Is there an Expression Tree Visualizer for VS 2012?

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Question

Is there an Expression Tree Visualizer for VS 2012? Have had a search but have found the VS 2008 popping up all over the place, and the new VS 2012 doesn't have a Visualizers folder in the installation directory. Or, am I missing something that I should be able to switch on?

Accepted Answer

What you can do is fix the visualizer for vs 2010 so it works in 2012. This is very easy. Just get the source from this project : http://exprtreevisualizer.codeplex.com/ and change the DebuggerVisualizers assembly reference of the ExpressionTreeViewer project to :

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE\ReferenceAssemblies\v2.0\Microsoft.VisualStudio.DebuggerVisualizers.dll

So that it works with the newest version of vs2012. After that copy the results to

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\Packages\Debugger\Visualizers

and it should work


Popular Answer

I seem to make bad *.dll's when this issue re-occurred for me. I started a GitHub repo with the solution. I included a built and the compiled *.dll which can be downloaded by clicking "View Raw" on this file.

Copy this *.dll to your visualizer directory of choice. I use C:\Users[CurrentUser]\Documents\Visual Studio 2013\Visualizers



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