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:
When that loads let it repair. Once it does see if that resolves the issue.
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:
It should look something like:
If that fails there is also a patch that they released in response: https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/confirmation.aspx?id=36020#
- First off, go and get OpenSSL:
Now that you are installed and ready to go you should now have a browsable file path to OpenSSL (i.e. C:\OpenSSL)
2. Obtain your PFX file and (for simplicity) place your PFX file in your OpenSSL directory.
(In this example we will assume we have a .pfx file called mycertificate.pfx and your OpenSSL directory is C:\OpenSSL)
3. Run this in command prompt (in your OpenSSL directory) to get the .pem file:
openssl pkcs12 -in mycertificate.pfx -out mypemfile.pem
You should now have a .pem file generated from your PFX file.
4. Run this in command prompt (in your OpenSSL directory) to extract the encrypted private key:
openssl pkcs12 -in mypemfile.pem -out myencryptedkey.key
You should now have the extracted encrypted private key out of the .pem file.
5. Run this in command prompt (in your OpenSSL directory) to create a decrypted private key from the encrypted version
openssl rsa -in myencryptedkey.key -out mydecryptedkey.key
You should now have the decrypted private key from your encrypted version.
6. Run this in command prompt (in your OpenSSL directory) to extract a .crt file from your PFX file:
openssl pkcs12 -in mycertificate.pfx -clcerts -nokeys -out certificate.crt
You should now an extracted .crt file from the PFX file.
That’s it! You should now have encrypted/decrypted keys as well as your .pem and .crt versions of your original PFX files. Happy certificating (I need to coin that term). Questions are always welcome.