I want to turn off automatic updates. Every time I open visual studio I get an update dialog from Infragistics saying there is an update available. How do I turn these notifications off? We will not be updating to the service release.
You can disable these notifications by turning them off under the Options dialog in Visual Studio's dialog.
Tools > Options > (Left List Nav) Infragistics > Updates > CheckForUpdates > False
You may need to expand "Check Schedule". It's the first option you will have to click and change the value to 'False'.
Can you also show me where it's stored outside of the VS GUI? (Registry or Config file)
We make use of Visual Studio’s Options Page functionality to handle those settings. So I’d expect the registry keys to be created in the user’s keys like HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0\DialogPage\Infragistics.VSExtension.OptionsPage.OptionsPageGeneral. The version number would change for each version of Visual Studio the extension was installed into. There would be a CheckForUpdates registry value there that could be set to False to turn off the automatic checking of the updates.
For Visual Studio 2017, it a private registry file is used instead. For this you can load up privateregistry.bin from %localappdata%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\15.0_0982e478 and find the settings there. To load the private registry, open up regedit.exe, click on HKEY_USERS, then click on File->Load Hive to navigate to the privateregistry.bin file. You’ll be asked to give the key a name, for example “VS2017PrivateRegistry”. You can then navigate the registry structure and find the key at HKEY_USERS\VS2017PrivateRegistry\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\15.0_0982e478\DialogPage\Infragistics.VSExtension.OptionsPage.OptionsPageGeneral.
Let me know if you have any questions.