I'm very surprised that these essential features are still not part of Visual Studio itself. Please provide a 2013 version, as VS2013 lacks the document well, the format/organize on save options, the ctrl-click to definition.
I love this extension, please please please make this available to VS 2013, I miss the tabs layout feature that put my tabs to the left of my project. That should be a default action of Visual Studios in my opinion.
I got this for the HTML Copy feature, but many other features interfere with Visual Studio in some way: * You can't tell which tab is active with the colored tabs. * The enhanced intellisense: - Is slower. - Does not save any keystrokes. It types the closing paren for you, but then you have to hit end then semicolon instead of close paren semicolon. That saves nothing. - When you call a method that takes an enum, the default intellisense selects that enum by default. The new intellisense does not. - Fixing mixed tabs and spaces is nice, but that pops up on files that are read only such as TFS diff windows, or files that are not checked out. Since there is already a menu option to do this, the bugs outweigh the benefits.
Overall, this is a nice testing ground for new Visual Studio features, but they need revising to be truly useful.
I cannot figure out how to turn off the automatic brace closing thing. I turned if off in the settings dialog but it is still doing it. It's really interfering with my normal way of coding. I like the other features, but I really wish I could turn off whatever it did to my brace/bracket settings.
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Causes adding of items to sharepoint features to fail with a vague error. More details here: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/646396/object-reference-not-set-to-an-instance-of-an-object-when-trying-to-add-a-sharepoint-project-item#details
The "Custom Document Well" is pretty neat, given the fact, it adds specific colors to document tabs, that are present in multiple projects.
If you're open for suggestions, I would recommend adding the same color to the project icon in the Solution Explorer. That way, you'll be typing something in a document and at the same time be able to peek into the Solution Explorer and be positive about, which project this document belongs to.
Nice feature set. There needs to be a way to turn off the "Quick Find" feature though. The VS2010 version allows it to be toggled...why the heck was this option removed in the VS2012 version?
Or at the very least, please dismiss the Quick Find panel when the user hits Enter. It drives me crazy when I hit CTRL+F, <search string>, ENTER, and the focus is still in the Quick Find panel. It seems that I need to manually close the panel (via the X button) or click in the text editor window.
I would love to see the productivity power tools supports vs 2013. There were some nice things they included from ppt but the vertical tabs is not there. I loved the simplicity of the choices and I love ppt. I have been using a purchased product for the vertical tabs support but I don't find to be as good as ppt nor are the choices on arranging tabs as simple.
This is very annoying :-(
I've found that I just simply cannot use VS without PPT + CodeRush, and both are not available for VS2013. I think they both should be part of VS.
I'll be using VS2012 in the meanwhile
I just wonder that such an important (IMO) first-party extension is not ready to ship along with VS 2013. The same was true for VS 2012 when it took some weeks after release until the PPT were finally available. I can't imagine VS 2013 is so different from VS 2012 that it would take so long to port it over (maybe I'm wrong) as some portions of it are now integrated into the IDE (brace completion, for example). There could be at least a beta or something.
With Visual Studio 2012 we had to wait quite a while for the power tools to be available. If you're moving to yearly releases of Visual Studio it makes it absolutely critical that the power tools come out very soon after (I would say within a week)
For those of you that cannot wait for the release of Productivity Power Tools 2013 and still need the 'Organize Usings / Remove and Sort' + 'Format Document' on every Save feature. I have created a minimal extension that does the job:
Extension: Remove and Sort Usings and Format Document on Save
Not sure if this has been reported but it appears that when the 'Colorized Parameter Help' option is enabled struct Types do not have any colors applied to them. I tried changing all of the 'Signature Help - *' font options that were Black to another color but none of them change the struct colors. The only way to have struct types display normally is to disable the 'Colorized Parameter Help' option. Hopefully you can resolve this issue in a future version so I can use the 'Colorized Parameter Help' option as it was intended to work.
Hi, thanks for the wonderful extension!
I'm using the dark theme, It would be great if I could select a custom color for the bookmarks and breakpoints shown in the enhanced scroll bar. As it stands I'm stuck with blue dots on dark scroll bar that are hard to see. Bonus points for color coding based on shortcut task priority.
Also, is there any way to change the task list font size? I have not been able to find it anywhere.
In VS2010 with PPT, when I pinned tabs I got (in effect) two rows of tabs.
I see that no longer works in VS2012 / PPT.
And I wanted (and requested, very nicely) MULTIPLE tab rows.
While I use a portrait mode monitor and have less width to work with (enough for about five file tabs), I'm sure other developers open lots of files and would like to see multiple tab rows, too.
I got a very nice REPLY when I requested this for PPT / 2010, but I'm sad to say now there's only a single row even when pinned.
Please consider supporting multiple tab rows in the tab well on PPT / 2012.
Thanks again for considering this again.
just FYI.. you can get multiple tab row like functionality like PPT 2010 in VS2012.. Options->Environment->Tabs and Windows.. Under Pinned Tabs you check "Show Pinned Tabs in separate row"
For me Color coding my tabs by project or RegEx is the feature I've been most spoiled with.
It is not the same. I'd like to have multiple tab rows (not only 2) to see all my opened documents without additional actions like pinning or opening a menu.
Vertical tabs can partially solve the issue, but they occupy too much of screen space.
I really like the colorized tabs since our solution has quite a few projects in it, but it's really hard for me to tell which tab is active. Would you consider adding in an option to have an "'x' pixel border of 'color'" around the tab? For instance, I'd want a 2 or 3 pixel black border around the active tab. It's just really hard when I've got 5 related files open that are all from different projects to tell which one has "bold white text" vs just "white text (not bold)"