Loading WSE 3.0 with VS 2005 on Windows 8

I recently had to install Visual Studio 2005 on a Windows 8.  The solution used WSE 3.0, so I need to install the WSE tools.

It turns out the add-in doesn’t get installed into Visual Studio 2005 properly.

I found that I had to manually tell Visual Studio to look for the add-in in another folder.

  1. Go to Tools -> Options -> Environment -> Add-in/Macros Security
  2. In the Add-in File Paths list, add the following path:C:ProgramDataMicrosoftMSEnvSharedAddins
I couldn’t find anything on the Internet about this, so I thought I would share my findings.

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