.VSIXMANIFEST File Extension

VSIX Manifest

Developer Microsoft
1.5  |  4 Votes
Category Developer Files
Format XML

What is a VSIXMANIFEST file?

File created by Microsoft Visual Studio, a SDK for the Windows system; contains metadata about the .VSIX file it resides in.

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The Extension Manager in Visual Studio uses the data contained in the VSIXMANIFEST file to install the VSIX file on your machine.

The VSIXMANIFEST data appears in the following format:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<PackageManifest Version="1.0">
  <Dependencies>... </Dependencies>
  <Assets>... </Assets>

NOTE: When using project templates in Visual Studio, the manifest is named source.extension.vsixmanifest but then appears as extension.vsixmanifest when built and residing in the VSIX file.

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Updated October 31, 2013

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