How To Fix “no exports were found that match the constraint” In Visual Studio

So, you have that “no exports were found that match the constraint” message in Visual Studio, eh?

The first thing I would try doing on the affected version of visual studio is to go to programs and features, select the version and pick change: VSbugss3

When that loads let it repair. Once it does see if that resolves the issue.

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If it does not a more manual method that is to delete all of the contents of the ComponentModelCache folder from the following area (of which VS version is affected):

Put your username in the path:

VS 2012:

C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\ComponentModelCache

VS 2013:

C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0\ComponentModelCache

VS 2015:

C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0\ComponentModelCache

It should look something like:

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If that fails there is also a patch that they released in response: https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/confirmation.aspx?id=36020#

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