Conflicting extensions for PHP development have been detected: Visual Studio

So you want to dedug PHP within Visual Studio.

You went ahead and installed extension 1 PhpTools from downloaded msi “PhpTools.xxxx.msi” from visualstudiogallery.

And for complete the installation, you also installed extension 2(like I did) Vs.php from installer “php vsphp_en_xxxx_web_installer.exe downloaded from URL

Then Visual Studio throws up below exception.

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Microsoft Visual Studio
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Conflicting extensions for PHP development have been detected:
– VS.Php
Continuing using of Visual Studio may result in an unpredictible behaviour. To fix this issue, please uninstall conflicting extension above and restart Visual Studio.

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OK
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Why???

Because both these extensions are not supported by Visual Studio at same time, as they are conflicting in nature.

Why conflicting?  Because both extensions extend same features of Visual Studio and studio is saying that configuration of extension 1 has been or may be overwritten by extension 2.

So we need to uninstall one of these to use another.

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3 thoughts on “Conflicting extensions for PHP development have been detected: Visual Studio

  1. Also, If you see this message even after uninstalling VS.Php, open regedit.exe and delete following key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0_Config\Packages\{3948A4CA-DD10-4DA9-87DB-669E013F6C1E}

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