Add-In manager missing in Visual Studio 2010

Looking for the Add-In Manager in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express? Trying to figure out how to install Add-ins? Sorry to say, but the ability to load add ins is not included in the express versions of Visual Studio. 🙁  It looks like you need at least the standard edition of VS.

It took me about 30 minutes of searching to learn this so I thought I would make a quick post in case it helps someone out.

Did you get the package manger installed? http://nuget.codeplex.com/ but the package manager should be bundled with VS 2010 and 2012. i’m not sure about the express edition but i know this post is a year old and that may not have been the case at the time. You may want to take a second look in the new versions since it is a essential tool…. Not sure how the .NET community progressed without one for so long. 🙂

Thanks for the info. I have not looked into it recently but will probably get around to it eventually. I will update when I do.