VSIX language pack schema 2.0 reference

The VSIX Language Pack schema provides localized installation information for VSIX packages. Version 2.0 of this schema supports additional localization elements.

Language pack schema

The root element of the language pack file is <PackageLanguagePackManifest>, with an attribute of Version, which is the version of the language pack format. This article describes version 2.0 of the language pack format, which is specified in the manifest by setting the Version attribute to the value Version="2.0.0". The root element contains exactly one child <Metadata> element.

PackageLangaugePackManifest element

Within the <PackageLanguagePackManifest> element the following element must exist:

Title Description
<Metadata> The containing element for all localized package metadata

Metadata element

Within the <Metadata> element you can have the following elements:

Title Description
<DisplayName> The localized name of the extension to be installed
<Description> The localized description of the extension to be installed
<License> A path to a localized version of the extension's license
<MoreInfo> A link to localized information about the extension
<ReleaseNotes> A path or link to a localized version of the release notes
<Icon> A path to a localized version of the extensions icon

Sample manifest

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<PackageLanguagePackManifest Version="2.0.0" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/vsx-schema/2011">
  <Metadata>
    <DisplayName>Arbol de Familia</LocalizedName>
    <Description> Esta extensión pone control personalizado en la caja de herramientas por manejar información de familia.</Description>
    <MoreInfo> http://www.contoso.com/products/es/ArbolDeFamilia.htm</MoreInfo>
    <License>Eula.rtf</License>
    <ReleaseNotes>ReleaseNotes.rtf</ReleaseNotes>
    <Icon>Icon.png</Icon>
  </Metadata>
</PackageLanguagePackManifest>

See also

Title Description
Localizing VSIX packages Shows how to provide localized installation support for a VSIX package.
VSIX extension schema 2.0 reference A VSIX manifest describes the contents of a .vsix deployment file. The deployment file enables you to install a Visual Studio extension by using the Extensions and Updates dialog box.
Find and use Visual Studio extensions Shows how to use the Extensions and Updates dialog box to install, remove, activate, and deactivate extensions.