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AnkhSVN and Visual Studio 2007/2008/Orcas  

A newer registry file is available to provide AnkhSVN with Visual Studio 2008 and Vista support in one.

If you are using Visual Studio 2007/2008/Orcas/9.0 you will have found that AnkhSVN 1.01 doesn’t appear in the IDE.

Like many Visual Studio add-ins AnkhSVN should work just fine but won’t appear because the installer does not write an entry for it in the 9.0 section of the registry.

In this case the specific branches are:

32-bit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\AddIns\Ankh
64-bit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\AddIns\Ankh

All we need to do is export that section out, change the 8.0 to 9.0 and then run it back into the registry.

This technique should work for any other add-in’s you have that are only appearing in 2005.

If you installed AnkhSVN into the default folder try these registry files I have prepared for 32-bit or 64-bit machines.


13 responses  

  1. didn’t work.

    tyler – June 23rd, 2007
  2. Tyler, try the registry download now available.


    Damien GuardJune 24th, 2007
  3. This registry trick doesn’t seem to work on VS 2008 Beta 2. Have you found a way to make it work in Beta 2?

    Per SalmiJuly 28th, 2007
  4. I just did a clean install of VS2008 beta 2 and ran the 32-bit registry link above and it works perfectly.


    Damien GuardJuly 29th, 2007
  5. It works perfectly (VS 2008 Beta 2), thanx

    Mort – August 15th, 2007
  6. Looks like proper Orcas registry keys have been added to the installer on the AnkhSVN trunk – use a build from rev 2765 or beyond and you should be good to go out of the box.

    jpd – September 19th, 2007
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  8. Just test the above tip with Visual Studio 2008 RTM and it worked perfectly. Thanks!

    HK – December 28th, 2007
  9. Tks a lot man! Its works in vs 2008 professional!

    Raphael CangucuJanuary 9th, 2008
  10. Well, it works, but every time that I enter in debug mode, a window with an ankh
    error pops up and it’s kind of annoying.

    Paul V. – March 30th, 2008
  11. Worked great for me, thanks!

    I see from other comments that I could have just gotten the latest Ankh installer, but this seemed quicker. Thanks for the tip! (Also: I’ve linked to your post.)

    Jason Poll - YoopergeekApril 11th, 2008
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  13. AnkhSVN 2.0 is just released. It has full VS 2005 and VS 2008 support built in and works correctly on Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista.

    Bert HuijbenJuly 14th, 2008

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