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.
Please can we have an option to have CTRL-CLICK use a different key?
I would personaly like ALT-CLICK. As others have pointed out, CTRL-CLICK can get in the way of other operations like copy/paste and when I press CTRL-S to save I don't want the code under my cursor flashing blue!
If one adds references by double clicking, then wanting to close the window by habit we hit the left most button at bottom of dialog, which is usually an OK type button, here it is the Add button, this creates problems.
- running in higher DPI modes, the dialog has some slight issues rendering scroll bars in the leftmost column.
-Make ctrl-F focus to search bar!!!
Great job otherwise!
Can you please try to call this function:
Public Function SP(ByVal p1 As Guid, ByVal p2 As Guid, ByVal p3 As Guid, ByVal p4 As Guid, ByVal p5 As Guid, ByVal p6 As Guid, ByVal p7 As Guid, ByVal p8 As Guid, ByVal p9 As Guid, ByVal p10 As Guid, ByVal p11 As Guid, ByVal p12 As Guid, ByVal p13 As Guid, ByVal p14 As Guid, ByVal p15 As Guid, ByVal p16 As Guid, ByVal p17 As Guid, ByVal p18 As Guid, ByVal p19 As Guid, ByVal p20 As Guid, ByVal p21 As Guid, ByVal p22 As Guid, ByVal p23 As Guid, ByVal p24 As Guid, ByVal p25 As Guid, ByVal p26 As Guid, ByVal p27 As Guid, ByVal p28 As Guid, ByVal p29 As Guid, ByVal p30 As Guid, ByVal p31 As Guid, ByVal p32 As Guid, ByVal p33 As Guid, ByVal p34 As Guid, ByVal p35 As Guid, ByVal p36 As Guid, ByVal p37 As Guid, ByVal p38 As Guid, ByVal p39 As Guid, ByVal p40 As Guid, ByVal p41 As Guid, ByVal p42 As Guid, ByVal p43 As Guid, ByVal p44 As Guid, ByVal p45 As Guid, ByVal p46 As Guid, ByVal p47 As Guid, ByVal p48 As Guid)
Ok you can see two problems:
1- Pressing left and right Arrow kb buttons is too slow!
2- You cannot see all function parameters, this problem in vs2010, and not in vs2008!!
Thanks! Before I tested a paste into Notepad expecting to see HTML. I guess there is some Windows magic behind the scenes I was not aware of. Looking forward to the customization you mention in the blog. My code colors are all geared for a dark background, so I'd add some HTML to give it a dark background on the paste.
Indeed there is. In Windows the Copy/Paste buffer normally contains multiple versions of what you copied. (Most applications seem to offer a combination of plain text, rich text, and image-only.) When you paste, the target application decides which version it wants based on its capabilities.
I would like to turn off the current line highlighting, syntax highlighting in parameter help and retain the default tabs, while turning the rest of the features on. How do I do that?
If the current release does not support turning on features selectively, please consider releasing an update that does so, as soon as possible
> turn off the current line highlighting
Look for "Current Line (extension)" in the "Fonts and Colors" menu. Change the value to "Automatic" to turn it off.
> retain the default tabs
Choose the "Visual Studio 2010" preset on the "Document Tab Well" menu.
To disable features that don't work properly or that you don't like, open C:\Users\<%Your Name%>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\Extensions\Microsoft\Visual Studio 2010 Pro Power Tools\10.0.10608.1630\extension.vsixmanifest, find <Content> section and comment out the components you want to disable.
This also works with other extensions.
It's the most logical thing in the world really, and it's beyond silly that MS hasn't added it by default when they added the horizontal split view in VS 2010. (heck, even eclipse can do it)
It's the best use of available visual space, since you align most text/code to the left side of the screen.
But, since microsoft has been unforthcoming in this, perhaps it'd be possible to add this to the power tools?
It's already possible in the html view, but for some reason microsoft didn't think it'd be useful to add into the regular code view. Indeed, I'm talking about the vertical split view.
And, if we're really going crazy, then imo it should be possible to do both splits at the same time, and as many times as you like in sub-splits.
I have a dark theme on Visual Studio and the default background colors for the colorized parameter help makes it unreadable. I know I can change the color via Tools->Options->Environment->Fonts and Colors->Signature Help Tooltip Background. But there is a problem: the next time I start Visual Studio, the custom color is not applied. I must go to the options menu, select the Font and Colors tab, then press Ok. It is really annoying.
I think that there should be a way to disable the colorized parameter help feature as well.