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2.0.2 r0 for Visual Studio 2015

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Released: Sep 13, 2016
Updated: Sep 13, 2016 by andym1978
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WARNING: This build has had limited testing. Please report issues in the tracker.

Samples: A new samples solution has been created to help demonstrate usage of this tool. It is a work in progress, so please report any issues/suggestions. This solution will be added to VS 2015 and TFS soon, but you can download the VS 2013 from the VS2013 downloads page for now (see

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 2015 and utilizes the VSIX extension architecture.

Change Log

  • Version 2.0.2 r0
  • Support for VS2015
  • Fixed validation issue with xml namespaces.
  • Fixed issue where XSD not generated due to exception when collection exists with auto-generated keys.
  • Version 2.0.1 r7
  • Added much better property descriptions to some items that were particularly confusing.
  • Added some better error handling for some reported issues.
  • Error is logged when "Sealed" inheritance is selected since it is no longer supported at this time. Reason is a critical problem with no known solution (comments welcome).
  • Better validation of custom type converter.
  • Comment editor now supports a multi-line editor.
  • Version 2.0.1 r6
  • IMPORTANT! The CSD would fail to generate if a diagram was saved, but a different project was selected in the solution explorer. Please update.
  • Version 2.0.1 r5
  • Greatly reduced complexity of solution parser and fixed some other issues. This may have resolved all of the "invalid GUI" and "not vs project" reports.
  • 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".


(NOTE: These links not updated for VS 2015 yet. Locate the 2015 versions from Microsoft and download)

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.

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