Very nice extension. After Microsoft have been removed the macros in Visual Studio 2012, I was bored to don't have this feature. When you have a big solution with many projects, it help to don't have to wait before the entire process even if your firsts projects failed.
I love this addon. My only criticisim is it defaults to being checked. It would be nice if there were some settings to allow it to be easier to use. I rarely want it on a rebuild and it would be nice to be a seperate build button on the toolbar instead of a checkbox. It does perform well and does not seem to have any problems with memory leaks or conflicts with other extentions. All in all it is a great extention. It would be perfect with a few small updates.
Like the best ideas, deceptively simple and very effective. I appreciate that the author spent the time to make it "...activate the error window after cancelling the build", so you get straight to the problem.
I was having this problem in VS2013. I fixed it by searching ("Quick Launch" in the upper right hand corner) for "Stop On First Build Error." Then I toggled both the options from False to True. After that, the options appeared in my Build menu, and didn't disappear when I unchecked them.
I installed on a VS 2013 Ultimate edition and it does not work. It kept compiling after the first error. I thought it was suppose to stop. (And yes I do have the Stop on First error selected in the build menu).
Doesn't it stop at all? Also, despite the name it doesn't stop immediately on first error, it stops after the first project has failed, i.e. it doesn't try to build additional projects after one has failed. Does it try to build all projects for you, even with the "Stop on first build error" option checked?