The only problem I've come across is that, when adding a GAC reference to your project, the window of assemblies will occasionally disappear if you scroll through them before (I think) the add-on finishes enumerating them. All you have to do is open the window again, and it works fine.
Seeing as it's free and makes my life easier, it's awesome.
Hey g8 plugin. Lil problem, Gac add in dialog box which freezes the solution explorer. Sometimes i need to scroll up or down to update the references and look for names. I don't think the extension will be big deal.
works great for simple applications, but the problem i am seeing is that i use references that reference other dlls. for example, i have a project that uses a class from dll1 which implements an interface in dll2. this tool removes my reference to dll2. i end up with many compiler errors along the lines of "the type '[interfacename]' is defined in an assembly that is not referenced'.
On my machine, the scrollbars don't work quite right (if I accidentally double-click to scroll by not waiting long enough between clicks, the window closes). It seems like maybe what's happening is that the double-click event in the scrollbar is being handled incorrectly. In my opinion, a double click in the scrollbar should be ignored, or even better handled just like a click event in the scrollbar.
> Remove unused references - In order to reduce the size of your application, you may want to remove references to components that are not actually called by your code.
That's a misleading statement that would confuse newbies (and not newbies alike, since you seem to be confused yourself). The compilers do not emit references for things that are not used.
Give Reflector a try.
Yes agree with you, compiler ignores those assemblies that are not being used by your code. It can have minor impact on the performance only of the IDE, it creates an additional namespace in which name resolution must occur. It’s a good idea to remove unused references from your project to improve code readability and maintainability of the project. Visual Basic project has "Remove Unused References" feature (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/7sfxafba(v=VS.100).aspx), anyway I'll change the description
Very handy tool. What would be nice is a Refresh button which would completly refresh the list of DLL's. What tends to happen is i go in to add my DLL with its new version number and have forgot to put it in the GAC. If i then put it in the GAC i need to close and reopen Visual studio for the list to refresh.
Hopefully i am not misssing something obvious.
Search doesn''t work on my install. See
for example of searching for WindowsBase.
Installed the extension on June 23, 2010.