17 November 2015

How to fix visual studio 2015 error "The package did not load correctly"

When a visual studio extension is installed, a error can occur that gives the following error:

The 'zebre' package did not load correctly.

The problem may have been caused by a configuration change or by the installation of another extension. You can get more information by examining the file 'C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0\ActivityLog.xml'.

Restarting Visual Studio could help resolve this issue.
Continue to show this error message?

The error can cause intellisense not working or other erratic issues.

A possible fix is to uninstall the extension that is causing the error.

The issued can be fixed executing the following command as an administrator:

devenv.exe /setup

If the previous solution does not work, reset the visual studio preferences by issuing the command (Execute as an administrator):

devenv.exe /resetuserdata