Use Project Linker 2012 with Visual Studio 2013

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This section describes how to install Project Linker 2012 in Visual Studio 2013. For information about using Project Linker, see Share source code across multiple projects using Project Linker.

Visit the following sites to download Project Linker 2012:

Project Linker 2012 をダウンロード

The file is downloaded.


This file has the extension ". zip". Since the entity is a ZIP file, you can extract it and extract the contents.

zip ファイルに変更

After extracting the ZIP file, open the extension.vsixmanifest file in a text editor. Use Notepad, which can edit UTF-8 files.

extension.vsixmanifest ファイルを開く

After opening the file, look for the line "InstallationTarget".


Change the Version value in that row to 12.0. 12.0 is the internal version of Visual Studio 2013.

12.0 に変更

Save your changes. Then re-pack all the files you extracted earlier into a ZIP file. In doing so, make sure that all files are directly under the root. If you put a folder in one level, you will not be able to install it properly.

すべてのファイルを ZIP ファイルにまとめる

The extension is changed 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 now 2013.

Visual Studio 2013 にインストール可能

Close it when the installation is complete. Using Project Linker is the same in Visual Studio 2013 as in 2012.