Quick Add Reference

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Add missing assembly references right from the code editor

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7/15/2013
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by Sinae | November 20 2013

doesn't work in 2013

by Robert Sundstrom | April 30 2012

by IAManushin | November 14 2011

by SkipIsHere | November 01 2011

A great extension, it's one of the many I can't live without, now if only Microsoft would add this in as a core feature of VS....

by GCATNM | August 22 2011

Very cool! This is something I think you actually don't need all that often, but everytime you do, you ask yourself "Why the hell doesn't VS offer me to add that reference when it has already figured out which one I need ?!"

by Muse Extensions | July 20 2011

Fantastic extension

by Robert MacLean | March 24 2011

by Ace.Ventura | February 28 2011

Very useful extension 5 stars, but the UPDATE POPUP is really annoying (-3 stars), once time, I couldn't close it and had to kill VS process.

by J. Lucas | December 12 2010

by Daniel Schaffer | November 01 2010

Excellent plugin, but I just got bombarded by a barrage of VS popups to update this plugin, which basically made my instance of VS unusable. I had to shut it down using task manager. NOT COOL.

by AndyMauer | October 17 2010

by Brooke Hamilton - MSFT | October 15 2010

This just saved me a few frustrating minutes. Thanks!

by Clarius Consulting | October 08 2010

Guys, please let's use the "Q and A" section to post your support questions, so we can follow up, etc.

@Jontatas: it will be very weird that Quick Add Ref is causing this as it is just an editor extension although I don't know what the Oracle extensions are about. Are the public and available to download so we can try to repro? URL to the version you're using?

@guaike: sorry we haven't done any testing on non-english VS. are you getting an error? any stackcall you can share? or it just doesn't work? you can reach us with more info at wovs@clariusconsulting.net

by guaike | October 08 2010

It does't wrok for me,
My VS2010 is Chinese Version.

by Jontatas | October 07 2010

It's not working for me. When VS 2010 loads it gives an error saying:
The 'Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio .Net' package did not load correctly.

The problem may have been caused bu a configuration change or by the installation of another extension.

So I guess it's a no-go to use this if one want's to use the Oracle dev tools.

/J

by to-rparker | October 07 2010

by sudheerkovalam | October 07 2010

Amazing... Very very useful Addin.
This should have been in VS by default!

by spano | October 06 2010

by Will Sullivan | October 06 2010

So simple, so brilliant.

by Scott Dorman | October 06 2010

Definately a "must have".

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  • uninstalling DevStore Extension
    2 Posts | Last post July 13, 2013
    • how do i uninstall DevStore ?
      it is causing an exception when loading ...
      
    • one more thing, it does not appear on the list of installed extensions but appears on the tools menu and in extension browser.
  • Default Browser Switcher
    2 Posts | Last post June 26, 2013
    • I know this is not the correct place, but the page for Default Browser Switcher appears to have gone: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/bb424812-f742-41ef-974a-cdac607df921
      
      It is listed if you search for "Clarius Consulting" but just get an error when going to Default Browser Switcher http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/site/search?query=Clarius%20Consulting&f%5B0%5D.Value=Clarius%20Consulting&f%5B0%5D.Type=SearchText&ac=4
      
      
      Visual Studio tells me there is an update from 0.9.12 to 0.9.13 but I get a new error:
      Invalid entry to install/download
      Parameter name: entry
      
      
      It also doesn's show up if I search in Extension Manager, so if I uninstall I won't be able to re-install.
      
      What to do now?
      Thanks,
      Mike
    • Hi Mike,
      
      Unfortunately the DBS extension has been down in the VS Gallery since one week now. We have contacted the team responsible for the VS Gallery @ Microsoft and they are working on fixing this. We don't have an ETA but we are hoping they fix this soon.
      
      Do you have an account created at DevStore.com? If so, send me your alias (to vga AT devstore.com) and I'll get you access for free to the paid bits of DBS which you will be able to download without issues from there.
      
      Thanks
      
  • Can't update
    3 Posts | Last post June 25, 2013
    • Hi,
      
      Don't know what's goimg wrong with the recent updates to your apps but now I cannot update 1.0.8:
      
      "Digital Signature Mismatch
      The installed version of 'Quick Add Reference' is signed, but the
      update version has an invalid signature. Therefore, Extension
      Manager cannot install the update.
      
      If you trust the update, try the installation again after you uninstall
      the installed version.
      
      View the signature on the installed version"
      
      Is this due to the new dependancy on the DevStore extension that installed itself?  I have to have DevStore disabled due to a problem with that.
    • Hi Mike,
      
      Thanks for reporting this. We have researched this and found it to be a bug in VS 2010 which basically doesn't recognize an updated codesign certificate (we just had to renew our codesign certificate a few days ago) and assumes it is a different certificate which stops the installation process.
      
      Our latest bits are signed with the new certificate, and the previous version was signed with the old certificate. Although both are from us and both are valid, VS doesn't recognize this.
      
      Our recommendation is that you uninstall DevStore + Quick Add Reference, and then install Quick Add Reference. This way you are making a "clean" installation and VS buggy code about renewed certificates doesn't run.
      
      If you follow this you should be able to upgrade to the latest bits.
      
      Please give it a try.
      
      Thanks
      
      
    • Hi, the uninstall & re-install worked, thanks.
      
  • Certificate error when upgrading to version 1.0.9 or later
    1 Posts | Last post June 20, 2013
    • We have confirmed with Microsoft this is caused by a Visual Studio 2010 bug which also affected some time ago the upgrading of the NuGet Package Manager extension.
      
      There is a bugfix which -per our testing- sometimes may work and some others just doesn't work:
      
      http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=38654
      
      Our recommendation to avoid hitting this bug is the following:
      
      1) Use Extension Manager to uninstall your current version of "DevStore" extension
      2) Use Extension Manager to uninstall your current version of "Quick Add Reference" extension
      3) Install version 1.0.9 of "Quick Add Reference" extension
      
      This uninstall-install approach will avoid the buggy check that VS performs on renewed codesign certificates and you will avoid the error.
      
      Note this WILL NOT be necessary to be performed each time there is an upgrade. It is just necessary for upgrading from any version <= 1.0.8 to 1.0.9 or later.
  • v1.0.7 Exceptions
    3 Posts | Last post June 05, 2013
    • I just installed the v1.0.7 update and now get errors loading VS 2010 and cannot open the Extension manager.
      
      Logging VS shows this line:
      "Could not load type 'System.Runtime.CompilerServices.ExtensionAttribute'" and
      "Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\Extensions\Clarius Consulting\DevStore\1.0.4\Clarius.DevStore.Client.Components.dll"
      
      Trying to load the extension manager gives this error.
      "The "ShellPackage" didn't load correctly."
      
      The composition produced a single composition error.
      1) Unspecified error (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80004005 (E_FAIL))
      Resulting in: An exception occurred while trying to create an instance of type 'Clarius.DevStore.Client.Components.MarketDialogProvider'.
      
      Resulting in: Cannot activate part 'Clarius.DevStore.Client.Components.MarketDialogProvider'.
      
      Element: Clarius.DevStore.Client.Components.MarketDialogProvider -->  Clarius.DevStore.Client.Components.MarketDialogProvider -->  AssemblyCatalog (Assembly="Clarius.DevStore.Client.Components, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=5c89e88fadb9560e")
      
      Resulting in: Cannot get export 'Clarius.DevStore.Client.Components.MarketDialogProvider (ContractName="Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.IVsExtensionManagerDialogProvider")' from part 'Clarius.DevStore.Client.Components.MarketDialogProvider'.
      
      Element: Clarius.DevStore.Client.Components.MarketDialogProvider (ContractName="Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.IVsExtensionManagerDialogProvider") -->  Clarius.DevStore.Client.Components.MarketDialogProvider -->  AssemblyCatalog (Assembly="Clarius.DevStore.Client.Components, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=5c89e88fadb9560e")
      
      How do I manually uninstall this update and/or product?
    • Sorry to hear this. This looks like an issue with the DevStore bits and not really the Quick Add Reference. In order to delete the DevStore bits please browse to C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\Extensions where extensions are stored. There should be a "Clarius Consulting" folder with one subfolder for each extension. Please find the one corresponding to DevStore and just delete its folder.
    • That worked thanks. One thing to note is that there were two updates DevStore being the first which I tried to run but it reported an error about could not install reference zero. Unfortunately I didn't take note and tried the Quick Add Reference instead, thinking I'd come back to this DevStore thing.
  • VS 11 beta?
    4 Posts | Last post May 10, 2013
    • I'd love to see this work with Visual Studio 11 beta. Any chance?
    • We would love to see Microsoft implement a similar feature for VS 11. But that really depends on them and not us (Clarius). You can cast your vote here: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/611077/offer-the-chance-to-add-assemblies-references-right-from-within-the-code-editor
      If this gets lots of votes that will help Microsoft considering it for a vNext.
    • I have voted. But I'm wondering if your plugin could be made to work with VS 11? Or does it already? I haven't tried because above it states it support VS2010.
    • Hi Curious George,
      
      We are now offering a VS 2012 compatible version. It's not free but it is $2.99 only. You can purchase it from here:
      
      http://www.devstore.com/Products/Details/32a5981e-ecbb-4cd2-b14f-ad5f121d28cf?
      
      Or right within from Visual Studio if you have the DevStore bits installed:
      http://www.devstore.com/Products/Details/e92c94ef-92e0-4a79-b4a7-654959e09cf4?
      
      By purchasing this extension you will be encouraging and helping the team to develop fixes, new features, etc.
      
      Thanks.
  • VS2012 ...
    6 Posts | Last post May 10, 2013
    • ... any plans?
      
    • No plans. The feature is already built-in VS2012. See http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ExtendingTheVisualStudio11WebBrowserChooserAndBrowseWithMenuToIncludeDeveloperProfiles.aspx
    • Sorry for the confusion, we thought the question was about Default Browser Switcher :(.
      
      We do plan to port this extension to VS2012. No concrete ETA yet, though. 
      
      Stay tunned!
      
      Thanks for your interest
    • Dear Clarius Consulting, I will be your best friend if you port this extension to VS 2012.
      <3, qntmfred
    • Dear Clarius Consulting, I will be your bestest friend EVER if you port this extension to VS 2012.
      <3, qntmfred
    • Hi,
      
      We are now offering a VS 2012 compatible version. It's not free but it is $2.99 only. You can purchase it from here:
      
      http://www.devstore.com/Products/Details/32a5981e-ecbb-4cd2-b14f-ad5f121d28cf?
      
      Or right within from Visual Studio if you have the DevStore bits installed:
      http://www.devstore.com/Products/Details/e92c94ef-92e0-4a79-b4a7-654959e09cf4?
      
      By purchasing this extension you will be encouraging and helping the team to develop fixes, new features, etc.
      
      Thanks.
  • VS2010 Premium not working
    1 Posts | Last post May 01, 2013
    • Greetings, I took a windows-form project, remove the reference to System.Windows.Forms, did a build (got errors of course), tried to use your extension but no options appeared. This is an English release of VS2010. Also tried it with Newtonsoft.Json.Dll, same issue. Any ways thought you might like to know this.
  • The bits have expired (again)
    3 Posts | Last post August 28, 2012
    • Hi, here i am again (see post of Jun 29,2012 beneath)...
      
      The bits have expired error is back again (today). I did try the workaround mentioned on http://blogs.clariusconsulting.net/kzu/how-to-fix-the-beta-bits-have-expired-dialog/, and at first it looked like this worked. But is does not.....
    • I'm getting the same thing (again!)
      
      I really like this add-in, but you'd think this issue could have been fixed by now?
    • Sorry about this. We've uploaded new bits with an extended beta period now, please upgrade to the new bits. Thanks.
  • It would be nice ...
    1 Posts | Last post July 27, 2012
    • if this pretty cool extension would be combined with NuGet. 
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