Growl for Windows + Visual Studio 2013

This is the second time I’ve wanted to get Grows for Windows working with Visual Studio 2013.

The Visual Studio plugin hasn’t been updated since since 2010, so it takes just a little bit of effort to get it working

The key, every time I do this, is to find this old post.

You may have noticed hat post talks about fixing the plugin to work in Visual Studio 2012. Of course, making it work in 2013 is about as simple as you can imagine.

  1. Install the current Growl For Visual Studio plug in
  2. Open up %APPDATA%\Microsoft\MSEnvShared\Addins\GrowlExtras.VisualStudioAddIn.AddIn in notepad
  3. In the <Extensibility> node, add the following
    <HostApplication>
      <Name>Microsoft Visual Studio Macros</Name>
      <Version>12.0</Version>
    </HostApplication>
    <HostApplication>
      <Name>Microsoft Visual Studio</Name>
      <Version>12.0</Version>
    </HostApplication>
  4. Save and close the file
  5. Might have to close and restart Visual Studio for it to actually register with Growl.