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BUG: Checkbox to create CommandBar disabled in add-in wizard if name contains '.'

Author: Carlos J. Quintero (Microsoft MVP) Applies to: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
Date: June 2013   Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
      Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
       
Introduction

When you use the add-in wizard to create an add-in, if the name of the project contains a '.' character, the checkbox "Would you like to create command bar UI for your Add-in" is disabled.

More Information

Steps to reproduce the problem:

  • Click the "New Project" menu.
  • Go to the "Other Project Types" > "Extensibility" node.
  • Select the "Visual Studio Add-In" template.
  • In the Name field, enter a project name that contains a dot character ('.'), such as MyCompany.MyAddIn.
  • Click the "OK" button.
  • In the wizard that is launched, click the "Next" button several times until you reach the step 4 of 6 ("Choose Add-in Options").
  • The checkbox under the "Would you like to create command bar UI for your Add-in" question is disabled.

This problem happens in Visual Studio 2008, 2010 and 2012, but it worked in Visual Studio 2005.


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