It would have made me MUCH more productive if it had said on this site that the tools are ONLY supported by VS2013 *professional* and above.
I've no problem with upgrading to the Pro edition *BUT* right now VS2013 is so SLOOOOOOOW to start any debugging session (and there are DOZENS of different reasons for this, I've yet to find the one(s) that apply in my case) and I'm reluctant to shell out for the Pro version until I'm satisfied it's actually useable. I was hoping the productivity tools would help me pinpoint the issue. As it is I've wasted so much time trying to work out how to install them - and discovering they're knackered - that by now I could have actually started a debug session! :-(
Beats me why Microsoft blow trumpets about how great VS is, then feels the need to release a "productivity" pack (for free) which doesn't actually work with all versions.
It was actually a missing piece of Visual Studio: why not embedding by default? Very nice the structure visualizer, although I'd use less opaque colors for the outlines (either a pastel-shade, or a 50% opacity). I'd also provide some kind of highlight for the structure popup: maybe a drop shadow? Excellent idea on squeezing the less-important rows! Also very noticeable are the error tracking, and the scrollbar markers.
The point which disappointed me was actually on the print capabilities. I found this package right because I wanted to print a section of a module, without the tedious copy+paste on Wordpad, which preserves the formats very well. Why not providing a preview, such as IE offers? In order to avoid to waste paper, I'd find very useful the ability to inspect what are the useful pages, and/or adjust some parameter.
Anyway, the product deserves a five-star rating without any doubt! Thanks, and go further!
Some tools are very useful and handy, others less so, but overall it's a great collection.
* Double-click maximizing does not preserve collapsed state and causes tab reordering when a window is collapsed after being restored. * There are a lot of options for customizing document tabs, but still no option for multiple horizontal rows. It's compact (unlike vertical tabs), it displays all documents (unlike horizontal tabs) and it's a basic functionality of a tab control. * Code structure in the margin is a good idea, but with no options to customize display, even colors, it's useless. In a big file with many classes and methods, it's hard to distinguish thin class lines and wide method arcs become thin as well. Just open Dictionary<,>'s source file and you'll see. * Code structure previews waste space on attributes making class names invisible. Again, open Dictionary<,>'s source file. * Default colors for projects look weird in VS light theme. I don't get why they are dark.
Good for removing & sorting using statements across project or entire solution. Also provides a good mechanism for opening a command shell at the project directory, but doesn't provide the same for PowerShell
It is great extension with lot of features and commands, but still I find it lacking because it does not have the following feature. I cannot find any extension which does that, but the team who developed this could definitely do it.
Whenever I open a new file from solution explorer, it puts that file as the first tab in document well. But as I keep opening files, they just go into overflow list. But what I am looking is that whenever I open a file from solution explorer, even if it is already in document well (or overflow list), it should put that file as the first tab. This way I always have my most recent files at first so that I can easily switch. The existing sortings are always by project or alphabetical, but most of the times, the files you want to use may not be in that order. Thanks.
I'd like to request a new feature; though the scrolling in the document well (tabs) is nice, you have to click on the left/right arrows to do it, which can be a bit slow. How about allowing the document well tabs to scroll by hovering your mouse over the document well and moving the mouse scrollwheel?
I have installed the latest version of PPT 2013 (in VS 2013 update3), but after a while the Align Assignments doesn't work anymore. I get no menu entry in context menu and the shortcut doesn't work too. This extension has worked successfully in the past (shortly after install)and I don't know what happened. This behavior is independent from the options settings in C# -> disable: Tools->Options->Text Editor->C#->Formatting->Spacing->"Ignore spaces in declaration statements".
Any help for me to get back this funtionality ?
first I was glad about "Peek Help", but it was too often, that a previous help topic was shown or only the "how to use the editor" help page, that I stopped using it.
A chance for a fix?
in VS2010 I used to pin non-document windows, like the "Output" or my "Entrian Source Search", or our simple "Changes.txt" file.
Even since the update in May 2014, pinning of windows is still not persistent. :(
Any chance to get an update fixing this, restoring the VS2010 behavior?
Hi, often I use the Pending Changes Filter in Solution Explorer. I was wondering that files which are checked out are not visible in the filtered view. If I turn off the extension "Solution Error Visualizer" the filtered view shows all checked out files correctly. Strangely this does not apply to all projects of a solution. In my case the checked out files of a Web Project were not visible.
Any ideas? Thanks.
I love the remove & sort functionality on save, but it kinda sucks when I'm saving the document I'm working on, knowing it won't compile (as I change a function signature, I have to go hunt down the places using it). It'd be nice if this functionality either:
a) Didn't try to sort/remove if it knows the build is broken
b) Only did it after a successful build.
Any chance that's easily attainable?
Hi. When working on a project that consist of several source files, it would be really handy if I could group certain opened files in the document well. The color coding is just enough. I would like to be able to for example group GUI related documents in one group, parser related into another and so on.
I suggest you make it possible to arrange pinned documents to different rows. I think this would greatly improve productivity, which is what this extension is all about!
This is an old problem I already had in VS 2010, and which hasn't been solved yet it seems.
The [ key is reassigned to the align assignment function.
I wouldn't assign anything on a key that might be useful when typing C#/C++ code, the open bracket is used for arrays which are part of those languages.
I'm using pretty well the stock settings for most things, and when I save (generally using [ctrl]+[s] or my personally mapped [ctrl]+[shift]+[s] (save all)) it won't always remove the dirty indicator on the file.
It seems particularly fond of leaving the currently open document "dirty" when "Save-All"ing, but it goes either way.
Right now I tend to hit save until it does go away, just to be safe, but it would be nice to not have to.
I love this extension, though; I've used it in every install of every version of VS I've ever used.