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One time setup

The following shows the steps to get your workspace ready for development.

Development Environment

To write a macro plugin you will need one of the below listed supported Microsoft Visual Studio versions.

  • Visual Studio 2010

  • Visual Studio 2012

  • Visual Studio 2013

  • Visual Studio 2015

  • Visual Studio 2017

Express or Community Editions can also be used.

Required Visual Studio extension

Please ensure that you have installed the "NuGet Package Manager" that matches your Visual Studio version. If you use Visual Studio 2012 or later this extension should already be installed.

If you use Visual Studio 2010 you can find the download here:

.NET Framework

Your application needs to use .NET Framework 4.0 or higher.
Be careful NOT to use the .NET Framework 4.0 client profile.

Installing the DevKit

Installing the Macro DevKit adds a new custom Tool to your Visual Studio Environment. This tool is optional but eases working with localized UI Texts for your plugin.