Yay. I can ALT+Arrow my lines up and down again. Also the tab well is usable now. No more Control+Tab Control+Tab Control+Tab Control+Tab Control+Tab flurries to try to get back to a previous file. This is an excellent set of enhancements, Microsoft!
All the features are great except one related to Custom Document Well -> Color tabs by project.
When it colors the tabs, it creeps into the eyes. I wish instead of coloring the tab name completely, they could given an option to just add one colored dot or use the colored underline for the tab names. That would make it a five star tool for me to use.
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.
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.