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Archive for January, 2017

ViEmu 3.7.6 for VS2017

Monday, January 30th, 2017

VS2017 seems to be going through a lot of changes on its way out from RC status to final version. In one of the latest changes, it turns out there is no way to make an installable package that works with VS2013, VS2015 and VS2017 without VS2017 showing an ugly compatibility message to the user. So, to help with that, here is a VS2017-specific installer VSIX package. Just download and double-click to install:

Other than catering to VS2017’s installer requirements, this package brings nothing new over 3.7.5.

ViEmu 3.7.5: VS 2017, new SQL Server 2016 installer, and Word&Outlook high-DPI support

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Happy new year! To celebrate, I have just uploaded ViEmu 3.7.5, in its Visual Studio, SQL Server 2016 and Word & Outlook editions. Here are the changes:

  • Visual Studio 2017 RC is supported. This may even work right out of the box with the final VS2017 release, but if not, I will revise it when VS2017 is out.
  • Having SQL Server 2016 Management Studio version 16.5 and VS2017 RC installed side by side made the ViEmu/SQL 2016 VSIX not install, so I built a new MSI-based EXE installer.
  • The command line and output “overlay” windows in ViEmu for Word and Outlook were too small in high-DPI displays, rendering text hard to read. Now they get the right size for the active DPI setting.

That’s all. You can download them from the main download buttons at, and their installers will upgrade your current version. You need active support as of January 1st 2017, head over to the Customer Area if you need to renew it.

(BTW, this comes after ViEmu for Xcode 3.7.1, which I published a few weeks ago without announcement, providing compatibility with the latest Xcode 8.2.)

Hope you enjoy it all!


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