ApexSQL add-ins do not show in Visual Studio 2019

Applies to

ApexSQL add-ins

Symptoms

With the release of Visual Studio 2019, Microsoft added tags in the Extensions and Updates dialog to help quickly understand whether an extension is in Preview, is a Paid extension, or is in a Trial period. This article explains how to find the installation of ApexSQL add-ins in the latest version of Visual Studio when ApexSQL item is not available among the main menu in the host application.

Incorrect warning message ‘Only customers with a current support and upgrades contract can upgrade for free…’ is displayed in the application update dialog when new application version is available for free tools and tools with ‘Community edition’

Applies to
ApexSQL Diff, ApexSQL Data Diff, ApexSQL Doc, ApexSQL Script, ApexSQL Complete, ApexSQL Search, ApexSQL Refactor

Summary
This article explains what to do when ‘Only customers with a current support and upgrades contract can upgrade for free…’ warning is encountered when application update is initiated for free or Community edition ApexSQL tools.