Measurement Studio 2019 Is Not Working on Visual Studio 2019

Updated Jun 18, 2021

Reported In


  • Measurement Studio

Issue Details

I installed Measurement Studio 2019 for Visual Studio 2019 and I see one of the following errors:
  • Measurement Studio is not shown as an extension in Visual Studio. 
  • When I create a Windows Forms App, Visual Studio closes and shows no errors.
  • When I drag and drop Measurement Studio Controls in my Windows Forms Application, Visual Studio closes without errros. 


  • Make sure that Visual Studio was installed before Measurement Studio.

  •  Check compatibility between versions of Visual Studio and Measrement Studio.

  • Check that you have the NationalInstruments.MeasuremekntStudio.VS2019.vsix in the following directory C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\Measurement Studio\VS2019. If is there double click it and start the installation of the extension.

  • If you have Measurement Studio from a CD of the Multi IDE Bundle, and you are using Visual Studio 2019, it is recommended to download Measurement Studio directly from our website or NI Package Manager to make sure it contains the last patches to work with Visual Studio 2019.

  • If the issue is not related to the steps above, try the following:

1. In Visual Studio go to Extensions >> Manage Extensions >> click in Change your Settings for Extensions (in the lower left corner) >> Environment >> Extensions.

2. Check the option "Allow synchronous autoload of extensions (Not recommended.  requires restarting Microsoft Visual Studio)".

3. Then click OK and close Visual Studio.

4. Run Visual Studio as Administrator to make sure the changes will apply.