Quite useful but also contains some serious flaws!
Watch out for the options: 1) "Enhanced Scroll Bar" - this can slow the editor down to a crawl at times.
2) In "Tabs and Windows" - do not check "Maintain pin status if document is removed from well"! It causes DevStudio to crash when doing routine operations like running up an app in the debugger, or lock up with resizing the main window. If you are getting faulting module: KERNELBASE.dll with exception code 0xe0434352 in DEVENV.EXE reported to your EventLog, then there is a good chance that it is this option!
Unfortunately, this 2012 version is missing the superb functionality from 2012 the Ctrl+2 to quickly navigate to any class/member in the current source file. This is a pain, because now to navigate to class/member in current source file, one must reach to the mouse and use either solution explorer or the combobox menu, none of these is as quick and elegant as was the keyboard only popup solution with CTRL+2 in PowerTools 2010 version.
I have been a Microsoft fanboy for my entire programming career, but 2012-2013 may be your (Microsoft's) downfall. Everything is pushed out without QA - Win8, Office2013, VS2012, and now this update. Have you ever heard of saving configuration settings??? Now I've got to go waste an hour to figure out what my settings should be. AGAIN.
I can't see how to search through these topics, so apologies if this is not new.
I want to know the minimal edition of VS that will accept version control. My impression is that it is only the expensive 'Team' editions that can do it - but single developers also want to use version control. I want to use Git.
Hope you can help, even if I don't like the answer!
I have small problem with go to definition:
Here are following steps which should not trigger go to definition yet they do:
User presses mouse left button and drags mouse cursor to select text.
Before user releases left mouse button, he presses ctrl key (in i.e. CTRL+C copy operation).
User releases left mouse button while still holding ctrl+C.
Power tools try to go to definition (which should not happen).
My suggestion: Only go to definition if mouse button was pressed while holding ctrl (not released).
I'm right clicking on selected text and the option doesn't show up.
It is turned on in the options.
I actually haven't seen this work in either the vs 2010 version or the vs 2012 version.
Hopefullly, I'm just having user error.
When developing C# code for a Windows Forms application, the autocompelte functionality works perfectly; however, when editing the C# code behind for an aspx file, the autocomplete functionality does not work.
I have installed powertools for VS2012 and have noticed that when VS2012 is in the dark theme the Edit.ParameterInfo method parameter colour settings are not as visible as they previously were. Is there a way I can change the colours of the parameters info?
In VS2012, the move line up/down keyboard shortcuts do not work for me. I have tried remapping Editor.MoveLineUp and Editor.MoveLineDown to keys other than Alt+Up/Alt+Down, and they still do not work. Does this work for anyone else?
Hi, I had installed the power tools 2012 for my VS2012. I had an error when triggering copy/cut text. Either from using Ctrl+C/X nor right click menu. I have disabled the extension and now the copy/cut works fine. I had also tried to reinstall the extension but it was same.
Hopefully this bug would be fixed.