"Color Printing" seems to be very buggy, it makes printing source code impossible here. But switching it off makes the normal printing of source code work again. The "Guidelines" are helpful. "Colored Tabs" and "Enhanced Scrollbar" are nice, but not really necessary. There could be a (better) explanation on what every feature exactly is. "Fix Mixed Tabs" is not really speaking for itself. But it seems to warn when Tab- and Space-Indention is used mixed in a file and can correct it.
Installed vs2012 PRO and afterward started receiving invalid index. Exception from HRESULT: 08002000B (DISP_E_BADINDEX) when I attempted to copy from code. Disabled tool and error has gone away. Also clipboard did not copy until disabled. Rated a 2 only because I was not able to use long enough to try out other features. Do not have time to troubleshoot or contend with the error.
Yay. I can ALT+Arrow my lines up and down again. Also the tab well is usable now. No more Control+Tab Control+Tab Control+Tab Control+Tab Control+Tab flurries to try to get back to a previous file. This is an excellent set of enhancements, Microsoft!
All the features are great except one related to Custom Document Well -> Color tabs by project.
When it colors the tabs, it creeps into the eyes. I wish instead of coloring the tab name completely, they could given an option to just add one colored dot or use the colored underline for the tab names. That would make it a five star tool for me to use.
When ColorizedSignatureHelp is on, the type DateTime does not highligh.
System.DateTime anyDate = DateTime.Now;
The type "DateTime" does not highligh. Its color should be the same as "Console".
When I disable ColorizedSignatureHelp at options, I've got an error:
Unable to modify Colorized Parameter Help: Could not find file
I am using Visual Studio 2012 Professional Update 5, Windows 10.
I too have received this error. It happens to me when I try to debug. I removed all but one pinned tab and debug worked. I then added them all back one by one without a crash when starting debug. This did occasionally prevent me from launching VS when selecting a recent project from the start menu.
I am also experiencing this issue since upgrading from Update 2 to Update 5 in VS2013. Do I have to disable the Productivity Power Tools to get rid of this error? I'd rather not as it is a useful toolkit.
When the enhanced scrollbar is enables and in full mode, there is a considerable GDI object leak.
To test this:
0. Make sure enhanced scrollbar is enables and in full mode
1. With task manager or process explorer, inspect the number of GDI objects used by Visual Studio
2. Open a file
3. Inspect the number of GDI objects again
4. Close the file
5. Inspect the number of GDI objects again
6. Repeat steps 2 through 5 a few dozen times; you may use the same file or another file
Expected output (assuming eager disposal of GDI objects):
3. An increase in GDI objects since the last observation
5. A decrease in GDI objects since the last observation by the same amount it increased in 3
Expected output (assuming eventual disposal of GDI objects, subject to GC):
3. An increase in GDI objects since the last observation
5. An eventual decrease in GDI objects to the number observed in 1, or by the sum of the increases observed in 3; otherwise, no change
3. An increase in GDI objects since the last observation between 50 and 100
5. A decrease in GDI objects since the last observation between 0 and 10
What this means is that the number of GDI objects grows quite fast. Eventually the default GDI limit of 10000 is reached and Visual Studio stops responding.
With multiple instances of Visual Studio open, the session's GDI limit is easily reached, affecting all other open applications and making the whole session unstable.
Power Tools removes the extension using lines even though the classes they contain are used in the code.
Can I suppress the removal of an individual using line by using a directive or attribute etc.?
Thanks in advance
I have converted/modified this version to run under VS 2013 Update 2 and all is fine except when you merge and have a conflict. When the ResolveConflicts dialog is invoked it displays as a modal window. When you opt to click its button to Manually Resolve in Merge Tool it opens the conflict in a tabbed vs page but you cannot access any tabs in vs or do anything to resolve it as the modal dialog window blocks all access.
How can I change this window to open as a vs tab page?
Productivity Power Tools Extension fail to print with Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate (Update 4) under Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Mainly I use it to print from the editor the syntax highlighted text.
It appears not possible to print - the Visual Studio 2012 IDE hangs shortly after giving 'Print' command. The issue is noticed only under these systems, the latest updates were applied
The same happens also with Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate. Something goes wrong, in particular, if we make print out via 'Adobe PDF' printer driver the file with name "Xps Document.pdf" is created, which means that printing subsystem is used wrong way. I think it is necessary to install some addition absent in the system but present in Windows 7.
But if we disable the extensions the print possibility returns. I would like to use modern Windows to run both Visual Studio 2012 and 2010, but without syntax highlited printouts it is not that handy.
Sorry, let me reply my question. It seems I understood what was wrong.
Color print of the text with syntax highlight works under modern Windows but not through 'Adobe PDF' printer driver of Acrobat Pro version 9 (9.5.1). This is the fault of Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro, but not of Windows, I suppose, as everything works ok if we use Acrobat XI Pro instead. But I prefer version 9 to 11. Has anyone tested the print through Acrobat Pro 9.5.5 'Adobe PDF' driver in Windows 8, 8.1 or 2012 R2?