November Community Tech Preview (CTP) with Standard Edition available

The November Community Tech Preview (CTP) has now been released.  This drop contains a version of the Standard Edition.  I'm in the process of uninstalling the October release and putting this one on.  (Unfortunately that always seems to involve rmdir and regedit to find all traces of the old stuff, so it could take a while.)

Make sure to report any issues, suggestions, etc to the Ladybug site.  Enjoy!

Comments (3)

  1. I’ve just installed this, but I installed on a machine that used to have the previous CTP (after first un-installing it). Looks good, but the Class Diagram stuff doesn’t seem to work at all with C++ projects.

    Give it’s a CTP, it’s fine for stuff not to work, but if it’s just my install and it works for others? I’ll give it a clean machine.

    Keep up the previews, I think they’re an excellent idea!

  2. Chris – glad you are installing / using the builds, we love the feedback!

    I was able to get the Object Browser in C++ working with this build. I got one error on startup of the IDE, a package load error on GUID {6E87CFAD-6C05-4ADF-9CD7-3B7943875B7C}, which in turn points to {file:///C:Program FilesMicrosoft Visual Studio 8Common7IDEMicrosoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.dll}. I disabled the package and continued. Not sure what that will break, but I will probably try to register it by hand if something I care about breaks.

    <CYA> I haven’t looked at the official uninstall instructions, but what I do is

    (1) uninstall everything through ARP (Add/Remove Programs) starting with VS and winding down to the .NET FX

    (2) rmdir /s /q "c:Program FilesMicrosoft Visual Studio 8"

    (3) grep for and delete all instances of "Microsoft Visual Studio 8" in regedit

    (4) rmdir /s /q "%windir%Microsoft.NETFrameworkv2.0.41202", where the version number matches the last install you are getting rid of (41202 is the November CTP build)

    (5) grep for and delete all instances of "41202", again the CTP build I’m killing.

    Then I do the clean install of the new version. Usual caveats apply: this is just what I do not a blessed set of Microsoft instructions, you should back up your system, if the box stops working I can’t help you, etc. 🙂


    Good luck!

  3. In the end I went for a clean virtual machine. Which was very easy and surprisingly, almost as fast as the real machine I first tried installing on. It installed without a single error (not even the CommonIDE.dll error mentioned above).

    Although bringing up the context menu on a class and selecting ‘View Class Diagram’ still results in an error:

    The type initializer for ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.Modeling.ArtifactMapper.VSHost.AssemblyHandler’ threw an exception.

    So I guess that means it didn’t make it in, I’ll have to just be patient for the official beta 2. 🙂

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