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Fixed in 4.5.3



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Double clicking a C# script will open MonoDevelop instead of Visual Studio



Repro steps:
1. Set Visual Studio as your external code editor in Preferences and double click on a C# script.
2. A popup box saying "Starting Visual Studio" shows up, but then it disappears and MonoDevelop opens instead.

Update 2014-06-12 please go for this URL or a discussion of the fix for this bug in 4.5.1p1 and beyond:

Update 2014-08-01 A few remaining fixes for these Visual Studio launching problems have landed and will be available in 4.5.3p1. These fixes include:

* Additional retries when a new Visual Studio session is busy while Unity attempts to open a solution file or script file.
* New logging of information about the Visual Studio detection and launching process to the editor log.

Comments (64)

  1. oldngrey

    Nov 28, 2013 11:22

    Work ok with VS2010 but NOT VS2008 or VS2013.

  2. BlueByLiquid

    Nov 27, 2013 05:32

    This happened after a power outage if that helps

  3. BlueByLiquid

    Nov 27, 2013 05:32

    This is very very frustrating. VS 2013.

  4. valyard

    Nov 26, 2013 16:19

    Win7, VS 2013
    Very annoying...

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