Great idea, and almost great extension. I seem to be the one with this problem, but on my VS (2012), the build takes minutes (maybe 3 or 4 mn) before getting started when vsColorOutput is enabled. I had to disable it because of this problem. Too bad. Note details: 5 for the idea 1 for the usability Average: 3 :)
I use pre and post build scripts in my projects. I want to customise them. Lets say that my I am copying output files to a directory. So in output it is written that "1 file(s) copied." or "0 file(s) copied."
Now what I want is that if there is text "0 file(s) copied." the color of this line should be red (error) so that I came to know that file is not copied.
How I can do that?
This was working great for me - now, not so much. On a special few aspx files, this extension causes errors - both at design time and when closing VS2010.
Check screen capture at http://screencast.com/t/0XlgDoFtm1fk
(Warning: this is a 3 monitor capture, so the image is quite wide!)
Please go to https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/729457/color-change-notifications-no-longer-work and update this bug to say you can reproduce the issue. We need to get Microsoft's attention on fixing this one soon. Thanks.
I finally got Microsoft to acknowledge the notification bug in VS 2012. They have fixed it. Unfortunately, the fix did not make it into the recently released RC. I'll fix this "the right way" when the final version is released.
I wouldn't expect "Default" or "Automatic" to use black for any of the VSColorOutput colors. For instance, the "Default" color for VSColorOutput Error category is Red. On a side note, I've never understood the difference between "Default" and "Automatic".
I use black background for the source, output and immediate windows. "Default" should both accept the use the color of that windows selected default text colors.
"Automatic" should allow using predefined color unless its contrast relative to selected defaults is too low, in that case is should increase the contrast by make the current color darker/brighter.
Other that the need to adjust one by one, does this extension work with black backgrounds?
Dark background still doesn't work with 1.4.2 on VS2010. I have a customized color scheme and the background of my output window is (0,43,54), but with VSOutputColor installed, the background color used doesn't match what's in the "Fonts and Colors" dialog for VSColor entries.
Just tried it here using your colors and it worked flawlessly (as far as I can tell). Maybe I'm missing something in the repro steps? I changed the background color of the output window as indicated. Is there something else I need to do? Sorry if I'm not understanding the issue. Perhaps a screen shot might help.
I have found same error at VS2010. Set background color to custom dark gray for all kind of logs in output window with current version(1.4.2). The background stays the same(some kind of light gray). Is there some special way to fix it?
OK, I've finally reproduced it. After I change colors, I have to exit and restart Visual Studio. Then the background colors misbehave. To correct I had to set the background colors of the VS colors to something slightly different than the output window background. Setting it the same as the output window background has no affect.
I've posted what I believe is a fix to the dark theme background colors issue. It is current only available at http://VSColorOutput.codeplex.com. PLEASE, read the release notes. There are a number of quirky Visual Studio behaviors that you need to be aware of.
With v1.4.3, it seems that the coloring for the search term displayed in the "Find Results" window always uses the stock foreground color (blue) instead of the color in the prefs ("VSColorOutput Find Results Search Term").
Almost there! :)
PS: Mark, I get no notifications when you post here, so I have to remember to check back to see your replies... :-/
It seems the background color for highlighted text in the "Find Results" window is not always mapped correctly either. It worked fine yesterday, but today it is back to the bright default (same color as when it didn't work), and cannot be changed with the prefs. The problem occurs with both the Find Result Filename and the Find Result Search Term.
Like the Output Window, I have mapped my Find Results background color to a dark color. Colored messages in the Output Window are fine, the problem is limited to the Find Results window. Let me know if you need more info...
PS: For some reason I didn't realize that the extension would also color my internal warning and error debug output messages, which makes this extension an absolute must have!! This is amazingly useful.
PS: Sorry for calling you Mark above, I obviously meant Mike but you can't edit messages here.
Hi there, I'm having a problem with v1.4.3 in that the output window text is showing up with a dark background (only around lines of text, not the whole window) even though I'm just using the default theme. I've reverted back to v1.4.2 for now and it works fine for me there. Great extension btw! Very useful