If you encounter a problem with NPanday, try some of the following to resolve the issue before contacting the user forums.
The version can be viewed from the output console once you start NPanday
Another way to check for the version would be to go to Visual Studio Help > About menu option
To make sure you have the Service Pack 1, go to Visual Studio Help > About menu option. From the About screen, verify that the Service Pack version is enclosed in parenthesis after the Visual Studio Version.
Another way to verify the Service Pack installation is to click Copy Info from the About screen and paste the information in a text editor. Verify that the SP installation information is in the list.
For Visual Studio 2005
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU Service Pack 1 (KB926601)
For Visual Studio 2008
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Version 9.0.30729.1 SP Microsoft .NET Framework Version 3.5 SP1
The SDK usually installs automatically when you install Visual Studio, but you might have to download it separately and put it into the right place.
When NPanday runs the first time, it will try to detect all installed .NET Frameworks and their corresponding SDKs. The findings are stored into %HOME%\.m2\npanday-settings.xml.
After installing a required SDK, delete the file in order to let NPanday generate a fresh one.
Then check if the paths to the targeted .NET Framework and SDK are listed correctly. If not, feel free to file a bug in the projects issue tracker.
As a workaround, you can execute NPanday in the corresponding command prompt (e.g. Visual Studio 2010 Command Prompt).
If you want to clear Visual Studio's cache of any previous versions of the tool before you start Visual Studio, run the following command:
devenv /ResetAddin NPanday.VisualStudio.Addin
Upon opening your Project/Solution, you may see a window with the selection Load project normally. This occurs when you generate a Visual Studio solution from a Maven project (as opposed to importing the existing Solution in Visual Studio).
Select that option and continue. This window may appear for each project, so select Load project normally each time, or change the checkbox that indicates not to warn again.