Bug 14192 - Only one copy of VS can be open at a time
Summary: Only one copy of VS can be open at a time
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 1.3.x
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dominique Louis
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-08-22 15:55 UTC by James Clancey
Modified: 2015-01-05 11:21 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description James Clancey 2013-08-22 15:55:19 UTC
When you open any csproj, .cs file, sln in windows it opens a new instance of VS. Its very common to have more then one copy of VS opened at a time on windows.

MTVS will not connect if there is another instance of VS open.
Comment 1 Dominique Louis 2013-09-03 08:26:58 UTC
Hi James,
  This is currently by design as a new instance of the VS Addin is loaded into each VS launched. We have spoken about the possibility of allowing multiple VSes but it would require a rewrite of how our pairing works.
Comment 2 Peter Collins 2013-10-04 17:02:55 UTC
I think the net result here is that this logic is not going to change anytime soon (if ever?) I'm going to resolve this bug. Please reopen this (Dominique or James) if I'm mistaken.