CodeMaid

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CodeMaid is an open source Visual Studio extension to cleanup, dig through and simplify our C#, C++, F#, VB, PHP, JSON, XAML, XML, ASP, HTML, CSS, LESS, SCSS, JavaScript and TypeScript coding.

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3/21/2015
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by Susant sahu | Sat 6:29 AM

Excellent tool for code cleaning and formatting, i use it every time before checking in Code to TFS, Very simple to use, very effective.

Automatic Cleanup on Save option is really awesome.

Steve Cadwallader Sat 11:24 AM
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That's great to hear, thanks! :)

by VisualNewbieVisual | May 20 2015

very useful Tools

by Adelost | May 17 2015

Excellent. If just "Reorganize Code" worked with C++ and sort import statements worked for C++ includes as well, that would have been super. But I still love it for the excellent outline view (CodeMaid Spade) and "Format Comment" has saved me a lot of time and made it more fun to document my code.

Steve Cadwallader May 21 2015
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Glad you're enjoying it, and feel free to make suggestions on the public backlog here: https://trello.com/b/VVxVhbQv/backlog

by Rickysco | May 13 2015

Looking at all the reviews first. Will rate later. Rating 5 for now.

by Zodarion | May 12 2015

by Tagoma | April 23 2015

Excellent tool!

by QuYong | April 11 2015

by BillW33 | April 09 2015

A very well written and very helpful tool.

Steve Cadwallader April 10 2015
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Thanks :)

by JPDavinci | April 03 2015

Steve;
I use this tool every day. Just made a small donation, but won't forget about you in future as I know you work hard on this stuff. Simply an excellent tool all around!

Steve Cadwallader April 04 2015
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That was very generous of you and it is much appreciated. Keep enjoying the tool, more to come! :)

by dwight12 | April 03 2015

I have few extensions and addins in Visual Studio.

This is one my must-haves.

I love the ability to clean entire solutions.

Steve Cadwallader April 04 2015
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Wonderful, glad to hear it! :)

by probackpacker | March 23 2015

by Ondřej | March 13 2015

Unfortunately does not support Visual Basic .NET code, otherwise 5/5.

Steve Cadwallader March 15 2015
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Thanks for the feedback. We do support VB, but you're very right that some of the features are limited. Reorganization for example we've tried to implement in the past but the VS API's for VB didn't work out like the C# ones.

If there's any specific feature you're missing, feel free to point it out in the backlog - or it may be something already there to vote up: https://trello.com/b/VVxVhbQv/backlog

by Patrick Smacchia [NDepend] | March 08 2015

by RaviShankark | February 23 2015

I am using this tool from past 1 year and it is very good and handy tool for developer.

by Ammar.Zaied | February 13 2015

Good work.

by Ray Cheng Ray Cheng | February 04 2015

CodeMaid sorts "using" directives, but StyleCop wants the "System" directives be listed first.

After running CodeMaid clean up, I got the following StyleCop warning.

"System using directives must be placed before all other using directives."

Steve Cadwallader February 05 2015
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You can configure VS to place system directives first (old convention they've gone away from). It is in Tools->Options->Text Editor->C# and called "Place system directives first..."

Hope it helps.

by michal_bb | January 30 2015

A must have plugin for VS. I especially like the ability to go find an opened file in solution explorer, code cleanup, code reorganizing and showing progress in the taskbar. 5*****

Steve Cadwallader January 31 2015
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Thanks! :)

by Steven Goodgrove | January 29 2015

by ErdincDogrul | January 27 2015

Awesome and perfect. thank you

Steve Cadwallader January 31 2015
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You're very welcome! :)

by Michaël Polla | January 05 2015

This extension is really great ! I wish I'd known it before. For now I mostly used the cleanup functionality, and it's very useful. It already works well with Visual Studio 2015 (Preview). Thank you for this great work !
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[FR] Je recommande cette extension, très pratique. J'ai pour l'instant surtout utilisé la fonction de "nettoyage" du code, qui apporte des modifications très appréciables. Fonctionne très bien avec Visual Studio 2015 (Preview).

Steve Cadwallader January 06 2015
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You're very welcome! :)

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  • Layout formatting for Python
    2 Posts | Last post March 18, 2015
    • Will you support for Python scripts layout formatting?
    • It isn't currently supported, but you're welcome to add suggestions on our public backlog here: https://trello.com/b/VVxVhbQv/backlog
  • Custom Region Names
    2 Posts | Last post February 18, 2015
    • Hi,
      Is it possible to customize the region names created by CodeMaid? I cannot find this capability. e.g. Rather than "Fields" something of our choosing.
    • Yes, go to CodeMaid -> Configuration -> Reorganizing -> Types.  You can drag to reorder, drag over to group, right click to split, and (most importantly) double-click to rename.
  • Trying to run it but fails with this errro - any ideas
    3 Posts | Last post February 11, 2015
    • "Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Package.LanguageService.10.0, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. 
      The system cannot find the file specified.
    • this is on vs professional 2013 version 12.0.21005.1 REL
    • There was a known issue with the initial releases of VS2013 where the devenv.exe.config had an invalid entry for the LanguageService DLL that would cause that error.  They resolved it in VS2013 Update 2.  If you update to that version (or higher) that should help.
      
      More details here: https://bitbucket.org/s_cadwallader/codemaid/issue/220/vs2013-cleanup-all-code-shows-error
  • Error while cleaning file using
    2 Posts | Last post February 04, 2015
    • [CodeMaid Handled Exception 08:06:24 PM] Stopped cleaning 'SomeFile.cs': System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80004005): Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component.
         at EnvDTE80.DTE2.ExecuteCommand(String CommandName, String CommandArgs)
         at SteveCadwallader.CodeMaid.Logic.Cleaning.UsingStatementCleanupLogic.RemoveUnusedUsingStatements(TextDocument textDocument, Boolean isAutoSave)
         at SteveCadwallader.CodeMaid.Logic.Cleaning.CodeCleanupManager.RunCodeCleanupCSharp(Document document, Boolean isAutoSave)
         at SteveCadwallader.CodeMaid.Logic.Cleaning.CodeCleanupManager.<>c__DisplayClassb.<Cleanup>b__9()
         at SteveCadwallader.CodeMaid.Helpers.UndoTransactionHelper.Run(Func`1 undoConditions, Action tryAction, Action`1 catchAction)
      [CodeMaid Handled Exception 08:06:26 PM] Stopped cleaning 'httpactionresultexcentions.cs': System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80004005): Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component.
         at EnvDTE80.DTE2.ExecuteCommand(String CommandName, String CommandArgs)
         at SteveCadwallader.CodeMaid.Logic.Cleaning.UsingStatementCleanupLogic.RemoveUnusedUsingStatements(TextDocument textDocument, Boolean isAutoSave)
         at SteveCadwallader.CodeMaid.Logic.Cleaning.CodeCleanupManager.RunCodeCleanupCSharp(Document document, Boolean isAutoSave)
         at SteveCadwallader.CodeMaid.Logic.Cleaning.CodeCleanupManager.<>c__DisplayClassb.<Cleanup>b__9()
         at SteveCadwallader.CodeMaid.Helpers.UndoTransactionHelper.Run(Func`1 undoConditions, Action tryAction, Action`1 catchAction)
      
    • VS is throwing an error about removing unused using statements. 
      
      A few possible causes:
      - Code is not in a compilable state
      - ReSharper 9 (fixed in 9.0.1)
      
      For more support please open an issue on GitHub with a code excerpt. 
  • Won't install for 2013?
    2 Posts | Last post December 08, 2014
    • Hi!
      
      I have VS 2013, yet your add-on just won't install. I've downloaded it twice now, and it keeps saying 'no applicable version found' and then just exits. 
      
      Any ideas?
    • Are you using the express edition of VS2013?  If so you'll want to switch over to the community edition which supports extensions (more details here: http://www.codemaid.net/2014/11/14/visualstudio2013community/)
      
      If you're not using an express edition, can you please open an issue on GitHub (https://github.com/codecadwallader/codemaid/issues) including if you've been able to install the extension before, if you've been able to install it on other machines, and what other extensions you have installed?
  • Install on VS2013 Express
    4 Posts | Last post November 27, 2014
    • Hi, is it possible to install CM on VS 2013 Express for Desktop?
    • No, unfortunately it is not.  Microsoft does not allow for any 3rd party extensions with the express edition of Visual Studio.
      
      http://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2014/05/21/no-extensions-for-visual-studio-express.aspx
    • However, the new VS Community Edition does! All the features of VS 2013 Professional for free: http://tinyurl.com/mxbh9wb
      
    • Exactly!  And CodeMaid tested and approved: http://www.codemaid.net/2014/11/14/visualstudio2013community/
  • Make sure file ends with blank line?
    4 Posts | Last post November 21, 2014
    • I've been using this extension when writing C++ code and it is really excellent.  Would it be possible to add an option to force a file to end with a new line (essentially last line is blank)? Some compilers don't like it and will actually generate warnings if you don't end the file with a newline.
    • That's a feature request that's been gaining in popularity - check it out here: https://trello.com/c/o3lFZdXD
    • Spoiler, just finished implementation and will be in this weekend's release. ;)
    • That is awesome!  Thanks for the great (and fast) work.
  • Option to skip removing blank line cursor is on?
    2 Posts | Last post November 18, 2014
    • I often write a block of code and then Ctrl+S before continuing to the next block. At this point my cursor is usually on a (double) blank line ready to begin writing again. 
      
      Unfortunately though, when the code is cleaned up on save the cursor is moved as the line is deleted. Is there any way to prevent this? I really like the format on save and cleaning up of blank lines (along with so many other features!!) so I don't want to completely turn them off.
    • I'm glad you really like the tool. :)
      
      There isn't currently a way to do that.  There is a card in the backlog for that feature that you can track/vote/comment on here: https://trello.com/c/2IC3YRS9
  • Protecting a struct ( or part of a struct) from reordering.
    2 Posts | Last post October 14, 2014
    •  I have a few structures that represent the specific layout of data. The order of fields is important. I have not found a way to stop CodeMaid from reordering them.
      
      Is there one?
      
    • Yes, you could decorate the structure with an attribute indicating that the order of fields is important.  CodeMaid looks for and will ignore members that are decorated with either the StructLayout attribute or the ComImport attribute.
      
      http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.runtime.interopservices.structlayoutattribute(v=vs.100).aspx
      
      http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.runtime.interopservices.comimportattribute(v=vs.100).aspx
  • CodeMaid does not start
    3 Posts | Last post October 02, 2014
    • I install CodeMaid on two different computers but when I restart VS 2010, I get an error message : https://app.box.com/s/7140v41rk1hh7x54tina
      
      The most disturbing thing is that I installed version 0.7.3 on another computer some months ago and had no problem.
      
      I really do not know what to do. Any help would be very appreciated. 
    • As of CodeMaid v0.7.4, .NET 4.5 is required on the machine.  It did not get correctly marked in the installer so the error message is not very helpful.  Do you have .NET 4.5 installed?
      
      There are some more details here, including a link to the older installer: https://github.com/codecadwallader/codemaid/issues/13
    • Thank you for your quick answer.
      It is exactly as you said and version 0.7.3 does perfectly the job.
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