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2.0.0 r5 for Visual Studio 2010

Rating:        Based on 2 ratings
Reviewed:  2 reviews
Downloads: 4380
Change Set: 68143
Released: Jun 18, 2012
Updated: Jun 20, 2012 by andym1978
Dev status: Beta Help Icon

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Release Notes

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 2010 and utilizes the VSIX extension architecture.

This is a beta release. Please do not hesitate to report any issues in the "Issue Tracker".

Change Log

  • Version 2.0.0 r5
    • Fixes
      • Fixed issue 8857: Element name issues with ConfigurationElementCollection using AddRemoveClearMapAlternate in Visual Studio 2010
      • Fixed issue 9168: malformed XML tag for <summary>.
      • Unescape characters in documentation strings.
      • Error messaging added for missing template.
    • Enhancements
      • Applied patch 11815 by tkellogg to allow for unit testing support: Removed the `MemberAttributes.Final` option so that the properties generated are virtual.
      • Added ProjectTemplate support to the VS2010 extension.


  • Download and run the VSIX package to install/upgrade.

Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 Users

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

Reviews for this release

This designer should've been included in VS from the beginning. Without it, custom configuration sections (though powerful) are just a pain to implement, requiring mountains of boilerplate code which just cries out to be generated.
by shambulator on Jan 22, 2014 at 12:02 PM
Great tool!
by luisquijada on Oct 29, 2012 at 11:42 AM