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Installation And Setup

Installing, activating and updating MFractor.

Introduction

This document outlines how to install, activate and upgrade MFractor for Visual Studio Mac and Windows.

Visual Studio Mac

Installation (Marketplace)

MFractor for Visual Studio Mac can be installed using Visual Studio Macs Extension Manager. This is the repository of extensions that are available for Visual Studio Mac.

To install MFractor:

  1. Start Visual Studio for Mac.
  2. Navigate to the top Visual Studio menu item and select Extensions.
  3. Click on the Gallery tab and under IDE Extensions choose MFractor.
  4. In the right panel, select Install
  5. After installation finishes, restart Visual Studio to complete installation.

Installation (File)

Note

You can also use this procedure to update an existing installation of MFractor.

Visual Studio Mac extensions are bundled and distributed as .mpack files.

The latest version of MFractor for Visual Studio Mac can be found here: http://addins.monodevelop.com/Project/Index/300

To install MFractor from file:

  1. Start Visual Studio for Mac.
  2. Navigate to the top Visual Studio menu item and select Extensions.
  3. In the Extension Manager, click on the Install from file....
  4. Browse to the location of the MFractor .mpack file and select it.
  5. After installation finishes, restart Visual Studio to complete installation.

Activation

MFractor requires you to activate the software in order to use the extension.

After installing MFractor for Visual Studio Mac and then launching the IDE, MFractor will automatically open the activation window.

To activate MFractor, enter your name and email address and then press Activate MFractor.

If you have purchased an MFractor Professional license, you press the Import License button to locate your license.lic file and import it.

See the following section for more information on importing a Professional license.

Importing Professional License

To activate your MFractor Professional license, you will need to import the license file.

To import your license file:

  1. In the top menu, choose MFractor.
  2. Select License Information.
  3. Press the Import License button and locate your license.lic file.
  4. Confirm the location of your license.
  5. MFractor will import the license and activate all Professional features.

Upgrades

MFractor is distributed by Visual Studio Mac and, as such, you be automatically updated when an update is available.

You can also check for updates at any time by opening the Visual Studio Mac main menu and selecting Check for Updates...

Visual Studio Mac will check it's extension server for updates and prompt you to update if there is a new version.

Uninstallation

MFractor for Visual Studio Mac can be uninstalled using the Extension Manager.

To uninstall:

  1. Select the Visual Studio Mac main menu item and then click on Extensions....
  2. Under the Gallery tab, locate the IDE extensions category and expand it.
  3. Select the MFractor item from the extensions list and then click Uninstall.
  4. You will be prompted to uninstall the extension, confirm uninstallation by clicking Uninstall.
  5. Restart Visual Studio Mac to complete the uninstallation of MFractor.

Release Note

The release notes for MFractor for Visual Studio Mac can be found in our MFractor for Visual Studio Mac - Current Release article.

Visual Studio Windows

Installation (Marketplace)

MFractor for Visual Studio Windows can be installed using Visual Studios Manage Extensions dialog.

To install MFractor:

  1. Start Visual Studio Windows.
  2. Navigate to the top Visual Studio menu item, select Extensions and then Manage Extensions.
  3. Select the Online tab in the left hand panel.
  4. In the top right panel, seach for MFractor.
  5. When MFractor appears in the list, click on it and then select Download
  6. After installation finishes, restart Visual Studio to complete installation.

Installation (File)

Visual Studio Windows extensions are bundled and distributed as .vsix files.

The latest version of MFractor for Visual Studio Mac can be found here:

https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=MFractorPtyLtd.MFRACTOR-VS-WINDOWS

To install MFractor from file:

  1. Close all open instances of Visual Studio.
  2. Locate the MFractor .vsix and double click on it.
  3. This will launch the VSIX Installer and then install MFractor for Visual Studio Windows.

Activation

MFractor requires you to activate the software in order to use the extension.

After installing MFractor for Visual Studio Windows and then launching the IDE, MFractor will automatically open the activation window.

To activate MFractor, enter your name and email address and then press Activate MFractor.

If you have purchased an MFractor Professional license, you press the Import License button to locate your license.lic file and import it.

See the following section for more information on importing a Professional license.

Importing Professional License

To activate your MFractor Professional license, you will need to import the license file.

To import your license file:

  1. In the top menu, choose Extensions and then MFractor
  2. Select License Information.
  3. Press the Import License button and locate your license.lic file.
  4. Confirm the location of your license.
  5. MFractor will import the license and activate all Professional features.

Upgrades

Visual Studio Windows will automatically check for updates for MFractor and will update it for you.

For further instructions on updating Visual Studio extensions, please see the official documentation:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/extensibility/how-to-update-a-visual-studio-extension?view=vs-2019

Uninstallation

MFractor for Visual Studio Windows can be uninstalled using the Manage Extensions dialog.

To uninstall:

  1. In the top menu bar, select the Extension main menu item and then click on Manage Extensions.
  2. Under the Installed tab, select MFractor.
  3. To quickly locate the MFractor extension, type MFractor enter the search bar in the extension managers search bar.
  4. Selecting MFractor, click on Uninstall. This will schedule MFractor to be uninstalled.
  5. Close Visual Studio Windows and then confirm to complete uninstallation of MFractor.

Release Notes

The release notes for MFractor for Visual Studio Windows can be found in our MFractor for Visual Studio Windows - Current Release article.

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