This is a must have! At first you may think there's not a lot to it, but if you use it for the full demo period, you'll buy it. There are a lot of features in there, and they're really great.
If you want ReSharper for C++, this is it. I know, not the same features, but a lot of things are very close and many the same. I do disable this when I'm working in C# because I own ReSharper. Two clicks and it's disabled. (Or two shortcut keys, which is what I prefer. Alt-X, E toggles enabled/disabled.)
Support is excellent, too. I thought I found a bug during the demo period. I submitted a support case and they replied right away. This was a strange one, and took a bit of their time, but they stayed with it until we had it resolved. (Turned out to not be a bug, but a keyboard mapping issue.)
I have not seen the problems that some reviews mentioned.
This this is crap. Thank god intellisence is back in 2012. To make this thing remotely usable you need to turn off all the "corrections". These just prevent me from writing code.
The intellisense for C# is horrible compared to what comes with VS. Often I am working with mixed mode and C# projects. Every time I switch a C# project I have to disable this thing. Its slow, the syntax highlighting messes up, and the intellisense is slow to update when new types are added.
This is a great extension but I have a problem with some simple C code. The "extract method" fails and I am keen to know if this is my error or if it can be fixed.
Below is a very simple loop() just to test the "method extract". If I attempt to extract the code inside the for() then an error is displayed and the extracted method is not added to the source code.
The error suggests the most common cause is a readonly source file but this is not the case. The intellisense is working corectly and providing help so it isn't a VS/Code issue.
int a = 0;
int b = 0;
int c = 0;
The reason for the C code is that this is an Arduino program which is supported in Visual Studio because it is just C/C++
I just tried that example and it worked successfully in my environment. What version of VS are you using? Is loop() in a header file or a source file? If a header file, is there are corresponding source file and is it read-write?
Thanks for the reply. I suspect the problem is due to the file extension being .ino or .pde. I will test shortly but I think it will be okay based upon the following info...
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Whole Tomato\Visual Assist X\VANet8 Press Rebuild on the Performance tab of the Visual Assist X options dialog and restart your IDE NOTE:-Replace 8.0 with 10.0 if you use VS 2010.Replace 8.0 with 9.0 if you use VS 2008.Replace 8.0 with 7.1 if you use VS.NET 2003.Replace 8.0 with 7.0 if you use VS.NET 2002.Replace VANet8 with VANet10 for Visual Studio 2010.Replace VANet8 with VSNet9 if you use VS2008.Replace VANet8 with VSNet if you use VS.NET 2003.Replace VANet8 with VANet7.0 if you use VS.NET 2002
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