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.
CTRL + Shift + Space no longer brings up parameter info for me. Trying to turn off Colorized Parameter Help gives the following error:
Unable to modify Colorized Parameter Help: Could not find file 'C:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\Extensions\xxxx\ColorizedSignatureHelp.pkgdef'.
I do have Resharper 7.1 installed but have the Resharper Intellisense turned off. I've tried everything: disabling/uninstalling/reinstalling the extension, resetting all my key bindings in Visual Studio and Resharper, etc... my parameter info is now gone for good.
Looks like this may be a Resharper issue after all. Resharper has an option to choose Visual Studio or Resharper for Intellisense, and I had it set to VS. Switching it to Resharper and back didn't fix it, but there's a third option, "use limited Resharper Intellisense" with various language choices. When I choose that option but leave them all unselected, I get my VS Parameter Info back.
This must have broken with 7.1 which was also recently released. I still get the error mentioned above when trying to enable/disable colored Parameter Info from the Productivity Power Tools options, but the feature enables/disables correctly now anyway.
Exactly the same error.
I'd like turn off the Colorized Parameter Help and this error occurs: Could not find file 'C:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\Extensions\xxxx\ColorizedSignatureHelp.pkgdef
Needs to be fixed...
Adding the file does indeed resolve the issue error, and looks like actually enables the extension. Prior to having the file in existence, I never saw any "Signature Help -" items in my Fonts and Colors window.
My main issue though is that certain data types (Guid, DateTime, etc) are not being highlighted with the "Plain Text" color. I don't have Resharper installed, but I am using the dark theme. My current solution is to turn off the "Colorized Parameter Help" extension, and then each time I restart VS, I have to open up the Font and Colors window, and click ok to get the correct syntax highlighting. Anyone know a better work around?
I'm using VS2012 and the SDT BI 2012 to Work with SSIS packages for SQL Server 2012. When ever I open a solution VS2012 just stalls with the dialog "Preparing solution ..." on the screen.
If I delete the .sou file in the solution folder VS2012 opens the solution with out hasle - a recent Google search led me to test switching of the PPT2012 extensions and voila I no longer have the issue with the opening of solutions stalling.
What is going on? - What is the PPT2012 extensions doing in my solution open process???
Can we please have the Solution Navigator tool window that was present in the 2010 version of the extension?
I've been waiting for it to be included in the 2012 version but after all this while it appears it may not be added unless an explicit request for it is made.
I am using PPT for VS2010 and i am not quite sure what i did since everything was alright till now. It ignores all the Colors i set for example current line or signature helper. The Current Line stays white no matter what color i choose. I uninstalled PTT, reinstalled, set all Settings to Default.
Is there a way to fix this?
After uninstalling PTT i noticed that there are still the color items like Current Line(extension) available. Is there a way to clean uninstall it completely?
I too have received this error. It happens to me when I try to debug. I removed all but one pinned tab and debug worked. I then added them all back one by one without a crash when starting debug. This did occasionally prevent me from launching VS when selecting a recent project from the start menu.
If the currently focused tab is a Razor view (.cshtml extension), the Window.PreviousTab keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+PgUp) has no effect.
The Window.NextTab shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+PgDown) does work ok.
The effect is that if you are cycling backwards through the tabs, if you hit a Razor view then you become stuck and can only go forwards.
I just installed this and now I've noticed that class objects like DateTime, Nullable, defined structs and others are now in normal (black) color rather than the color used for classes and other objects (light blue/green).
I found that turning OFF Colorized Parameter Help in the Tools | Options, Productivity Power Tools returns to the default IntelliSense colors.
Can this be fixed soon please as it's very annoying to have it as is right now but at least we can turn it off. Thank you.
I have been having a problem with my visual studio hanging as soon as I try to start a graphics debugging session (alt+f5), but I finally went ahead and attached a debugger to see what's up.
The issue appears to be that the visual studio graphics debugging engine performs operations on the UI, spawns windows, moves stuff, etc.. and when the Document well is involved, it appears to hang.
The full call stack is too large to paste here, but I posted it here:
Here are some relevant calls on the stack
CustomDocWell.dll!Microsoft.CustomDocWell.Slider.Controls.SliderDocumentTabPanel.MeasureOverride(System.Windows.Size panelConstraint) + 0x8a bytes
PresentationFramework.dll!System.Windows.FrameworkElement.MeasureCore(System.Windows.Size availableSize) + 0x1cc bytes
PresentationCore.dll!System.Windows.UIElement.Measure(System.Windows.Size availableSize) + 0x1cc bytes
PresentationCore.dll!System.Windows.ContextLayoutManager.UpdateLayout() + 0x1a1 bytes
PresentationCore.dll!System.Windows.UIElement.UpdateLayout() + 0x14 bytes
VsGraphicsDebuggerPkg.dll!Microsoft.VsPixPkg.VsPixFrameBufferViewer.ThumbListScrollViewer_SizeChanged(object sender, System.Windows.SizeChangedEventArgs e) + 0x17 bytes
The weird thing is that this does not happen 100% of the time, but once it happens, it will persist until I give up. Then it'll randomly be fixed next time I decide to give it a try.. Likely something about the state of my Visual Studio UI?
Anyway I've confirmed that disabling the document wells option fixes the issue (and renabling it brings the issue back). Would be great to see this fixed as I'm a big fan of the enhanced document well, but I'll have to go without it for now.
Ps. Using the latest version (11.0.60403.0) on VS 2012 with update 1 and 2 installed.