Installation (Visual Studio 2015 and higher)

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To install MZ-Tools 8.0 for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019 you have two approaches:

  • To install from outside Visual Studio, go to the Download page on the web site and click the Download button for Visual Studio 2015-2019. You will be taken to the Visual Studio Marketplace, where you click again a Download button:


A MZTools8VSPackage.vsix file will be downloaded. Double-click on it to install it. You will be asked the available Visual Studio versions where to install MZ-Tools:


If you want to install MZTools8VSPackage.vsix file without prompts (for massive deployments), use the VsixInstaller.exe utility provided by Visual Studio (in folder "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\<version>\<edition>\Common7\IDE"). Type VsixInstaller.exe /? to get its command-line switches. MZ-Tools should be installed only for the current user, not for all users. Notice that admin rights are not required.

  • To install from inside Visual Studio, go to the Tools | Extensions and Updates... window (Visual Studio 2015/2017) or Extensions | Manage Extensions... window (Visual Studio 2019), Online | Visual Studio Marketplace section, search for "MZ-Tools", select it in the search results and click the Download button:


To configure the team options if you are working inside a team:

  • If you aren't the team leader, ask him / her the location of the team options folder (it should be in a shared network folder) and point to it as explained in the Customizing MZ-Tools section.


To register MZ-Tools 8.0 after the installation with the license file, see Registration (licensing).