First published on TECHNET on Dec 01, 2017
Visual Studio Authoring Extension(VSAE) is now updated to be compatible with Visual Studio(VS) 2017. VSAE is the most commonly used authoring extension by the Management Pack(MP) development community. The MP developers want to use it with the latest Visual Studio for the benefits that they get. The new VSAE(version 126.96.36.199) can be downloaded from
. For this extension to work as expected, the entire package of Visual Studio (including modeling SDK) must be pre-installed. You can verify if the extension is installed successfully by navigating to the Extensions and Updates section in Tools Menu.
With this extension, user can create a Management Pack project, choose from one of the MP templates provided and author or edit an MP.