Very useful extension that is one of the first extensions I always install after installing VisualStudio. Makes life for many not so common development tasks (e.g. edit project/solution file, ...) so much simpler.
One tip for the developer of this extension (if you don't know already). The extension now has about ~8.5MB in size (The largest I've seen till today, if I remember correctly). If you extract the VSIX and rezip it with for e.g. 7-Zip in Ultra compression mode it will only have ~3.8MB and will still simply work. I know in times where nearly everybody has DSL it doesn't matter that much. But why download 8.5MB when you can achieve the same thing with 3.8MB :-).
Exception Type : Microsoft.Practices.Unity.ResolutionFailedException
Exception Message : Resolution of the dependency failed, type = "SquaredInfinity.Foundation.Configuration.Services.IConfigurationService", name = "(none)".
Exception occurred while: while resolving.
Exception is: InvalidOperationException - The current type, SquaredInfinity.Foundation.Configuration.Services.IConfigurationService, is an interface and cannot be constructed. Are you missing a type mapping?
UPDATE: Putting this back up to a 5. I sent Jarek an email, and he had already (within 10 minutes) updated the extension to address my issue. I can't complain about that kind of turn-around!!!
For reference, 22.214.171.124 fixed the problem found in the issue below. ==========================================================
Exception Type : Microsoft.Practices.Unity.ResolutionFailedException Exception Message : Resolution of the dependency failed, type = "SquaredInfinity.Foundation.Configuration.Services.IConfigurationService", name = "(none)". Exception occurred while: while resolving. Exception is: InvalidOperationException - The current type, SquaredInfinity.Foundation.Configuration.Services.IConfigurationService, is an interface and cannot be constructed. Are you missing a type mapping?
Hi There, Last build didn't play well with DevExpress addin due to compatibility issue. It has been fixed now, so you can either get latest version of VSCommands or latested build of DevExpress addin from http://www.devexpress.com/Support/Center/Issues/ViewIssue.aspx?issueid=B230186
Getting an exception when starting visual studio 2012 premium.
Have to uninstall, it's unusable as it is.
Exception Type : Microsoft.Practices.Unity.ResolutionFailedException
Exception Message : Resolution of the dependency failed, type = "SquaredInfinity.Foundation.Configuration.Services.IConfigurationService
Where can I report this bug?
EDIT: Yeah, it's fixed. I'm yet to explore the goodies and then I'll give my rating =]. Thanks Jarek
Uninstalling: With it installed some lines of my Output pane are light grey foreground/background same color including the summary information for the build. I tried unchecking "Override output window text color" and "Show Build Summary" and restarted VS2012 but some lines of Output pane still show up with same foreground/background color. I do have VS012 Color Theme Editor installed and use a variant of 'Light With Dark Editor' with the background lowered to pure black.
I have R# installed and as soon as I install VSCommands, the intellisence in XAML stops working. For example, when I am trying to add the design datasource 'd:DataContext' and 'd:DesignInstance', after ':' it does not provide me with the possible choices. I need to uninstall VSCommands and reinstall R#, only then I get the functionality back. Does anyone have the same problem, or know how to fix it?
The solution badge not shown since yesterday's crash of VS2012, after that, even if I remove/reinstall this extension, the solution badge will not show, it always appears as a loading symbol like this snapshot: http://postimg.org/image/ll4j55ms1/
Haven't had any luck getting File Structure to work at all on this 2012 server OS. Just updated VS to Update 4 and File Structure didn't work. Uninstalled VSCommands, reinstalled... still nothing. The window doesn't open at all. Tried both from the Tools menu and the key command to launch it. Bummed.
Now that you've added the 'Disable Graph Provider' feature, could you also add 2 buttons to the Solution Explorer: 'View Code', 'View Designer'.
(I should say put back because they somehow were removed in VS2012 but I really do not see how you're supposed to easily open the code of a form for example without first expanding the tree...)
Thanks for a great extension...
Most features are in free version, but others are only available in PRO (code block end tagger for example). I apologise for lack of clarity on which is which, the detailed differences will be published soon when I finish next batch of work.
it's been over a month and i have not seen where you list the the diff between free and pro. i will not buy anything out of my own pocket, mainly because i am self employed and just don't have money when there are so many other developers that offer the same things for nothing. i would like to maybe install the free if it is ad free and has what others don't offer. thanks rf
Yeah there is a bit of ambiguity when it says Free and when installing the vsix the "Free" license is not mentioned at all in the EULA. I kind of feel a little criminal now because I agreed to this just to install it based on your mentioning of some kind of Free license. I think you really should clear this thing out by just adding the description of what the "Free" license is or just say clearly there is no Free license. Other than that the tool seem very useful on first touch. Thank you.
The previous version only showed running IIS processes. If there was only one running process it was attached to without any dialog. The current version shows every single IIS web site along with every single virtual directory/application. My machine has about 40+ items that show up in the dialog and at any given time only 2-3 are actually running. The rest are mostly NEVER running or are virtual directories that run in the same app pool as something else. Its just too much. It should be by w3wp as it was before.
I also need this feature. Its strange numerous plugins and VS do not make attaching to iis convenient.
Meanwhile maybe this can help you - http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/8cccc206-b9de-42ef-8f5a-160ad0f017ae.
If you're attaching to websites in current solution you can just tick 'automatically attach to all in current solution' to do that without the dialog.
The problem with simply attaching to w3wp is that it covers just few use cases, but not majority of them. Reason why you see the dialog is that in many setups you may have several w3wp running (it allows you to select exactly the one you want) and also many IIS Express instances running too.
Furthermore, w3wp may not be started for site you want in which case Attach to IIS will start it for you.
Having said that, I'm already working on more flexible solution where instead of showing dialog box you can just dock a 'Quick Attach' tool window and easily attach to anything from there. It's still work in progress but first version will be released shortly. Here's a screenshot of how it looks now: http://i.imgur.com/rN3amoU.png
I installed VsCommands for the "Copy/Paste As Link" feature, but I've spent the last hour trying to fix all the text/font/coloring issues it has given me. "Override output window text color" when checked or unchecked makes no difference. I want to disable all theme-related features.
Had a few other issues too, including that reloading a project (when the .csproj is edited externally) now takes much longer. Sorry to say that, as a time-saver, this add-in has a lot of catching up to do. It has great potential.
Is there a way to disable any/all the features of VsCommands and keep only the "Copy/Paste As Link" feature?
Does anyone know of another extension that allows files to be copy/pasted as links?
"Override output window text color" only works with text not caught by other rules (so you can change default color from say black to grey). It doesn't turn all coloring on/off - but I'll add such option in future release.
Could you let me know what text/font/coloring issue is it giving you? I didn't have any other reports of that so it would be great to know.
Also note that on some systems (depending on security settings) you may need to run Visual Studio as administrator at least once and then go to Tools | VSCommands | Options | Output Windows | Recreate Fonts and Colors category.
as for reloading times for .csproj, I'll do some tests soon to see what's happening and fix if able to reproduce locally.
Also note that all Visual Studio extensions run in the same process and there are many instances when one will conflict with another so it would be great if you could send me the list of your installed extensions to Jarek@squaredinfinity.com
Thank you in advance,
Ah fantastic! :) I recently purchased the extension as I thought it was just brilliant. I spend most of my time in C++ so I'm very much looking forward to the update.
Thanks again, great product!
First, let me start by saying I love VSCommand; however, it's performance in my situation has rendered it useless.
I have a powerfull machine, 16 CPU, 32G Ram, SSD...
it takes VSCommand up to 30 seconds to load when a new visual studio instance starts, I disabled VSCommand and tried loading without it. I also used ComponentDiagnostics to check it's loading time.
One thing to note though, in our company, the profile, and My Documents are mapped to a newtwork drive. So if VSCommand is using some sort of caching that would explain the delay/slowness.
if that's the case, is there a way to customize VSCommand to use some local drive location for caching; example, c:\temp
Thank you for letting me know about this issue.
I'll tried to reproduce it locally without success, so it would be great if you could do the following:
0. Close all Visual Studio instances
1. Run Visual Studio with /Log parameter "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" /Log
2. Wait for VS to initialise
3. Close VS
4. Email VSCommandsLog.txt and ActivityLog.xml to Jarek@squaredinfinity.com
These log files are normally located in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0
Just to clarify, does this performance issue occur during startup only, or is it continuous during work with Visual Studio?
Thank you in advance,
It's most noticable during initilization, but I do also experience delays when opening context menues or random actions. I am not sure if those are directly related. I do see an overall difference in speed/responsivness when I disable VSCommand.