Unable to uninstall an Add-In from the Visual Studio IDE


Unable to uninstall an Add-In from the Menu option from the Visual Studio IDE

The Add-in does not even show in the Add-in Manager


To resolved this issue you can try the following steps :

- Go to C:/Program Files folder and delete the folder with the name of Add-In

- We can try doing a reset settings from Tools/Import and Export Settings

- We can go to Tools/Environment / Add-in-Macros Security option and then uncheck Allow Add-in components to load

- We can also go to Tools/ Customize option and search for the name of that Add-In in the Toolbar list and if you find it there you can uncheck it

- Open a New project

- Right click on “Toolbox” button on the left side and clicked on “Choose Item”

- Search for Add-In name in the list

- If not found then do a RESET for Toolbox

- Then close Visual Studio IDE and reopened it and the toolbar should be gone

- If still facing issue you can try devenv /resetuserdata or devenv /resetsettings or devenv /setup

Content by: Amit Sharma

Reviewed by : Soumitra Mondal