Crashes all the time after fresh install wih the same error people have posted multiple times already. Seems that some people found it fixed after installing the latest version of FXCop. As we are not using FXCop I can't try that. Can't use the achievement plug-in in 2010 for now which is a pity as I really liked the idea of it.
I have the following problem:
Every time I start VS2010, the "Install and register..." achievement is executed, but then, in a minute or two, VS hangs and shows a notification that it is executing some internal work and is busy.
I think it happens because achievements add-in can't send a request to site which track achievements.
If I disable this add-in, I can work normally.
Windows 7 Pro x64,
Add-ins and extensions: ReSharper, vs10x CodeMap, AnkhSVN + CollabNet SVN Browser, Regex Editor, MySQL tools for database design.
Updated Achievements to v1.1.
Still the same problem - Visual Studio hangs up and shows a balloon that it's busy.
Also, "Install and Register For Visual Studio Achievements" still is executed but not added to the achievements page.
I just have to disable it again, 'cause I can't work when this extension is enabled - VS just hangs.
It would be amazing to see what the community could do with an open version of this extension.
Software development involves so many opinions and methodologies. Why not build your product around a marketplace for achievement flavors? For example, a "Mythical Man-Month" set, "Code Complete" set, and, more ridiculous, a "Programmer Ryan Gosling" set (rewards include pictures of him).
I'd love to fork your code.
Just gave this a try on v1.2.
I can login when I first launch VS after installing (it comes up with a prompt for my proxy credentials), but afterwards, none of the achievements register and opening the Tools -> Achievement view gives a "Cannot perform runtime binding on a null reference" error. My Token and User keys under HKCU\Software\Microsfot\VisualStudio\10.0\VSAchievements is filled.
The InstallAndRegisterForAchievements achievement won't register, although other achievements will! The other achievements show up as started, but won't show as completed - even if they are. My guess is that's because the InstallAndRegisterForAchievements is still showing 0.
Here's my json link:
Also having issues with proxy (that requires a password). I can login when I first launch after VS (it comes up with a prompt for my proxy credentials), but afterwards, none of the achievements register and opening the Tools -> Achievement view gives a "Cannot perform runtime binding on a null reference" error. My Token and User keys under HKCU\Software\Microsfot\VisualStudio\10.0\VSAchievements is filled.
The Tools -> Achievements dialog only shows one achievement unlocked (Regional Manager), the Channel 9 site shows nothing earned, and I get several popups showing I've earned a lot of them, including registering for achievements...
Rather disappointing if you ask me... :-(
I love the plugin, but I did encounter a serious bug. This morning, all of the menus, submenus and icons in the VS UI were repeated 4 times. I tried many things... restarting, reseting the customizations, etc. and nothing work. Finally, I disabled the Achievements Extension and everything went back to normal.
Just something to watch out for...
I have SP1 (10.0.40219.1 SP1Rel) and it doesn't appear to be working. I don't get any achievements, although I should, and when I go to Tools -> Achievements I get an error "Cannot perform runtime binding on a null reference"
Works fine on a computer without SP1.
I saw all these other posts with username problems, so out of curiosity I went to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\VSAchievements and saw that there was no value under "Token".
So I went to Tools->Options->Visual Studio Achievements, hit "Change User", re-logged in, and everything works now.
I still had problems after that. Opening up Fiddler I noticed a bunch of Achievement calls were caught by my proxy because Visual Studio isn't using the system proxy credentials.
I followed this tutorial and everything works consistently now:
Another person with the same problem, when I go to Tools -> Achievements I get an error "Cannot perform runtime binding on a null reference"
However I do have an achievment and my achievment is reflected on site. No Toast though! :(
I have looked at my reg value for user and this is there, however gameshints suggests going to options\visualstudio achievements\ I don't have this so can't..
Would be interested in the solution though, looks like fun!.
In my case, I don't have underscore in my user name, but still getting the error.
somehow system default proxy is not working. so I have to add my proxy manually.
In devenv.exe.config, my configuration looks like this:
<defaultProxy useDefaultCredentials="true" enabled="true">
<proxy proxyaddress="http://Proxy IP:port" />
<servicePointManager expect100Continue="false" />
Fouhnd it. There seems to be a problem when you used an underscore in your niner userid. The (temporary) solution is to update the registry:
reg add HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\VSAchievements /f /v User /d Username_With_Underscore
Or use the registry editor. The latter worked for me.