Bring IronRuby Tools to Visual Studio 2012


[Feature Request]

It appears that IronRuby Tools for Visual Studio only supports Visual Studio 2010.

I just installed IronRuby 1.1.3 (which says it comes with tools for Visual Studio 2010), and it appears that Visual Studio 2012 is not supported:
  • No IronRuby project types appear in the "New Project" dialog
  • Syntax highlighting does not appear to work for .rb (ruby) files


ruze wrote Apr 29, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Come on guys, VS 2012 is now the standard choice for IDE. Please support it.

BWHazel wrote Jul 10, 2013 at 5:44 PM

This would be very useful, following the example of Python Tools for Visual Studio which is now supported in VS2012 (and no doubt VS2013). This would mean I could avoid running VS2010 and VS2012 on the same machine.

Agat wrote Nov 1, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Indeed, VS2013 is already almost released, but there is no even VS2012 support! (

cordelllawrence wrote Feb 8, 2014 at 6:43 AM

what do you need to get this effort started?

sanger wrote Feb 26, 2014 at 1:26 PM

No updates in 3 years. Is this project officially dead?

pgklada wrote Jul 2, 2014 at 8:04 AM

yes, I would also like to try ruby in VS, but VS2010 is not the version I am using. can you please update the ruby version?

juliedruschke wrote Jul 15, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Guys: Let's bring IronRuby to Visual Studio 2012 and 2013. I would love to see templates such as those used with IronPython.