- Open the registry editor
- Navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\[Visual Studio Version]\Packages
- Search for the add-in/product name using the Find dialog, searching "Data"
- You should hit the product/add-on name with any luck. The key is "ProductName" and it will be nested in a folder corresponding to its GUID.
- Delete the folder of the GUID.
- Restart Visual Studio.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Disabling a Visual Studio Add-in
I spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to disable a Visual Studio Add-in that was causing trouble. All of the search results seem to be about how to debug or create an add-in, but sometimes you just want the add-in to go away. Here is how you, too, can make an offending Visual Studio Add-in go away: