Awesome extension. I have small problem with go to definition: Here are following steps which should not trigger go to definition yet they do:
User presses mouse left button and drags mouse cursor to select text. Before user releases left mouse button, he presses ctrl key (in i.e. CTRL+C copy operation). User releases left mouse button while still holding ctrl+C. Power tools try to go to definition (which should not happen).
My suggestion: Only go to definition if mouse button was pressed while holding ctrl (not released).
Would be a great addition if it didn't keep changing my colors I have set for the editor. I always have to go in and reset my settings using the "Import and Export Settings Wizard". Also, I have my windows defaulted to floating when I open any file. It appears that the paint call isn't working correctly until I resize the window of that file. Otherwise, I'm left with the old style of the minimize/max/exit buttons you would see in Windows 98. And there are many dots that show up around the edges. Another issue is I hate that every time I start or stop an application from running, every window I have opened gets closed and reopened again. Is it really necessary to do that? These are the few rants and pet peeves I have with this tool. Otherwise, it would be awesome! Oh, one more thing, I have to double-click the "X" to close the window when it should be a single-click.
I cant install this on my machine. I get an error: This extension is not installable on any currently installed products. There is no info I can find on this issue. The Q&A section of this site is unhelpful and has poor functionality. Why is there no info on system requirements and installation? BTW I have Administrator rights. I am running VS as Administrator.
Trying to use Quick Access to open a specific page in the options dialog (e.g. Fonts and Colors) has no effect when the option is selected with the Enter key (other than closing the QA window) and causes the IDE to crash if you click on the item. Seems to work for other things like menu items.
Thanks for the great extension.
I'm able to type in "fonts" (Environment->Fonts and Colors) is highlighted and press Enter and it takes me directly to the options page. Can you send a mail to westonh AT microsoft.com and I'll give you instructions to upload a crash dump so we can further debug the issue?
Love the ctrl-click feature but would love to choose a different key. Just typing in the editor and hitting the ctrl-key will of course highlight text based on where the mouse is, which is distracting, but a bigger issue for me is that I frequently ctrl-clicked to grab the whole word.
I just found another problem with Solution Navigator window. While it is open at the right hand side, if you move to full screen mode of VS2010, the window remains at the right side. It never hides like other window like Solution Explorer, Property Window etc.
Hope you will fix it in the next release.
First of all I want to admit it is an awesome extension, fully 10/10. But while using it along with resharper 5.1 I am facing some compatibility issue. Things like Solution Navigator tooltip and resharper tooltip; both are coming at same place while hovering over the code and resharper is overriding the solution navigator. Can you guys please do something so that I can use both the features without problem. Honestly I can't give up resharper, but I want to use this extension also as well. I am eagerly waiting for a solution.
Thanks again for this awesome extension.
The sorting of projects in the Solution Navigator seems broken. I have a solution with 21 projects, separated among 3 solution folders. The order in which the projects are listed in the Solution Navigator does not match the order of the Solution Explorer (which is alphabetical). The solution folders themselves appear in the correct alphabetical order.
In fact, I have re-opened my solution and the order of projects has /changed/, which is even worse than incorrect-but-stable sorting.
Sorry about this problem! In the current version, contents of Solution Folders aren't being sorted correctly, and are displayed in the order the solution returns them in (which may be arbitrary). We will get this fixed for the next release.
I found a bug in Solution Navigator (Productivity Power Tools)(10.0.10710.22)
When press Collapse All button (second in top of Solution Navigator window)
filter "Open" for solution work incorrect, it display full project
structure but must be empty.
I've just updated to the new version, and love the changes. However, I've had to disable automatic brace completion because it appears to screw with intellisense.
For an example, if you have a function which takes an enum as an argument, the normal behaviour is to open the intellisense window and navigate to the enum, so you can just type . followed by the enum member name. However, with automatic brace completion enabled, the intellisense window is opened, but remains at the top of the list. I suspect this has something to do with the extension moving the cursor in order to add the closing brackets.
Are you using WindowsXP? If so there is a known issue with the Productivity Power Tools having too long of a name when you take into account the contents of the zip file. We've shortened the names so you should be able to install now. There is also a workaround mentionned below to rename the .vsix to .zip and install it to the correct location under AppData.
After install the Update this morning, Power Tools ignore the colour settings:
Can anyone help me??
1 to this. I'm greatly annoyed by the fact it didn't keep the tab colors as always. Now it's with an awful blue with yellow gradient which I dislike a lot. Why couldn't it be left as it was, and add an option to change it? now not even registry settings work :/...
:( this makes me want to give a -1 :(
The changes made to the default tab color for the selected tab made me have to change this registry key. Sorry about that. I will be updating the blog post soon with this change. In the meantime, please try running the command below. It will have the same effect as the old registry key, using default VS colors for the selected tab:
reg add HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DialogPage\Microsoft.DocWellBehavior.ColorGeneralOptions /v SelectedOption /t REG_SZ /d VS /f
When using this extension it breaks the WinForms designer in the following scenario:
- I got a solution with two projects: Utilities and Application
- Application has a reference to the solution-local project Utilities
- In Application I have a UserControl which uses classes from Utilities
- In Application I have a Form which uses the locally defined UserControl
Now if I try to open this Form in the WinForms designer the UserControl throws an exception failing to load the Utilities assembly. If I disable the extension I can open the designer without problems.
Not related but I didn't feel like making a new entry for this:
If I close the AddRefereceDialog while it is still building the global assembly list there is a non-fatal NullReferenceException. I'm referred to a log which says:
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Microsoft.VSProjectPlus.AddReferenceDialog.AddReferenceDialogView_Closed(Object sender, EventArgs e)
plus a lot more stack probably not relevant