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IVsExtensionManager.Install Method

Installs an extension to the ExtensionsRoot directory.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.dll)

'Declaration
Function Install ( _
	extension As IInstallableExtension, _
	perMachine As Boolean _
) As RestartReason

Parameters

extension
Type: Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.IInstallableExtension
The extension to be installed. This must be an extension that was created from a VSIX package.
perMachine
Type: System.Boolean
Specifies whether an extension should be installed on a per-computer basis or only for the current user.

Return Value

Type: Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.RestartReason
RestartReason.PendingEnable if a restart of Visual Studio is required; otherwise, RestartReason.None.

Although this API supports the Extension Manager infrastructure, we recommend that you do not use it because it is subject to change.

Installing an extension by using this method automatically enables the extension as well. A restart of Visual Studio may be required for the extension to become loadable.

If installation succeeds, this method sets the PackagePath property of the IInstallableExtension object.

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