I've been using this extension for 2 months. It's really a great extension and in my opinion, in future this extension should replace the currently build-in resource manager because of the current key facts of this extension:
- better overview due to very efficient search filters - very good visualization of missing or broken resource entries - offers the possibility to create or delete resources directly in the overview
Before we used this extension, we had some missing resources in our web project but we were to lazy to analyse the hundreds of resource entries. With this extension, the resources were tidied up in a few minutes and since we introduced it, there aren't no longer any issues about that.
Besides that, I'd like to have one little improvement in a future release: When I add a new resource entry, the comment is added only in the general resource file, not in the others. It would be great if the comment is added to all resource files.
Last but not least, to summarize this review: THIS EXTENSION IS A MUST-HAVE ONE!
I really love this extension, It make me go faster than usually when updating languages. However, I would love to see new features. For example, choose to display or not columns will be great. (usually I don't need the comment column, or I want to only display my neutral column with one or two more column, not all). Maybe an issue : When I am opening the extension, my neutral language flag is set to the united states flag but it should be france flag (my neutral language is french). Thank you !
I am using this extension with VS 2012 and since the newest version (184.108.40.206) I do not need the default ResX-Editor at all. GREAT EXTENSION. MS should include this (or something similar) in future Visual Studio versions as it is much better to use - especially if you have several resource files and languages. I have now one open Tab to do the same I needed 6-8 before!
I've started evaluating this tool for my colleagues and I to use. However, I encountered something a little funny with it - or perhaps related to it.
At least one of our solutions doesn't seem to work with the tool - the resource files are not found. The only thing different between this solution and the ones I've tried where it works (wonderfully!) is that this solution was created in Visual Studio 2010 *SP1* and the others with the RTM version. I also note (since it seems important) that the display of properties on the .resx file mentions that a custom tool was used - which I thought was the default one: ResXFileCodeGenerator
Is there any thing to these observations? Otherwise, what would prevent ResXManager from working on these files?