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.
caused a crash when trying to go to the work items for a project
System.NullReferenceException was unhandled HResult=-2147467261 Message=Object reference not set to an instance of an object. Source=Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.PowerTools.Common StackTrace: at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.PowerTools.Common.VsipHost.GetUserSubKey(Package package, String subKey, Boolean writable) at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.PowerTools.Settings.GetRootKey(Boolean writable) at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.PowerTools.Settings.GetValue(String name, Object defaultValue) at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.PowerTools.Settings.GetCachedValue(String key, Boolean defaultValue) at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.PowerTools.Settings.get_TemplateEnabled() at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.PowerTools.TemplatesViewModel.<Refresh>d__1.MoveNext()
Update: updated to latest version and now this error has gone :)
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.
+1 This feature was a HUGE productivity booster. Even with the improvements of 2012 (and my addition of ReSharper) I still don't feel as productive if I can't quickly see the members with the interactive tooltips. Please consider this as a feature for 2012/2013.
Code prints fine with this extension disabled.
When enabled, page 10 gets shifted into the left margin so that the line numbers are cut off. This was not a printer mis-feed, it happens every time on just page 10.
Attempting to print just one page, instead of the entire document, results in an error being thrown. The popup says only "pageNumber"
Print selection DOES seem to work, so I am able to print the page that way, although then the page number is shown as 1.
Open XML Package Editor Power Tool for Visual Studio is NOT working as expected. Have installed, uninstalled, reinstalled Productivity Power Tools many times. Closed and reopened VS many times.
Yet, rather than showing the XML PARTS when a word document or excel spreadsheet is dragged into VS..... it simply opens WORD or EXCEL.
What needs to be turned on? All the documentation read seems to suggest simply dragging a file into VS will open the Open XML Package editor. Yet it is not happening....
How is this tool suppose to work?
Could not find file 'C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\Extensions\bpum0wxo.q45\ColorizedSignatureHelp.pkgdef'.
It seems to be able to do this when you open VS 2012 without a solution/project open however.. Still quite a perplexing issue, I think.
Is there a guide or examples for making the reg ex color assignments work for tabs? I cannot get anything to match.
Do the reg ex types have to go before the project types in the list? Is there a way to re-order the list?