Color Printing

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This extension adds the capability for Visual Studio 2010 to print code files in color.

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Visual Studio
2012, 2010
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11/30/2010
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by MalcolmJB | February 18 2014

This is cretinous ! .. colour printing should be a basic built-in feature of ANY code editor these days. Not dependent on needing any sort of extension. Also the built-in help is no 'help'. Wasted time looking for what should be already there. Notepad++ costs ZERO and has colour printing.

by StarPrint Tools | July 16 2013

I encourage you to try FREE version of VScodePrint (search VS Gallery for 'color code print' to find it) that prints just like this extension and offers much more.

VScodePrint has solved the know issues documented in the Description.

Joginder Nahil

by digitig | June 08 2013

Simply does not work. When installed, selecting print still brings up the print dialog, as it should, but selecting print from that dialog does nothing at all, so the upshot of this extension is that it completely disables printing. Worse than useless.

by MDJRUK68 | March 01 2013


For colour printing in VS2012 download Productivity Power Tools from here:

http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/3a96a4dc-ba9c-4589-92c5-640e07332afd

This gave me colour printing in VS 2012 Pro on Windows 8 Pro 64-bit.
I hope it works for you all :)

by Hetzi | December 13 2012

Unusable.
It has one paper format (no idea which one) and then simply scales it to the paper size of the printer.
The page setup dialog is disabled too, so I can't change any pagesize preferences.

If you've got a bit more code or longer lines and want to use something like DIN A3 (or US "tabloid"), no luck. Still wrapped lines, still no more lines per page, just bigger letters.

by seo530 | November 26 2012

Excellent for VS2010.
For those wanting this functionality in VS2012, download Productivity Power Tools from http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/3a96a4dc-ba9c-4589-92c5-640e07332afd

by hula-hoops | November 23 2012

My vote added for getting this fixed for VS2012.

by vulcan50 | November 02 2012

For Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate edition only the line numbers are printed in color. The code does not print at all!
Dale

by dshakya | October 26 2012

Does what is says but as others said - this should have been built it. Better late than Never! Thanks!

by kittoinc | October 11 2012

This should have been built it!!

by Owen Funkhouser | October 08 2012

Does not work in VS2012 Premium.

by IceIceCold22 | October 04 2012

Completely disables printing on my computer ... to any printer, on any application. As soon as I disable or uninstall it, I can print again.

Win 7, VS-2010

by Dr. Sebastian Frank | September 27 2012

Please port this tool on VS 2012! Until this point in time take the "SUPPORTS"-mark away. Definitely it doesn't work!!

by RamonEEZA | September 19 2012

white pages :-(

by ClaesonCodigo | September 18 2012

As was said earlier :(
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It does not work with VS2012 Ultimate RTM.
The filename and the page no is printed in the page header, but code does not get printed.
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by Andre.Ziegler | September 13 2012

awesome extension :)

by Mesan935 | August 28 2012

When will this be updated for VS2012?

by Wolfgang Bierl | August 26 2012

Does not work with VS2012 Ultimate RTM.
The filename and the page no is printed in the page header, but code does not get printed.

by M.Radwan-MVP | August 23 2012

It's really needed, thanks!

by Phil Rogers | June 14 2012

It's good that it brings syntax printing back to VS, but it looks as if it was hacked together by a trainee. it really needs control over font size and line spacing.

If you select a section of your code, it doesn't automatically choose the Selection radio button and you end up with the entire file if you don't notice it.

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  • Nyxie
    1 Posts | Last post October 09, 2013
    • How do I uninstall this? I prefer the black and white to what this does.
  • VS 2012?
    10 Posts | Last post May 08, 2013
    • Are there any plans to bring this to VS2012?  If I try to install this on the RC it crashes.
    • I noticed the description of the project has been updated to support Visual Studio 2012 RC, so I re-installed this package and now VS doesn't crash!  That's good.
      However, when I print I get a blank sheet of paper.  That's bad.
      The header w/the file name prints, the color line numbers on the side print...but there's nothing else.  I even tried using the 'light' theme instead of the 'dark' theme, thinking that might make a difference...nope, same behavior.
      
      Perhaps a new release would be in order?
    • Same here--beautiful blank pages with line numbers.  VS 2012 RC and HP Photosmart printer.  
    • yea, blank pages with the exception of the header, which shows. Perhaps some more work is in store for this.
    • I get the same--blank pages with line numbers in VS 2012.
    • Doesn't work for me unfortunately. I'm on the professional version of VS 2012 that's available via Dreamspark Premium.
      
      I get the following error.
      
      "Could not load file or assembly
      'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Platform.VSEditor, Version=10.0.0.0,
      "
    • VS2012 generates empty pages for me, too. I also would appreciate if this show-stopper could be fixed.
    • Is anyone else still having problems with this extension, as when i install it on vs2012 pro i can't get the print dialog to come up?!
    • For colour printing in VS2012 download Productivity Power Tools from here:
      
      http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/3a96a4dc-ba9c-4589-92c5-640e07332afd
      
      This gave me colour printing in VS 2012 Pro on Windows 8 Pro 64-bit.
      I hope it works for you all :)
    • My question is about why this wasn't implemented in VS2012 to start with. We had this in VS2008. And Microsoft "upgraded" this feature away. I can't be the only person who values this feature.
  • any updates?
    1 Posts | Last post September 14, 2012
    • What about the "known issues"?
      
      Is there any current work in progress for this extension?
      
      Or would you mind making this extension open source so that other developers may continue development?
  • Please get this to work in VS 2012
    1 Posts | Last post September 07, 2012
    • Having color really makes a huge difference when looking through large pages of code.  I'm not sure why this was not just included into VS 2012.  but please update the extension to work in VS 2012.
  • RTM & still doesn't work
    1 Posts | Last post August 28, 2012
    • What's it take to get this updated to work with VS2012 RTM?
  • What about printing in landscape?
    1 Posts | Last post April 16, 2012
    • I cannot set the print to print in landscape mode.
  • Programmer in training
    3 Posts | Last post October 17, 2011
    • I’m sorry that “print in color” doesn’t work in the Express Version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
      I’m trying my best to learn C#.
      Will it available in the next release of Visual Studio for the Express Version?
      Could it be updated for the Express Version?
      
    • Hi,
      Try searching answers on the MSDN Home web page.
      Hope this helps.
    • cannot print to adobe PDF file by choosing adobe PDF printer. how can it be solved ?