I loved the free version of this so much that I shelled out for the paid version. Unfortunately I couldn't afford the extra cost for a protected updates version and now find that as they are moving to a Software Assurance business Model, in order to get free upgrades I'd have to rebuy what I already own.
Sorry Ghost Doc, I'm not prepared to re-buy something I already own and won't be using you in the future. I wouldn't have minded if I could have added the protected aspect on, but apparently that's not an option. Thanks for nothing.
I hate it when companies change their business model in order to screw more money out of you.
I appreciate your concern but the business has to make changes adjustments. The reasoning behind moving away from "once for life" upgrade protection option did not prove to be viable for the business in long term. The annual upgrade protection does not affect those who already purchased the lifetime option previously - only the new license purchases.
If you already purchased a license with the lifetime protection, you will continue enjoying free minor and major upgrades for the life of the product. If you purchased GhostDoc Pro without the license protection, you would've not been eligible for the free upgrade when new major version is released.
(Note sure why you decided you need to rebuy what you already own - that is not true - you won your license already)
Please see http://submain.com/blog/UpcomingUpgradeProtectionChangeForNewGhostDocProUsers.aspx for more details.
Nice tool, but: 1. When I tried to download this tool, the owner's website did not accept the email address like this …@mail.ru. 2. When I tried to use this tool it freezes Visual Studio 2013 in case like this (C++): ///////// // <-- I trying to type the third slash in the second line.
I love, love, love this product. While I'm admittedly not the best documentation producer, the way that GhostDoc puts together the comments around properties and methods helps a lot. I've used both the free and pro versions, and if you're able to get the buy-in from your management team (or dev team) to get the pro license, do it. There are some niceties with the pro version that make it worth the modest license fee.
I used to like ghost doc, it was a great tool to generate smart comments. I even recommended that all developers use it. Up untill I found out recently that their plugin has been the cause of most of my VS hangs, freeze. I am not sure what they are doing, but after exhasting R&D on what causes VS freezes, I realized that simply uninstalling their plugin resolved all my problems. tried different version, different computers, same observation.
My observation is for their 4.8 - 4.9 versions. I've wasted so much time because of it that I will never ever trust any of the "Code.It.Right" plugins again.
Recommendation for Code.It.Right, your #1 priority in your code should be to "To not freeze VS!"
The best commenting tool for Visual Studio I have ever used. It is a very stable extension, wich really simplify your life while you commenting your code. This tool saves a huge amount of your time by adding all needed XML comments markup to your code. I strongly recommend it for daily development.
I use VB and GhostDoc's most important feature to me is the integration with intellisense. You need to spend A LITTLE time documenting the Sub or Function (about a couple of minutes) but then when you start to use that Sub or Function in your code, all the information on what the parameters are and what the function does and what the return values are all appear just as they do for a standard VS function. This saves a lot of time as previously I would have to go back to the code of the Sub/Function to make sure I was getting the parameters correct.
I am sure there is more but this alone improves my productivity very significantly.
Just a note. Earlier it was free for commercial use. Now it is free for non-commercial use only. And no nofification about license change was sent. We've uninstalled it, untill full investigation of new license.
That is not quite true actually. The Free version has always been automatically licensed to individuals downloaded it but not the company they work for.
The same is still true now. Again, the Free product is licensed to the individuals who download it but not the company their work for. Which means they can use it at work but when it comes to support - the individual is eligible for support not the company. Also means that if multiple developers use GhostDoc Free within the team, each must download their own copy. I hope this makes sense.
Yes, absolutely! When your trial expires, there is "Extend Evaluation" link on the About screen. Alternatively you can email support at submain.com to request extension - include your name and product version number.
Very useful tool. Unfortunately it lacks the ability to inherit documentation from members of *generic* interfaces and sub classes at the moment, so the tool did not satisfy my needs completely. (Yes, this is a feature request :))
Strange fragment of license: (license is talking about license?)
If the SOFTWARE PRODUCT has been provided to you under a time-limited trial license for evaluation or other purposes, your right to use the SOFTWARE PRODUCT ends after the time period specified in the trial.
Is it Trial?
Your license looks like this code:
I understand your confusion by the fact that we use the same EULA for both Free and Pro versions of GhostDoc. In fact, all of our product EULAs are pretty much the same with minor exceptions.
The "If the SOFTWARE PRODUCT has been provided to you under a time-limited trial license for evaluation" part is distinguishing between the Pro (which is downloaded on the Trial basis until one purchases a license) and Free (which is free as in beer) and as such returns "false" under the If condition in the sentence above.
I hope this helps:
if (GhostDoc("Free") == "Trial")
Sorry about the delay getting back to you - email notification from VS Gallery got caught by Junk mail filters.
Per GhostDoc EULA - http://submain.com/ghostdoc/EULA.aspx - you can use your license on up to 3 computers if you are the only person using it.
Please make sure you are using the latest build of GhostDoc. If it is still crashing, please email log files to us at support at submain.com. If you have more questions, please email at the same address above.
When you get a chance please send us that log file. GhostDoc works in VS2012 fine, there could be some permissions issues in your particular Win8 setup which we'd need to see the log file to confirm and troubleshoot. Thanks!
After installing ghostdoc, I couldn't get the normal menu items to show or even the keyboard short-cuts for ghost-doc. After a lot of testing I found that if I am logged in as my admin user, then I can see the menu items, but as a normal user then I don't? This is a problem since I don't want to be logged in as administrator every-time I do some programming. Any tricks I can use to get it to work for all my users on my computer? I tried copying some config file between user profiles but did not have time to play with all the permutations.
I see there is a pro version, not sure why anyone would want to pay for a product that don't show up in the menu items unless you're logged in as administrator.
I'd recommend that you spend time and money on a different product since the support is almost as good as the product itself. (Does not appear to be anywhere)
GhostDoc runs under the same user you installed it.
If you need help or have questions, we will be happy to assist you though our support channels - forum on our site or customer-service at submain.com email address.
I was hoping that it was a simple case of a bad installer that only allow a tool to work on the installed user, however one of the first thing I did when I found this problem was to give my user admin rights, re-installed it and it still did not work.
I am sorry I had to post here, but just like the tool itself, your website was down. I am sure you will find that at the time I posted the first question here (around Sun 9:11 pm) your web admin logs should inform you that your web site with all its forums and help was down.
Not sure if it will be worth the time to re-post your tool's bugs here since you have read read this, not sure if this will help though.