The tool is very good but after installing Productivity Power Tools was not possible to navigate within the expression editor in the file .rdlc (Report) using the arrow keys. This impaired enough. This can be changed now or is an error that needs correcting?
This is just EXCELLENT add-on tool. It helps me to do exactly what I need in my development. I just started to use it and I'm charmed, we will see what is going to happen after some time as I had experienced some issues with add-ons regarding the cached data and slowness after certain time of use. For now this is exactly what I needed and I hope it will stay stable and fast as it was the first time I opened the feature. Keep up the excellent work and Thanks a bunch!!!!
OpenXML editor is suppose to open a document, excel spreadsheet... (if you drag them into VS) in the various XML parts. However, EVERYTIME I try this it opens EXCEL or WORD.... WHAT needs to be turned ON to make it open the XML Parts? Yes, Productivity Power tools have been installed (and uninstalled and reinstalled) many times. VS has been closed and reopened many times. WHY WILL THIS NOT WORK?
This plugin seems to access all the database connections in the server explorer, i noticed this as one of the connections was not using windows authentication and i had not saved the password. so each time i righclicked a project and selected propeties the connection dialog appeared on a databse that is not related to that project or any in the solution. I not sure why this plugin might need to access all my databases, but as a precaution i will not be using this plugin as it makes me nervious.
I have found a workaround for the vertical tab feature in this extension, for use in VS 2012.
I was able to come close to getting what I want by doing the following:
) In the Solution Explorer, right-click on your project and find the "New Solution Explorer View" menu item. This creates a new and separate Solution Explorer.
) Dock the new Solution Explorer on the left.
) At the top of the new explorer, find the icon next to the "Home" (house-shaped) icon, which looks like a document icon and has a dropdown associated with it. Click on that dropdown, and select "Open Files Filter". This will restrict this particular Solution Explorer to only show open files.
This keeps your projects and open files in alphabetical order, on the left, for easy reference and access. You can use the original Solution Explorer like you always did. Until this extension is updated, this seems to be working for me.
I have the most current version of this product. I cannot get a find\replace regex like:
Replace: \1 \1 \1
To work while this extension is enabled. This is a recent development. If I disable the extension, it will work as expected. Any ideas what is happening?
1. Go here :
2. sign in (oh bother)
3. and upVote the bug report to make sure VS2012 gets an update on this extension...
I use word wrapping but the highlight current line feature only highlights the initial line -- I would like to see it highlight all of the line including any word wrapped lines. I.e., it should highlight until it founds a hard return.
Or is there a way to do this?
I just installed this on a new machine. So far I've never had any problems with it on any pc, but now VS crashes as soon as I exit. If I disable PPT, then it doesn't crash anymore. Does anyone have any idea how to fix it?
The following is logged to the EventViewer.
Framework Version: v4.0.30319
Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
Exception Info: System.Runtime.InteropServices.InvalidComObjectException
at System.StubHelpers.StubHelpers.GetCOMIPFromRCW(System.Object, IntPtr, Boolean ByRef)
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.IVsUIObject.get_Data(System.Object ByRef)
Sometimes it is handy to turn on "Track active item in Solution Explorer" in Tools | Options. Most of the time, however, it's a pain in the ass. A really nice addition to Power Tools would be to add a command from the document tab to find the document in Solution Navigator. That way you could leave the "track active item..." feature off, but still sync when you need to. Thanks.
The tool tip on objects is nice and has lots of neat features, but it's missing some of the functionality I relied on from the old tool tip. Specifically, when I hover over a method or constructor, I want to see its full definition and the text that says what it does. I can still do this if I remove focus from VS and then hover over the item, but I don't quite like having to do that. Is there a way to either restore the old tool tip or also see that information in the new one? Also, in the new one, the methods are listed, but only the types of the parameters are there, not their name, which would be very helpful.
I haven't been able to get align assignments to work in vs 2010 c++. It does however work for my coworkers. I wouldnt think the c# note would apply for c++ but i have also tried that as well. Any ideas?
Power Tools is a great Extension, But I Have a problem with it's current line color.
I have changed my visual studio theme and after that I installed Pro Power Tools , and I changed Current Line Color in font and Colors in Option Window.
It works fine until next Visual Studio Start up, after closing and reopening visual studio , current line color resets to default power tools color !!!
can anyone help me ?
I had the same problem with this extension. Unfortunately, there's been no update on this for a while (and won't likely be one as VS2012 is out). The "fix" is simply to go to Tools->Options... and then click on Fonts and Colors. Then simply click OK. Then the color you chose for Current Line Color will be applied. It's just not sticky between sessions (like, 95% of the time). Quite annoying, but not the end of the world.
On the other hand, a lot of the "add-ons" found in this extension are not available natively in 2012, unfortunately. But, current line highlighting is, and I dare say the VS2012 implementation is better than the PowerTools implementation and does not suffer from this problem.