Getting Error “‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.EditorPackage’ package did not load correctly”

Recently I cam across 2 errors one after another while launching Visual Studio 2015

It has been quite some time I used VS, and now I am getting used to the fact that whatever was running a month before, wont work as expected the next time I open it!

The first error looked something like this

Microsoft.VisualStudio.ProjectSystem.VS.Implementation.SharedProjectFilesPackage, Microsoft.VisualStudio.ProjectSystem.VS.Implementation.Package. XXXXXXX package did not load correctly.

Second error:

‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.EditorPackage’ package did not load correctly

 

 

Well, I tried many things. However some times, the simple tricks get us what is needed!

Steps:

  1. Close any instances of Visual Studio running on your computer.
  2. open the application data folder from the Run command . You can use %appdata% to get quick access.
  3. Go to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0 – take backup of all the folders inside and then delete them.
  4. Go to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0  – take backup of all the folders inside and then delete them.
  5. Run Visual Studio as Administrator (this allows all the deleted run-time items to be created without any error).
  6. Try to open the project giving errors above from this Visual Studio instance
  7. TADA!

Update Node.js on Mac OS

Well for quite sometime I was using Node v 0.12x on my system, whereas nodejs has been updated to 7.x till date
I thought I used the right commands but the updates were never reflected

Gladly, I found this article on web.

I am writing down the steps that worked for me (it seems XAMPP on mac adds on some steps to the installation procedure) :

A simple way to upgrade Node.js from the Terminal is to use the n version manager:

1 npm install -g n
2 npm cache clean -f

Now, if you have XAMPP installed on your Mac, you need to do an extra step before upgrading Node.js:

1 cd /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin
2 sudo mv HEAD _HEAD

At this point upgrading Node.js is as simple as:

1 sudo n stable
2 npm update -g

For XAMPP users only, rename _HEAD back to the original HEAD:

1 cd /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin
2 sudo mv _HEAD HEAD

You can check which versions of npm and Node.js you have on your system with:

1 node -v
2 npm -v

Cheers!