-Razorfold, on 13 November 2012 - 22:34, said:
Lol holy ****
I knew VS came with a lot of stuff but I figured it would come with a single uninstaller.
Also, I could be wrong since it's been a while, but don't you get the option of installing all those extras?
GreyWolf, on 13 November 2012 - 22:36, said:
There's a command line option to uninstall the supporting packages. You can just download the web installer and run it with the options "/uninstall /force"
Every version other than Express should display a page during installation that lets you select which components you want.
There was a screen during the install for selecting packages, but most of these packages weren't available to select, they got installed "silently" with other parts of the install.
The thing is, I get why these things don't get automatically uninstalled, because other applications might use them (SQL Express for instance, of the Silverlight SDK), but at the same time VS should at least keep track of what it installed and offer the option to uninstall them. Even if they're not selected by default.
(Happy Birthday GreyWolf!)