Experimental Instance of Visual Studio

I was just reading through one of Cameron Skinner’s blog posts, and ran across a reference to the “experimental instance” of Visual Studio. Hm. Never heard of that before. It’s a way to “safeguard your Visual Studio development environment from untested applications that might change it.” As in, if you’re going to install a new power tool that you’re not quite sure of, or you’re going to try to create an ultra-cool Visual Studio extension and you don’t want to completely hose your environment if something screws up….. use the experimental instance of Visual Studio. From the command prompt run the following command

<visual studio installation path>\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe” /RootSuffix Exp

Details here.

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