Visual Studio 2012 add-in support

Feb 12, 2013 at 11:10 AM
Are there any plans to update the project so it can be used as an Add-in in Visual Studio 2012?

Been using the project for several test projects and finding it immensely useful so hope the support is continuing.
Feb 21, 2013 at 11:13 AM
Edited Feb 21, 2013 at 11:14 AM
Just sorted this for myself.

Take the XSD2Code Addin file from the VS2010 Addins folder and add:
    <Name>Microsoft Visual Studio</Name>
and then drop into the Visual Studio 2012 Addins folder. Works fine.

Marked as answer by pcabanel on 11/3/2013 at 8:50 AM
Mar 4, 2013 at 4:29 PM
Thanks, also managed to update our local setup package to copy this to the VS2012 install folder and respective areas.
Apr 5, 2013 at 1:35 PM
Thanks Guys this worked great. Here is how to do it if you are not too familiar with Visual Studio. Go to or search for the Xsd2Code.addin file after you have installed it on a 2008 or 2010 visual studio. Once you have found that file copy it to the location specified in your Tools->Options->Add-in Security location or in my case I added a Folder under my Documents->Visual Studio 2012 folder called Addins and then added that location to the Add-in Security. After added the file or adding the location where the file is, close Visual Studio 2012. Now open xsd2Code.addin file ( I used NotePad++) with any editor you wish and change the 9 or 10 in the node to an 11 like stated above. Now open up Visual Studio 2012 and open a project with an XSD, right click on it and there you go, you should see Run Xsd2Code Gerneration.
May 7, 2013 at 12:48 PM
I'm using modified 3.4 version of xsd2code( for my needs).
I can share with everybody following things:
- VS 2012 Install Shield Limited Edition Project - empty install project only/ Installer with my Version of xsd2code/  Or  full solution sources  wich i was tested and updated for myself, when i use this  tool with silverlight. The only agreement in limited edition is that we will need to register in GAC Xsd2Code.Library.dll.  

There is the problem with direct installer conversion to VS 2012 - Custom tool doesn't work. But i found decision, if it's interesting for somebody more detailed it described here
Sep 9, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Modifying the addin xml is not working for me in 2012. Any ideas?

Sep 12, 2013 at 10:09 AM
thanks for the tip, got it working in both VS2012 and VS2013RC!