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* How to Use VSTA Functionality for Macros in ARES Commander 2015 and the Following Versions?
Posted by Christian Kramer on 2019-06-11 07:47

The installation of "Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2012 SDK" (VSTA) is required to play recorded command-macros and to edit them. Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2012 has to be installed for ARES Commander 2015 and the following versions separately. 

For the installation you have to download VSTA. First you close the ARES Commander application and follow the steps of the setup. After the installation you can play macros. For manual editing of macros you have to install a Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Professional version additionally.

They can be downloaded from Microsoft directly under:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38807

Note:
The Microsoft Download Links for VSTA 2012 often changes. Please search for it via your Internet-browser "Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2012 Download" in this cases.

Please check also the system requirements for VSTA 2012. It can be only used from Windows 7 SP1 and higher.

To get a properly running VSTA with editor you have to install the following programs:

  • A full-licensed ARES Commander Installation
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2012 SDK or higher
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Professional version or higher

Important Note:

Please note that the VSTA and VSTAMANAGER commands can be only used in a full-licensed version. The 30-days trial license and the demo (write-protected) mode don't support these VSTA features.

 

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