Installation Guide

This page will guide you through OSBIDE's simple installation process. The first step is to click the large, purple "downloads" button listed on the home page.


This will bring you to the downloads page. Note that the version of OSBIDE will probably be different than what is displayed below.


To install OSBIDE, you must download and install both the prerequisites file as well as the main VSIX file. Be sure to download the files appropriate to your version of Visual Studio. Begin by downloading and installing the prerequisite files:


Having installed the prerequisite files, next download and install the VSIX file appropriate to your version of Visual Studio.


After successfully installing the VSIX, you must now close and reopen all open instances of Visual Studio. At this point, you may be interested in reading about Starting OSBIDE for the First Time.

Common Installation Problems

  • If the installation of the VSIX was not successful, you may have already installed OSBIDE at which point you need to visit the page on Uninstalling OSBIDE.
  • If clicking on the VSIX installation file does not cause the installer to launch, you may need to right-click on the file and open with the "Visual Studio Version Selector."
    • If the Visual Studio Version Selector is not an option, you may need to manually browse to the file on your computer. On 64-bit systems, the location is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSEnv\VSLauncher.exe". On 32-bit systems, the location is "C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\MSEnv\VSLauncher.exe".

Last edited Aug 16, 2013 at 7:34 PM by adamcarter, version 17


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