Visual Studio hardcodes "Application Data" folder in the list of folders for .AddIn files - by Carlos J. Quintero

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ID 466756 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 6/12/2009 2:47:04 PM
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When you go to the Tools, Options window, Environment, Add-In/Macros security, there is a listed folder like this:

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\MSEnvShared\AddIns

The "Application Data" subfolder of %ALLUSERSPROFILE% is localized on many Windows OSs. For example, in Spanish is "Datos de programa" so it doesn't exist with that name.

Notice that other listed folder:


(which actually refers to "C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\MSEnvShared\AddIns"
 on Windows XP)
does it correctly and doesn't hardcode "Application Data".

NOTE: this problem happens also in VS 2005 and VS 2008.

For more info on add-in folders see:
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Posted by Microsoft on 7/21/2009 at 11:24 AM
This has been fixed for VS 2010 Beta 2. Thanks for reporting it.
Posted by Microsoft on 6/19/2009 at 8:35 AM
Thank you for reporting this.
We're investigating this issue and will try to provide a fix for Beta 2.
Posted by Microsoft on 6/16/2009 at 12:28 AM
Thanks for your feedback. We are routing this bug to the product unit who works on that specific feature area. The team will review this issue and make a decision on whether they will fix it or not for the next release.

Thank you,
Visual Studio Product Team