I have installed Visual Studio Express Web on Windows 8.1

I went to this site and downloaded the extension for the VS theme editor for VS 2013. However, when I double-click it it tries and fails to install.

I get this error: enter image description here

Is it not possible to add this extension, or even edit themes easily, in VS Express?

  • Visual Express has never support extensions. If a theme is considered an extension it would explain the error. You can import/export your settings which determine certain visual charaistics in VS Express
    – Ramhound
    Nov 19, 2013 at 20:32

1 Answer 1


The Visual Studio Express Editions don't support extensions.

In November 2014, Microsoft released a community Edition of VS2013, which is based on the Professional, supports Extensions and is free for home users.

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