Install Method

IVsExtensionManager.Install Method (IInstallableExtension, Boolean)


Installs an extension to the ExtensionsRoot directory.

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

RestartReason Install(
	IInstallableExtension extension,
	bool perMachine


Type: Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.IInstallableExtension

The extension to be installed. This must be an extension that was created from a VSIX package.

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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