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I get this error every time I start Visual Studio 2013 after applying Upgrade 4

System.InvalidCastException: You cann't convert an object of type 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService' to type 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.IVsExtensionManager'.
at Microsoft.Practices.RecipeFramework.RecipeManager.GetExtensionManager()
at Microsoft.Practices.RecipeFramework.RecipeManager.GetInstalledPackages(String forHost)
at Microsoft.Practices.RecipeFramework.VisualStudio.Templates.TemplateFilter.OnSited()
at Microsoft.Practices.ComponentModel.SitedComponent.set_Site(ISite value)
at Microsoft.Practices.RecipeFramework.VisualStudio.RecipeManagerPackage.OnCreateService(IServiceContainer container, Type serviceType)
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Package.GetService(Type serviceType)
at Microsoft.Practices.RecipeFramework.VisualStudio.RecipeManagerPackage.Initialize()

Any help??
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter 11-Dec-14 15:20pm    
Did you asked Microsoft? (I had no problem with the update)
GREG_DORIANcod 11-Dec-14 15:29pm    
yes!! no answer from Microsoft
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter 11-Dec-14 15:33pm    
No surprise there :-(
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter 11-Dec-14 15:40pm    
Can you remove that RecipeManager Package, let say, from command line?
Or run VS in safe-mode (devenv /SafeMode)?

1 solution

My advice:

Uninstall Visual Studio and do a fresh install...

This does not take too long and is quicker than finding the reason for this problem.
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