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BUG: The /SafeMode command-line switch of Visual Studio 2005 doesn't prevent the loading of add-ins

Author: Carlos J. Quintero (Microsoft MVP) Applies to: Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
Date: March 2008    
       
Introduction

The MSDN documentation about the /SafeMode command-line switch states that "This switch prevents all third-party VSPackages from loading when Visual Studio starts, thus ensuring stable execution". However, add-ins are loaded.

More Information

This seems to be a bug of Visual Studio 2005. It is fixed in Visual Studio 2008, which disables the Add-In Manager if the /SafeMode switch is specified.



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