Error exiting VS2015 Update 1 with extension enabled


Clean install of Windows 10, VS2015 Update 1 with all updates applied.
After adding this extension I am unable to cleanly shutdown Visual Studio. I get this error;
'Object reference not set to an instance of an object'. I must then use task manager to kill the Visual Studio instance. If I disable the extension then all is fine. Would've attached screenshots but this tool is failing me!

Edit: the first screenshot appeared after saving this issue, maybe I can make more attachments!

Edit 2: I have solved this issue. It turns out that the SQLCEDeviceRuntime msi file does not format the entries in the all machine.config files nicely. I reformatted the DbProviders section to make sure each entry was on its own separate line. After a machine reboot, I re-enabled this extension and was successful in establishing a connection to a compact database and then exiting VS2015 without erros. This issue can be marked as closed.

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Closed Dec 5, 2015 at 6:04 AM by ErikEJ


ErikEJ wrote Dec 4, 2015 at 8:02 PM

Would be helpful if you could share the Toolbox options pages and about screen also. Then I will look into it. Do you have the query editor open when shutting down VS?

czumwinkle wrote Dec 4, 2015 at 8:20 PM

Qeury editor was not open. And the options made no difference. See Edit #2 in the description box. Thank you for your wonderful tool and for the quick response.

ErikEJ wrote Dec 5, 2015 at 6:02 AM

Thanks, glad you got it sorted!

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wrote Dec 5, 2015 at 6:04 AM