the extension lets you down by not installing into VS2015.

Worry not! As with VS2013 (that I wrote about here) it’s a case of editing the vsixmanifest file and targetting a different visual studio version.

Download the extension from the VS gallery (here) open it up with 7zip/winzip/windows and edit the extension.vsixmanifest file, change the following lines from:

<Installation InstalledByMsi="false" AllUsers="true">
  <InstallationTarget Version="11.0" Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro" />
  <InstallationTarget Version="11.0" Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Premium" />
  <InstallationTarget Version="11.0" Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Ultimate" />
</Installation>

to:

<Installation InstalledByMsi=”false” AllUsers=”true”>

  <InstallationTarget Id=”Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro” Version=”[12.0, 15.0]” />

</Installation>

Save the file – make sure the archive is updated, double click and install! BOOM!