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Installing Visual COBOL into Several Editions of Visual Studio 2017

Visual Studio 2017 is offered in different editions, Professional, Enterprise or Community Edition, that can all co-exist on the same machine. When you install Visual COBOL, its setup file installs it into any edition of Visual Studio 2017 installed on the machine.

If, after Visual COBOL is installed, you install a different edition of Visual Studio 2017, you can use the MFVSIXINSTALL utility (available in the Visual COBOL installation directory) to plug Visual COBOL into that edition.

To install Visual COBOL in all editions of Visual Studio 2017:

  1. Locate MFVSIXInstall.exe in %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Micro Focus\Visual COBOL\vsix.
  2. Run MFVSIXInstall.exe.

    This starts the VSIX Installer utility that will install all the required components into the existing editions of Visual Studio 2017.

  3. Click Modify in the VSIX Installer dialog box to start the installation.
  4. Click Close when the installation is completed.

You can execute MFVSIXInstall.exe from the command line with different parameters. For example, to uninstall Visual COBOL from all editions of Visual Studio, execute MFVSIXInstall -u.

For a list of all parameters execute MFVSIXInstall -?.

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