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.
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.
Upon opening the enhanced Add Reference dialog this extension provides, I get this error, crashing VS 2010.
Exception Type: System.Security.SecurityException
Exception Message: Access to requested registry is not allowed.
Complete visual studio error details at http://pastebin.com/3s4W6JBK
It looks like it is trying to access some registry key. Running as Administrator solves the problem. Unfortunately here we are not allowed to run software as Administrator, and we do not have Administrator passwords. Why does the extension needs access to an Administrator-only registry key?
When debugging, Visual Studio opens many documents which are left open after debugging. In my use case, debugging is the primary cause of tabs clutter. It would be interesting if there was an option to close tabs automatically opened by the debugger after debugging ends.
I like the vertical tabs.
my suggestion for improvement
1. display only the filename portion of the file within the tabs. Currently it is showing the beginning of the full path , truncated , followed by the last few characters of the filename. it is simply unreadable.
2. when CTRL+TABBING through my files, do not show me the default ctrl+tab modal window. it is listing the files in a different order causing me to reorient my view of the files in my head. also because the vertical tabs alone are sufficient for the user experience.
I'm trying to figure out where these settings are stored. I recently moved to a new instance of visual studio and I've lost all of my Power Tools regex coloring settings. They are clearly not part of the normal VS2010 settings file, as I exported and imported this already. Any help would be great!
I have finally found them. I had to use ProcMon.exe in the end to find it!!!
The settings can be found in the registry: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DialogPage
They don't seem to be separated by plugin so you'll have to sort out which bits you need but it's better than nothing.
I have searched for this for months (not constantly of course)!
I don't know why these settings aren't exported with Visual Studio's own settings. It's very annoying.
Installing update of Productivity Power Tools in VS2010Pro fails, because certificate is expired! So VSIXInstaller doesn't install update. Is there any updated version with a valid certificate available ?
Actually there is a bug in Visual Studio. The easy solution is to uninstall the extension and reinstall it. There is also a hotfix available.
More info here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/lv/vsx/thread/fc5b00aa-4acd-497c-85f7-693b9aa4ab04
I am finding that after editing for a while, with files both pinned and unpinned, that switching to one of the unpinned documents will fail to render (i.e. the text editor is blank except for occasionaly I will see the outlining marks). To correct temporarly, I can pin the file and continue to work; to be able to correct while it is unpinned, a restart of VS2010 is required.
During troubleshooting of this problem, ProcExp shows that the memory usage of VS has risen ~200MB, and Devexe is pulling all of one core of the system ( about 25% CPU as I have 4 cores ). Looking at the process information threads, I can see the following:
devexe.exe is getting most of the time, and these 5 threads are always the top:
As soon as I pin the file, VS CPU usage drops well below 1%.
I get this behavior as well. First noticed it while working on a VM via RDP 2 months ago, so I thought it had something to do with that. But now I also get it on my main work PC, which is really annoying. I've tried to disable everything but the Tab Well (including other extensions) but that didn't help.