Installation and Removal
Visual Assist X is packaged in a self-extracting executable that contains install images for all supported IDEs
. The latest release version of the bundled installer is available via most web pages on our site by clicking the Download Free Trial button. Users with firewall issues that prevent downloading directly from our web site can contact us
Users who download Visual Assist X using the Visual Studio Gallery
download button or from within the Visual Studio 2010 Extension Manager receive a .vsix file which installs only in Visual Studio 2010 or later. The Extension Manager installs the .vsix transparently, while visitors to the Visual Studio Gallery are given a choice to download the .vsix file or run it. If you are not given this choice, make sure you have Visual Studio 2010 or later installed on your machine.
For Visual Studio 2008 and earlier IDEs, Visual Assist X is installed for all users, and the installer itself requires administrative privileges. (Once installed, Visual Assist X can run under a non-admin account.)
For Visual Studio 2010, Visual Assist X is installed only for the current user, and the installer may be invoked by users without administrative privileges.
No program groups or shortcuts are created when installing Visual Assist X. Launch Visual Studio or Visual C++ to access the features of our software.
Use the operating system's Add or Remove Programs facility to remove Visual Assist X from Visual Studio 2008 and earlier IDEs. To uninstall from Visual Studio 2010 or later, use the Extension Manager, available via the IDE's Tools menu. When both Visual Studio 2010 and an earlier IDE exist on the same machine, Visual Assist X is completely uninstalled only by using both methods, even if the bundled installer was used to deploy the software to multiple IDEs.