Tagged: Open XML Package Editor
I have installed Open XML Package Editor for VS before and it worked. But now after several months, I drag .pptx file to VS, it doesn’t open the file in VS, instead it opens the file in PowerPoint. I thought it might be caused by other VS extensions installed later. So I uninstalled some of them and also uninstalled OpenXml Package Editor too. However, when I tried to reinstall OpenXml Package Editor, I got the error from VSIX installer: “This extension is already installed to all applicable products”. I cannot find it in VS extensions. Now my VS can open .pptx, .docx, etc. in MS Office. How can I solve this problem?
Thanks in advance!!!
Yes, this has happened to me. My solution:
Uninstall the Package Editor, Uninstall VS, reinstall VS, reinstall the package editor. AFAIK there is no other solution.
IIRC, this occurs when you install Office after installing VS on a machine, and Office changes the registry or something in some way that causes this behavior.
Things like this is why I always have two fully functional development machines running – I can switch to the other machine, and continue working while uninstalling/reinstalling.
Wish I had a better answer for you, but I’m afraid that this is the only way to deal with this.
You might be able to do File/Open the PPTX file and it might open using the Package Editor, even if the registry is messed up. It has been a couple of years since I encountered this because I am careful to first install Office, and then install VS, and finally install the Package Editor.
Thanks for the tips. I’ll try it.
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