Posts Tagged ‘Installation’

CodeRush/IDE Tools system requirements

May 30th, 2012 Comments off

This is another frequent question from new CodeRush users, which is not exactly specified anywhere yet because CodeRush does not really rely on hardware or software requirements – it should run OK everywhere your Visual Studio is installed.

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Deploying DXCore, CodeRush or community plug-ins using a VSIX extension

October 17th, 2011 Comments off

Note, this article has been moved to the official DevExpress Support Center site. Please refer to the moved article as it might have further updates or additional comments. Thank you.

A DXCore plug-in is usually represented by a single assembly. It might also include some additional data, for example, language dictionaries for the Spell Checker CodeRush plug-in and, probably, setting files, such as shortcuts. To install the plug-in, simply copy an assembly to the Community Plug-ins folder that looks like this in most cases:

%Documents%\DevExpress\IDE Tools\Community

where %Documents% is your Windows Documents folder.

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IDE Tools trial period, expiration and registration processes

March 31st, 2011 Comments off

Full versions of CodeRush Pro and Refactor! Pro have a free trial period that lasts for 30 days. The trial period starts once these products are installed. The functionality of the standard products, when installed in trial mode, is not reduced during this period.

Unfortunately, there’s no place where you can see in what mode your IDE Tools are installed – trial or registered. However, there are a few options which may let you know when your tools will expire. These options are available on the Evaluation page in the Options Dialog:

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How do I know if I have the latest version of IDE Tools installed

March 28th, 2011 2 comments

First of all, you need to know what version of IDE Tools is currently installed on your machine. Sometimes it is not as obvious as it should be, especially for the free product versions like CodeRush Xpress, Refactor! for ASP.NET, Refactor for C++. If you have the DevExpress menu inside the Visual Studio environment, go to the DevExpress | About menu item:

DevExpress About menu item

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How to request a daily build of DevExpress IDE Tools

March 28th, 2011 Comments off

If you have registered a bug via the DevExpress Support Services, you are welcome to request a daily build, containing the fix for the issue, as soon as it is marked as fixed. Click on the “Request Fix” link on the issue’s page:

DevExpress Support Center - Request Fix button

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How to install a particular DXCore plug-in

March 17th, 2011 2 comments

To install a particular DXCore plug-in you need to copy the plug-in dll into your plug-ins directory. Usually it looks similar to this path:

%userprofile%\Documents\DevExpress\IDE Tools\Community\PlugIns\

where “%userprofile%\Documents” is a path to the user Documents folder.

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Installation – what’s with all .exe files for previous versions of IDE tools

September 13th, 2010 Comments off

You may notice that in your “Program Files\DevExpress…” folder, there’s an .exe file for each version of IDE tools you’ve installed, e.g.


The following questions may raise:

  • Are all these really necessary?
  • Is there a reason that installing a new version doesn’t clear out the previous versions?
  • Can I safely remove them to clean-up my system?

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How to install/uninstall IDE tools in quiet/silent mode

August 13th, 2010 1 comment

IDE tools installation can be launched in silent (without GUI and no questions asked) mode. Here’s a sample command line:

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