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Gain visibility into your application using Application Insights and HockeyApp right from Visual Studio.

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by Ken Cenerelli | February 06 2015

I have used these tools for some demonstrations recently. The interaction between VSO and Visual Studio works great. However, if you want to interact with Azure then make sure you are using the 2.x version of the SDK.

by Marcel Raad | July 21 2014

by DAESK | May 10 2014

by srki71 | March 28 2014

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  • Issue when upgrade this tool
    4 Posts | Last post September 22, 2016
    • Visual studio 2015 with update3 notified that I need to upgrade the tool ,but when i install the tool,I can't install the extension successful.error:System.NullReferenceException at
      Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.RemoveExtensionAutoUpdateSetting(String extensionIdentifier)
        at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.UninstallInternal(IInstalledExtension extension, Boolean forceDelete)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.CommitInstalledAndUninstalledExtensions(IEnumerable`1 installedExtensions, IEnumerable`1 uninstalledExtensions, IEnumerable`1 packComponentChanges)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.BeginInstall(IInstallableExtension installableExtension, Boolean perMachine, AsyncOperation asyncOp, Boolean enforceCertificateCheckForUpgrade)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.InstallWorker(IInstallableExtension extension, Boolean perMachine, AsyncOperation asyncOp, Boolean enforceCertificateCheckForUpgrade)
      ,my os version is 1607.14393.105
    • I have the exact same issue. I've tried to run VS as admin but it didn't help.
    • I've forwarded this on to the team that owns the extension manager, this shouldn't be happening.  if you haven't already, you should also send this as feedback through the feedback/frown thing in visual studio itself.  that will allow that team to get more information from you if they need it.
    • This is fixed in the next version of Visual Studio but the workaround is to delete the c:\program files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\MachineState.json file.
  • Issue after upgrade this tool
    6 Posts | Last post September 21, 2016
    • Today I update this tool from the initial installed visual studio 2015 binded version to this version 5.209.60609.3, and when i restart my vs 2015 and try to create a new project, there will be a warn that VSPackage not load correct, and let me to check ActivityLog.xml. there are two entry has error:
      <entry>
          <record>425</record>
          <time>2016/06/12 02:35:37.014</time>
          <type>Error</type>
          <source>VisualStudio</source>
          <description>SetSite failed for package [VSPackage][Could not load type &apos;Microsoft.VisualStudio.ApplicationInsights.Interfaces.IApplicationInsightsSearchService&apos; from assembly &apos;Microsoft.VisualStudio.ApplicationInsights.Interfaces, Version=14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a&apos;.]:{   &#x5728; Microsoft.AppInsights.GettingStarted.VSPackage.Initialize()&#x000D;&#x000A;   &#x5728; Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Package.Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.IVsPackage.SetSite(IServiceProvider sp)}</description>
          <guid>{1A4EFADE-F6B2-4490-A2EF-21D5F3D1C8E0}</guid>
          <hr>80131522</hr>
          <errorinfo>Could not load type 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.ApplicationInsights.Interfaces.IApplicationInsightsSearchService' from assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.ApplicationInsights.Interfaces, Version=14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'.</errorinfo>
        </entry>
        <entry>
          <record>426</record>
          <time>2016/06/12 02:35:37.014</time>
          <type>Error</type>
          <source>VisualStudio</source>
          <description>End package load [VSPackage]</description>
          <guid>{1A4EFADE-F6B2-4490-A2EF-21D5F3D1C8E0}</guid>
          <hr>80131522</hr>
          <errorinfo>Could not load type 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.ApplicationInsights.Interfaces.IApplicationInsightsSearchService' from assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.ApplicationInsights.Interfaces, Version=14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'.</errorinfo>
      
      I want to know how to solve it, thanks.
    • If you've run into this issue, it means your version of visual studio got updated to update2 or newer, but didn't update our interfaces (did you by chance install vs using /noweb or other switches to not download updates?)  
      
      Then you updated this extension, which depends on other changes that were in update 2 that somehow you didn't get.  In order to fix this, try running our full update 2 installer, http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=786366
      
      which should update our interfaces assembly properly.
    • actually, the correct link is this one:
      http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=746132
      
    • I am now getting this error after having fresh installed VS2015 Community with update 2 from the ISO. I followed this with kb3151378. I then had about five updates available under Tools/Extensions and Updates.  This was the last item I installed, and now I get the error message. Are you saying that I should re-install VS2015 Community with update 2 after this?
    • Same here with fresh install of VS 2015 update 3, then updated Developer Analytics Tools as asked by the extension manager in studio to 7.1.719.1. Now I am getting the error on each VS launch.
    • the error above occurs when you somehow have an old copy of our interfaces assembly, and then the vs gallery update lets you install a newer version that it should.
      
      if you are on update 3, running this installer:
      http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=808016
      
      should update the interfaces assembly that are somehow out of date and were not updated by VS update 3 on your machine.  
      
  • Installation Failed
    5 Posts | Last post September 21, 2016
    • Here are my two cents but I believe this issue is wide spread. It's the same as with the NuGet Packet Manager. The VSIX installer fails to update the extension. It doesn't matter if I run it as administrator, user, from VS or outside. It just always fail. The solution for the NuGet was to go to the VS Extensions folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions), find all the NuGet installations and delete them. But this one is hard to recognize so I can't do it.
      
      
    • Installation logs:
      
      9/17/2016 3:44:15 PM - Microsoft VSIX Installer
      9/17/2016 3:44:15 PM - -------------------------------------------
      9/17/2016 3:44:15 PM - Initializing Install...
      9/17/2016 3:44:15 PM - Extension Details...
      9/17/2016 3:44:15 PM - 	Identifier         : 1b11efe-37ad-45dd-a8f9-a540a6ed7bcb
      9/17/2016 3:44:15 PM - 	Name               : Developer Analytics Tools
      9/17/2016 3:44:15 PM - 	Author             : Microsoft Corporation
      9/17/2016 3:44:15 PM - 	Version            : 7.6.907.1
      9/17/2016 3:44:15 PM - 	Description        : Gain visibility into your application using Application Insights and HockeyApp right from Visual Studio.
      9/17/2016 3:44:15 PM - 	Locale             : en-US
      9/17/2016 3:44:15 PM - 	MoreInfoURL        : 
      9/17/2016 3:44:15 PM - 	InstalledByMSI     : False
      9/17/2016 3:44:15 PM - 	SupportedFrameworkVersionRange : [0.0,2147483647.2147483647]
      9/17/2016 3:44:15 PM - 
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 	SignatureState     : ValidSignature
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 	SignedBy           : Microsoft Corporation
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 	Certificate Info   : 
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 		-------------------------------------------------------
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 		[Subject]       : CN=Microsoft Corporation, OU=MOPR, OU=OPC, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 		[Issuer]        : CN=Microsoft Code Signing PCA 2010, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 		[Serial Number] : 33000000FF6B54F91DD1781A1C0000000000FF
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 		[Not Before]    : 2/12/2016 2:12:29 AM
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 		[Not After]     : 5/12/2017 3:12:29 AM
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 		[Thumbprint]    : 6F1691367DB1D2F6278B8A82A1C4095D3BC0AF1C
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 	Supported Products : 
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 		Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 			Version : [14.0.25420.0,15.0)
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 		Microsoft.VisualStudio.VWDExpress
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 			Version
    • 9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 			Version : [14.0.25420.0,15.0)
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 		Microsoft.VisualStudio.VWDExpress
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 			Version : [14.0.25420.0,15.0)
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 		Microsoft.VisualStudio.VSWinExpress
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 			Version : [14.0.25420.0,15.0)
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 	References         : 
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 		-------------------------------------------------------
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 		Identifier   : ConnectedServices.B3144AF8-5B8F-491C-9ACA-996350E8FE95
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 		Name         : Microsoft Connected Services
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 		Version      : [2.0.50113.5,3.0)
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 		MoreInfoURL  : 
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 		Nested       : No
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - Signature Details...
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 	Extension is signed with a valid signature.
      9/17/2016 3:44:16 PM - 
      9/17/2016 3:44:23 PM - The extension will be upgraded from version 3.3.
      9/17/2016 3:44:27 PM - The following target products have been selected...
      9/17/2016 3:44:27 PM - 	Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015
      9/17/2016 3:44:27 PM - 
      9/17/2016 3:44:28 PM - Beginning to install extension to Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015...
      9/17/2016 3:44:28 PM - Upgrading 'Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio', version 3.3 to version 7.6.907.1.
      9/17/2016 3:44:29 PM - Install Error : System.IO.IOException: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
         at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
         at System.IO.File.InternalMove(String sourceFileName, String destFileName, Boolean checkHost)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.AtomicallyDeleteFiles(IEnumerable`1 filePaths, Boolean justMarkForDeletion)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.DeleteDiscoverableFiles(IInstalledExtension extension)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManage
    • 9/17/2016 3:44:28 PM - Beginning to install extension to Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015...
      9/17/2016 3:44:28 PM - Upgrading 'Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio', version 3.3 to version 7.6.907.1.
      9/17/2016 3:44:29 PM - Install Error : System.IO.IOException: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
         at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
         at System.IO.File.InternalMove(String sourceFileName, String destFileName, Boolean checkHost)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.AtomicallyDeleteFiles(IEnumerable`1 filePaths, Boolean justMarkForDeletion)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.DeleteDiscoverableFiles(IInstalledExtension extension)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.UninstallInternal(IInstalledExtension extension, Boolean forceDelete)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.CommitInstalledAndUninstalledExtensions(IEnumerable`1 installedExtensions, IEnumerable`1 uninstalledExtensions, IEnumerable`1 packComponentChanges)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.BeginInstall(IInstallableExtension installableExtension, Boolean perMachine, AsyncOperation asyncOp, Boolean enforceCertificateCheckForUpgrade)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.InstallWorker(IInstallableExtension extension, Boolean perMachine, AsyncOperation asyncOp, Boolean enforceCertificateCheckForUpgrade)
      
    • Hello Boris,
      
      If you're using McAfee, then there's an issue related to "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process" that may be affecting you:
      https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB85636&snspd-1015
      
      If not, can you use procmon to help determine what's being locked?
      
  • Issue trying to upgrade tool
    3 Posts | Last post September 13, 2016
    • I get the error message that it is already installed.  Though Visual Studio shows the old version number.  I get this message when I try inside Visual Studio and when I try to install via the .vsix file.
    • I am having the same problem.
    • Can you try opening Visual Studio as admin and try to update? In the meantime, can you help us analyze this by sharing with us the VSIXInstaller logs (%temp%\VSIXInstaller*.log)? Please also specify your current version and the update version.
  • Log4Net adaptor
    2 Posts | Last post April 15, 2016
    • I issued the specified command:
      
      PM> Install-Package Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.Log4NetAppender -Version 0.10.0-build17704 -Pre 
      
      and got:
      
      Successfully added 'Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.Log4NetAppender 0.10.0-build17704' to mypjt.Web.
      
      however - when the webproject runs i see output:  
      
      log4net:ERROR Could not create Appender [aiAppender] of type [Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.Log4NetAppender.ApplicationInsightsAppender, Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.Log4NetAppender]. Reported error follows.
      System.TypeLoadException: Could not load 
      
      references look correct so I'm not sure where to troubleshoot next.
      
      
    • I realize this is old, but make sure the references set to copy on output, etc.  the message implies that the AI log4net appender class couldn't be found at runtime, so i'm assuming it, or some dependencies, are missing from your output directory at runtime?
  • Support for all .Net assemblies
    2 Posts | Last post April 15, 2016
    • I'd really like to see support for WinForms, Console Apps, Windows Services, etc. We need a good, robust analytics/telemetry solution for these types of applications as well.
    • We are ramping up support for WinForms, etc through the HockeyApp integration which is now part of the AI tools as well.  You can add AI manually to those other types of applications by installing the nuget packages and configuring the ApplicationInsights.config file manually.  
  • Cannot disable this Extension
    2 Posts | Last post April 15, 2016
    • So far I have had few problems running my web site with Application Insights locally.
      
      One is stated here with workaround.
      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27906032/arearegistration-registerallareas-never-finishes-when-using-application-insigh
      
      But also when adding the client-side javascript to the page causes my IIS Express to crash. I was wondering if the extension was causing the problem.
      
      But I can't disable this extension, not even after running VS2013 as Admin.
    • I'm not sure what disabling the extension would do in that case.  The extension only adds commands and features to visual studio.  You can uninstall the extension from VS if you really need to, but that wouldn't affect the app you already have modified with the tool.
  • Usage of Application Insights Tools
    2 Posts | Last post April 15, 2016
    • I don't understand about Application Insights Tools.
      
      *What is the purpose to use it?
      *What benefit can I get it when I use this extension tool?
      
      Thanks!
    • The Developer Analytics tools include: 
      * the ability to easily add Application Insights to various types of projects (ASP.net, others), where the tools wire up things like instrumentation key so you don't have to do that yourself
      * search tool to search your Application Insights data, either live in production, or the data that was sent in a debug session
      * 5.2 added support for HockeyApp for UAP and Winforms apps, to upload builds of those to the HockeyApp service
      
      see the full release notes at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/app-insights-release-notes-vsix/ 
  • Windows Service / Worker Role Support
    2 Posts | Last post October 31, 2014
    • When will windows services and worker roles be supported?
    • It's on the backlog for the Azure version. http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/dn793604.aspx
  • adding bulk URL tests
    2 Posts | Last post October 31, 2014
    • Is there an easy way to add URL tests (availability) rather than one by one? Can they be added programatically or through a bulk insert ?
    • Not currently.
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