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2.0.1 r0 for Visual Studio 2012

Rating:        Based on 5 ratings
Reviewed:  4 reviews
Downloads: 5387
Change Set: 71466
Released: Jan 4, 2013
Updated: Jan 4, 2013 by andym1978
Dev status: Beta Help Icon


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application, 1082K, uploaded Jan 4, 2013 - 5387 downloads

Release Notes

WARNING: This is still an experimental build for Visual Studio 2012. Please report issues in the tracker.

Configuration Section Designer is a Visual Studio add-in that allows you to graphically design .NET Configuration Sections and automatically generates all the required code and a schema definition (XSD) for them.

This release targets Visual Studio 2012 and utilizes the VSIX extension architecture.

Change Log

  • Version 2.0.1 r0
  • Copy and paste between designers.
  • Source control awareness (checks out generated files).
  • Fixes for AddRemoveClearMap.
  • Templates now show up in default pane, instead of requiring click on "General".

  • Version 2.0.0 r8
  • Fixed issue where XSD failed to generate. Needed to run DSL proj migration tool.
  • Version 2.0.0 r7
  • Only change in this quick release is to support VS 2012.


  • Download the Visual Studio 2012 SDK
  • Download the Visual Studio 2012 Visualization and Modeling SDK
  • Download and run the VSIX package to install/upgrade.

Visual Studio 2010 Users

You will need to go to the version 2.0.0 R5 download.

Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 Users

You will need to go to the version 1.x downloads.

Reviews for this release

I can't stand the time it takes to write up a really good config section so went looking. In 10 minutes of using this project I have a beautiful config section it would have taken a heck of a lot longer to write by hand. A designer like this makes good config sections a breeze to write.
by lynnae on Oct 20, 2014 at 8:34 PM
Thank you very much for saving me some time generating my configuration section. You have managed to make the process easier with this great designer.
by jamescmonroe on May 6, 2013 at 10:25 PM
great release!!! thanks!
by skoenigpi on Apr 18, 2013 at 2:23 PM
Works great. Thank you!!
by ryan_ca1 on Jan 7, 2013 at 6:35 PM