It is stable and convinient (just try uninstalling it and see how you do...) I had my system rebuilt and didn't have this loaded on new system I missed it and had to reload immediately.
Would like to see the Find/Replace plug in worked on a bit more. I like the fact that CTL F brings up the find, but I don't care to have to click the icon to get the Replace textbox to show up. Perhaps some better icons would be a bit nicer...
Other than that it's a great tool, thanks for making it FREE!
In general I find the productivity power tools very usefull. But there is one thing I find really annoying. When you copy a text on one page, switch to another, click the search box and try to copy the text in the search box in the corner of the page, your text often ends up somewhere else inside the page and not in the search box.
I can only recommend enabling/installing this extension for smaller solutions due to performance issues. If I have fewer than 10 projects the extension runs fairly well. I can’t say the same for a solution on a larger scale, say 30+ projects. Visual studio is basically unusable at that point which is a shame since I really miss the Solution Navigator and the Window Tabbing. Oh how I miss the tabbing! I have Resharper which does most everything I want, but… I’d love to see the tabbing available in a separate package.
What's the proper way to request a feature, if anyone knows?
This is related to tabs.
Often, I have to pause the work/research related to a defect/change (where I happen to have opened a bunch of files/tabs, some of them pinned), to work on another, unrelated change (which also relates to a bunch of files).
It would be awesome if I could save the tab state somewhere to be recalled later.
Yes, VS keeps track of opened files per solution, but this doesn't help me not to mix tabs of unrelated changes, or keep track of opened files manually (e.g. by grabbing a screen-shot of tabs). I use vertical tab mode. This is quite a large project, and I often have 15+ files opened while looking for where changes need to be made.
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.
The Solution Navigator looks great, but it's really painful that mouse wheel scrolling is badly broken. I have to click an item in the list every time before the wheel will scroll anywhere. After clicking an expander button, I first need to click an item again! Even if it's still selected.
I understand (but do not respect) that Microsoft sees the mouse wheel like a key mounted on the keyboard, following the keyboard focus instead of the mouse cursor, but this is even worse!
If anybody is still working on this tool, please consider fixing this completely. The mouse wheel is supposed to scroll anything that's currently under the mouse cursor, focused or not. Every single web browser - including Internet Explorer - can do that.