May 16, 2011 at 6:03 PM
Edited May 16, 2011 at 6:04 PM
I was also having problems installing on an XP machine.
From the installer log:
5/16/2011 1:49:04 PM - Beginning to install extension to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate...5/16/2011 1:49:16 PM - Install Error : System.IO.PathTooLongException: C:\Documents and Settings\al08333\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\Extensions\Microsoft\Feature
Builder Power Tool\1.0\T\P\Extensibility\EPT.zip: ExtenderPackTemplate/templates/projects/feature extensions/featureextension.csproj at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.BeginInstall(IInstallableExtension installableExtension,
Boolean perMachine, AsyncOperation asyncOp) at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.InstallWorker(IInstallableExtension extension, Boolean perMachine, AsyncOperation asyncOp)
I followed the instructions to extract the .vsix file (using WinZip/Rar) to a directory and then edited the extension.vsixmanifest file to change the name 'Feature Builder Power Tool' (as shown in the log lines above) to 'FBPT'. Here's the context:
<Identifier Id="FeatureBuilder"> <Name>FBPT</Name> <Author>Microsoft</Author>
These elements are found right near the top of the .vsixmanifest file.
The trick that follows is to create a zip file starting from the directory where the files were extracted to (i.e. NOT including the parent directory that was probably created when you extracted the original .vsix file, something like 'FeatureBuilderPowerTool').
If you open the .zip file you should see something like:
That worked for me ....