I would rate this as the best add in ever for the searchable add reference dialog. I would literally spend 3-4 minutes each time the dialog came up waiting for them all to load just so I could sort them to find the one I needed. I love the ability to search and cache the assembly list.
I go one problem with this extension. In the reference tab when I add a reference to a dll in a virtual disk create by SUBST command. Visual Studio always link to the bin folder of the projet with the complete path.
Example: Try to link K:\assembly.dll (K is the virtual drive) click Add and Visual studio add this reference C:\Project\bin\debug\assembly.dll.
Without the extension all is working find.
At the moment when i need to add reference I disable the addon, add the reference and activate it.
I haven't used any of the cool features because enabling this extension hijacks Ctrl-Alt and Alt Gr in certain situations in my locale. On a Belgian Dutch keyboard that means that I can't type the '[' character when used as an indexer.
example: string s = System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.AppSettings
I cant' type the [ right behind the line above, I need to type <enter> and then it works
If the cursor is on a blank line, it works, if the cursor is on a line with code on it, Ctrl-Alt or Alt Gr seems to format the line in some way.
I ended up disabling the extension because I can't find a way to change the shortcuts it uses.
Overall, nice, but it has that "unpolished" look-and-feel. I'm playing with it for 10 minutes and that's what I don't like:
- current line's background color is way too contrast and I can't find a way to change it (there is no "Tools|Options|Fonts & Colors" in my VS2010); - what's the reason for having the "Framework/Extensions" switch in the Add Red Dialog? - three popup menu items for the "Column Guides" feature, are you kidding me? My popup menu is already way too long, it should have been hidden somewhere deep in the main menu, you only use this option once. - ability to turn off individual features appears to be missing.
Is there any chance of fixing System.IO.PathTooLongException ? It is because of my username i suppose. Please let me know.
Install Error : System.IO.PathTooLongException: The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters. at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.BeginInstall(IInstallableExtension installableExtension, Boolean perMachine, AsyncOperation asyncOp) at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.InstallWorker(IInstallableExtension extension, Boolean perMachine, AsyncOperation asyncOp)
Adds some very valuable functionality, BUT VS 2010 Ultimate crashes reproducible when generating unit tests with this addon being activated. I have to deactivate it, restart, generate tests, activate it and restart. Tedious.
Different features of this extensions are very useful, but there are some problems, so I can not use it.
Main problem - it's a bug with 'add reference' dialog. I downloaded latest TagLib# (http://download.banshee.fm/taglib-sharp/126.96.36.199/taglib-sharp-188.8.131.52-windows.zip) and I was trying to reference it in the my project. But I can only see message about some COM error (with strange old HRESULT_E_FAIL). Also I can not disable this 'add reference' dialog, so I have disabled all extension :(
At the start of installing Visual Studio 2010 Pro Tower Tools the dialog Visual Studio Extension Installer popped up telling me "This extension contains a digital signature with an invalid certificate". What's the problem?
There really need to be options to enable/disable each feature of this extension. I find some of the features in this extension to be incredibly useful, while others are annoying, unwanted, or conflict with other extensions.
Also, the Tab Well features should probably be a completely separate extension, since it is a fairly feature-rich and isolated set of functionality.
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) End Function Ok you can see to 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..
What do the red and blue dots on the scroll bar mean, or is that a bug?
Find and replace seems a bit random, sometimes the standard Visual Studio dialog appears instead. I actually prefer the standard one as it keeps a history of previous operations.
The very useful keyboard shortcuts don't work anymore (for instance Ctrl+R,R for renaming). Probably, because I tried others tools as well that mixed up the shortcuts. How can I repair them?
I already tried uninstalling and installing de power tools but that doesn't work.
My VS2012 is seemingly randomly crashing a few times each day whilst editing code. It spits out the .NET Runtime error below in the event viewer. I soon discovered that the ColorizedSignatureHelp class is from the ColorizedSignatureHelp.dll from this Extension, so there's a nasty bug in there.
Anyone know of any workarounds for this one as the crashes are driving me nuts?
Framework Version: v4.0.30319
Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
Exception Info: System.AccessViolationException
at Microsoft.VisualBasic.Interop.NativeMethods.AsBoolean(IntPtr, Microsoft.VisualBasic.Interop.ProjectFieldId)
at Microsoft.VisualBasic.SourceFile.ResolveType(System.String, Int32)
at ColorizedSignatureHelp.Binders.VBClassificationTypeBinder.GetClassificationTypeName(System.Collections.ObjectModel.ReadOnlyCollection`1<ColorizedSignatureHelp.Scanners.ScannerToken>, Int32)
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Tagging.Implementation.TagAggregator`1+<GetTagsForBuffer>d__16[[System.__Canon, mscorlib, Version=184.108.40.206, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089]].MoveNext()
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Tagging.Implementation.TagAggregator`1+<InternalGetTags>d__20[[System.__Canon, mscorlib, Version=220.127.116.11, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089]].MoveNext()
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Tagging.Implementation.TagAggregator`1+<GetTags>d__2[[System.__Canon, mscorlib, Version=18.104.22.168, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089]].MoveNext()
Productivity Power Tools is a great addition to VS2010. My only complaint is the mixed tabs and spaces warning never goes away even when I change the settings in the options and click the "Don't show again" button. Is there any way to keep these warnings from popping up? I don't want to fix mixed tabs and I'm getting tired of clicking the "Don't show again" button over and over again.
If the cursor is in the Quick Find tool window (arrow keys can move the cursor left-right), and use CTRL+V to paste, the paste actually mangles code in the Editor, it does not paste in the Quick Find window
The settings from this extension are *not* included in the regular export and import wizard, like it would supposed to be. Other extensions can do it as well. This one can do everything but not that. Copying the registry branch HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DialogPage may contain some of the information, but at least not the most important: Which features of this all-in-one extension are enabled or disabled. Where is that setting stored, so I can at least copy it myself?
I consistently get an exception on the first mouse-over (even with all tools disabled):
<source>Editor or Editor Extension</source>
<description>System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.CSharp.Services.Language, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
File name: 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.CSharp.Services.Language, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Labs.TextViewCreationListener.TextViewSinkManager.TextViewSink.textView_MouseHover(Object sender, MouseHoverEventArgs e)
WRN: Assembly binding logging is turned OFF.
To enable assembly bind failure logging, set the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog] (DWORD) to 1.
Note: There is some performance penalty associated with assembly bind failure logging.
To turn this feature off, remove the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog].
I am on Win-8-64. Any ideas?
Please improve the performance of the solution navigator. It's too slow to use with large solutions (in my case, 40 projects). The scrolling is so slow that I often use the solution explorer in addition to the navigator, because it's much faster.
I have a fast machine (Intel Core i7 2600k, 16 GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6950 with 2 GB, OCZ Vertex 3), but it's way too slow to completely replace the solution explorer.
Great extension; very handy.
It would be even better if there were TWO color selectors for Find Results in the Enhanced Scroll Bar options:
-Find results color in the scroll bar
-Find results color in the editor
One the most useful aspects of RockScroll/MetalScroll was the ability to see all instances of a given string in a file at a glance. The existing Caret location highlighting (in scroll bar + editor) is a step in the right direction, but having the same options for Find results would be even better.