Use Project Linker 2012 in Visual Studio 2013

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This section is until you install Project Linker 2012 in Visual Studio 2013. For information about usingProject Linker, see Share source code in multiple projects using Project Linker .

Visit the following site to download Project Linker 2012:

Project Linker 2012 をダウンロード

The file will be downloaded.


Change the extension of this file to ".zip". Because the entity is a ZIP file, you can extract the contents by expanding it.

zip ファイルに変更

Once you have extracted the ZIP file, open the "extension.vsixmanifest" file in a text editor. Use Notepad, for example, where you can edit UTF-8 files.

extension.vsixmanifest ファイルを開く

When you open the file, look for the "InstallationTarget" line.


Change the version value for that row to 12.0. 12.0 is an internal version of Visual Studio 2013.

12.0 に変更

When you make changes, save it. Then, re-zip all the files you just extracted. Make sure that all files are directly under the root. If you set up one folder, you will not be able to install it successfully.

すべてのファイルを ZIP ファイルにまとめる

Change the extension to ".vsix".


All you have to do is double-click to install it. You can see that the version of Visual Studio that you want to install is 2013.

Visual Studio 2013 にインストール可能

Please close it when the installation is complete. The use of Project Linker will be the same as in 2012 in Visual Studio 2013.