Thank you for this really nice tool. IMHO this type of progress indication on which project still has to be built, is busy building and has finished building should have shipped with Visual Studio 2010 itself.
Thank you for this cool add-in. That's something that was really missing in VS. However, a little remark, it does not work accurately with batch builds (at least under VS2005), all builds appear as canceled when we expect the add in to report success or failure of each project.
Nice tool Cilu! This is really nice when you have very large solutions. It would be nice if you would be able to focus the error in the error list when you double click the failed project in the list / if it would show the last project error as a separate column / if it would show the number of errors.
For some reason I can't get the extension to install.
I copied the VS2010 version to my local extensions folder (My Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Addins).
The VSBuildStatus.addin file is visible next to my other addins.
The VSBuildStatus folder is also there.
I am using Windows 7 64-bit if that helps.
great plugin, thanks for sharing.
Is there a way to sort the table?
We have many projects in our solution and I'd like to see the remaining projects to be built at the top.
I didn't see a link to codeplex or some other source hosting service so I assume the code is not available?
If I activate this plugin in VS2012 on a big solution (~100 projects, ~50 loaded) vs (often, not always) crashes when building (out of memory, since it allocates memory till it crashes), but this doesn't always seems to happen.
Simply edit the VSBuildStatusAddin.AddIn file in your 'My Documents\Visual Studio 2012\Addins' folder, and add
<Name>Microsoft Visual Studio Macros</Name>
<Name>Microsoft Visual Studio</Name>
after '<Extensiblity ...' line.
And it works !
Cool-looking add-in - I wish I could try it...
I just tried this with VS2010 Premium RTM (Windows 7 x64). When I start VS after installing the add-in, I get the following message:
The Add-in 'VSBuildStatus' failed to load or caused an exception.
Error Message: <Unknown Error>
Error number: 80131515
Thank you guys for trying the add-in and for reporting the error. The bad thing is that I'm having two different machines (a PC and a laptop) with Windows 7 x64, running VS 2010 RTM, and I never encountered this problem, which makes it very hard to fix. I will try to use other machines to and see if I can reproduce and in that case debug it.
This is a great plugin. One thing that would be a nice addition would be for a yellow icon for projects with warnings. Right now there is green for success and red for failed/error only.
Also if this project is not being developed any longer (I have not seen any updates for over a year) then if the source code could be made available so others can contribute to the code, this would be great.
I use MSBuild inside visual studio to fire my builds.
Why -> read here: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/FasterBuildsWithMSBuildUsingParallelBuildsAndMulticoreCPUs.aspx
It'd be nice if your plugin could hook up to that and display build status.
It's a pretty cool addin, thank you for sharing.
I have one suggestion for improvement I'd like to see: please add a column for the build duration per project. Additionally it would be cool if the columns would be sortable.