Visual Studio Achievements For VS2010

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Bring some game to your code with Visual Studio Achievements!

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by chriga | May 22 2014

Coding with more fun..

by Gontronix | September 13 2013

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.

by Sócrates Lopes | August 22 2013

Really cool extension! Makes me think much more about my code.

by Sile Huang | July 31 2013

by Ali.Alikhani | June 28 2013

by Cieszak | June 27 2013

crashed in vs 2010

by D. Chatterjee | May 20 2013

Same problem

by svanleusden | March 26 2013

Installed -> restarted VS2010 -> opening VS2010 -> plugin crashed :-(

Any fix coming soon?

by The Uncivil Engineer | January 28 2013

Installed, error on open, disabled.

by PakoDev | January 09 2013

I keep getting an error message when loading visual studio. I had to uninstall it.

by Gasner Software Inc_ | December 28 2012

Was awesome, until the last update when it decided to crap out.

by krokador | December 18 2012

last update crashed the entire extension. I keep getting an error message when loading visual studio. Uninstalled. It coulda been fun, but it's not worth it.

by Mads Kristensen | November 28 2012

by Mario185 | November 19 2012

Funny

by XMaverick | November 07 2012

It's really funny to have achievements while coding. I like really this extension, and I install it in every Visual Studio box I have.

by Thiag0coelho | November 06 2012

Need more achievements indeed!
Quite good anyway

by Evangi Studio | November 06 2012

Excellent, but "Show me the cache" doesn't want to work :)

Need more achievements!! :)

by Exe.Cute | November 01 2012

fun stuff

by mjennings80 | October 16 2012

This is so badass, I love it!! I'm glad someone took the time to make this awesome, and I hope there's more to come :-)

by DarkAngel1004 | August 26 2012

That's a nice idea to get some fun into coding.

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  • Loading...
    11 Posts | Last post January 25, 2012
    • When I try to open the Achievements window in Visual Studio it just keeps "Loading".
      It's a Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Premium.
    • I'm having the same problem.
      
      I'm using Visual Studio 2010 Ulitmate.
      
      Are some versions of VS not supported?
    • Same problem with Visual Studio 2010 SP 1 Prof.
      I gave it 10 minutes to "load" without any result...
    • Same problem here. Already tried a restart. With my co-workers, its works fine though, so the version should not be the problem.
    • 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.
    • you right, thanks. solution worked for me too.
      corrected the username in the registry and *biffbafftheboombang* achievments extension is registered...
      
      thanks a lot
    • Captain_Kahl solution worked for me too. Be sure to enter your username (not liveid email like I did first)
    • I can't install
      
      The type initializer for 'VSIXInstaller.SupportedSKUs' threw an exception.
      
    • @gjglass - sounds like maybe you are trying to install on express? That sku isn't supported.
    • Thank you Captain! I was falling way behind in achievements vs. a coworker.
    • I'm getting the loading screen but my username doesn't contain underscores. It's just scavenger.
  • Achievements don't show
    10 Posts | Last post January 24, 2012
    • I'm running VS2010 Ultimate. I've installed the extension just fine, and when I open a new VS window, it shows me getting some achievements (e.g., Extensions Junkie). But the achievements never get logged. If I look in the achievements window, everything is listed as locked. And my online profile never updates.
      
      I'm not getting any errors, just nothing happens. Is there any way to figure out what's happening? I've waited about half an hour, so I don't think it's a timing thing.
      
      Thanks for the extension. It's pretty awesome.
    • I am having the exact same problem!
    • If you are having trouble with your earning achievements, check the registry at; HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\VSAchievements if your username is properly url decoded.
    • Hi Matthijs. I just checked this registry key and it's correct. My user is just root45, so there's not much to decode anyway.
    • So is mine...
      my name has no special chars...
    • I installed this yesterday and received 4 achievements without issue.  Throughout today, I have obtained three more based on the pop-up messages from the extension.  However, they are never truly recorded and do not show in VS2010 or the Channel 9 site.
    • can you start fiddler and analyse the network traffic?
    • I've the same problem.
    • After investigating a little, it seems the requests to your servers are being stopped by our proxy server authentication. Even though Visual Studio uses default proxy settings to make connections, it seems extensions don't by default.
      
      I don't think this is difficult to add in a config file. See for example
      
      http://stackoverflow.com/a/2131963/817630
      
      But I don't know of a way I can enable it. Could you update the extension to use the system default proxy settings? Or recommend changes to allow this?
    • Thanks for reporting the issue with the proxy server. We have logged the issue and are currently investigating.
  • Error with username with underscore
    6 Posts | Last post January 24, 2012
    • My Channel Nine username is Jimmy_Bosse, however when I authorize Acheivements, it attempts to load from niners/Jimmy instead of niners/Jimmy_Bosse.
    • Check the registry at; HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\VSAchievements and fill in your complete username.
    • I filled my username in registry using regedit program. My username is Bad_Wolf, but there was just Bad. But all i can see is "Loading". 
    • I have restarted VS and it start working. huh =)
    • The same problem with underscore.
    • We just released version 1.1 of the Visual Studio Achievements Extension which addresses the issue of users with an underscore in their Channel9 username.  If your username doesn't have an underscore, there is no need to upgrade.
      
      If you installed version 1.0 of the extension and registered with a username that had an underscore, you will need to take the following steps.  
      
      1. Go to Tools --> Extension Manager...
      2. Click Updates and update the Visual Studio Achievements Extension
      3. Restart Visual Studio 
      4. Go to Tools --> Options --> VS Achievements and click the Change User button
      5. Log in and authorize the app
      
      Follow these steps in this exact order and you should be good to go!
      
      
      
  • Version 1.1 Fixes Usernames With Underscores
    1 Posts | Last post January 24, 2012
    • We just released version 1.1 of the Visual Studio Achievements Extension which addresses the issue of users with an underscore in their Channel9 username.  
      
      If your Channel9 username doesn't have an underscore, there is no need to upgrade.
      
      If you installed version 1.0 of the extension and registered with a username that had an underscore, you will need to take the following steps.  
      
      1. Go to Tools --> Extension Manager...
      2. Click Updates and update the Visual Studio Achievements Extension
      3. Restart Visual Studio 
      4. Go to Tools --> Options --> VS Achievements and click the Change User button
      5. Log in and authorize the app
      
      Follow these steps in this exact order and you should be good to go!
      
      
      
  • Localization Guru
    3 Posts | Last post January 24, 2012
    • What does exactly it mean? I have to have 1000 non-english language constructs in my code or 1000 words throughout the code, even in comments?
    • @Skybladev2, if I understand correctly, it means you must have 1000 translated items in resx files. But I think there is a bug with this achievement: I only have a few localized items (about 15) in my solution, and the achievement has been unlocked...
    • Indeed, I do not have such many translated items in resx files, but achievement is unlocked.
  • Getting 'unknown software exception'
    1 Posts | Last post January 24, 2012
    • I am getting an 'unknown software exception' if I click on Tools -> Achievements.
      
      Is there maybe a problem with a proxy? Any ideas what fails?
      
  • Field Master achievement wrongly unlocked
    1 Posts | Last post January 24, 2012
    • The Field Master achievement has been unlocked, but I don't have a class with 100 fields...
  • Can't unlock the "UML God"
    2 Posts | Last post January 23, 2012
    • It's marked as "Started" and the progress is "12 of 10 complete".
    • Looking in Fiddler, the request is follow and response is "200 OK":
      currentNumber=23
      ticket=osdmbQru7Q8BS0AaaCRgknBB9Ai6yd70GA7n6G5lmLiXNKrYkCIjZ/ZepZepeqQUJ6JDuMw/mHJKWRm82P/HBlYlfPkNK7+TU5q2b9riE0XL0mdgyuJolkOhBmbNENuo
      hash=b98e/E/hk8sNAMTxwrmUxrGOJ6c8CEVQtYR/1sPP3PM=
      
      maybe, the currentNumer is too big?
  • Server returns 500 error
    1 Posts | Last post January 23, 2012
    • I've noticed since I 1st installed the extension, I got 3 achievements and then since then none of the achievements have been logged (even though I've earned about 5 of them)
      
      Looking in Fiddler, I can see the server is returning a 500 error, as follows:
      
      <h1>System Error</h1>
      
      <div class="alert">
      	<h2>Wow, that shouldn't have happened</h2>
      	<p>We're sorry. Something has gone terribly wrong.</p>
      	<p>If you would like to let us know about this, please <a href="/ContactUs">Contact Us</a> and let us know what happened.</p>
        <p>Reference: </p>
      </div>
      
      Would be nice to have it working again...
  • Visual Studio Achievements Error
    4 Posts | Last post January 21, 2012
    • Get this error every time:
      
      "Infinite recursion during resource lookup within mscorblib... Resource name: Security_Generic"
      
    • I'm getting the same error, my OS is in Spanish, is yours too?
    • Thanks for reporting. We have logged and are investigating.
    • Juan-> my VS is in english but my SO is in spanish.
      
      I've antother problem, my achievements never update my profile.
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