Loved this feature, used it for the past couple of months... however I had to recently uninstall for the following reason:
Everytime I used System.IO.Path.ChangeExtension visual studio 2013 locked up and eventually crashed. This would happen regardless of the solution and project I would try it on, I then uninstalled the Bing assistant and now it works?? Kind of a weird issue, I will try the updated version and see if its any better...
I don't know if the problem is in the developer assistant or in the preview version of Visual Studio 2015, but it locks up VS while trying to search for a code sample. Considering that this happens automatically when typing any code, this is horrible.
I only rate this poorly because I wasted a bunch of time trying to figure out why the Intellisense wasn't working for my VB project. The part of the documentation that says it only works for C# appears at the end of the documentation - and might as well have been in fine print for people like me who don't always carefully read ALL of the paragraph.
Hello Zephyl Thank you for your suggestion! The setting is added in last week's new release. Please check out our release note: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/onecode/archive/2015/03/16/new-features-in-bing-developer-assistant-march-release.aspx
Does it always ignore my default browser setting and open results in chrome? Yes :(
I simply cannot believe that the code is doing this deliberately (though it clearly is) - in this day and age writing ANYTHING that is browser specific is the greatest sign of a poor developer/development team. It's a real shame as the extension is great, right until it opens Chrome. Please fix this (no excuse for this really is there?) and I will consider this a 5 star essential extension - as it stands I have removed it until a more professional version is made available.
I like the extension and will give it five stars if given the ability to turn it off by a combination of keystrokes. Reason: don't need it for everything; it kind of gets in the way when doing simple things;
After upgrading to latest version VS2013 caughs an exception when starting.
Tells me to check AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0\ActivityLog.xml
I did not find anything obvious.
I believe it was from 6.5.0 to 6.5.2.
Hi, after installing DA I have some problems with IntelliSense not working at all (probably regarding to previous Resharper Instalation). Problem is I can't disable DA IntelliSense. When I try to switch IntelliSense to "Default VisualStudio IntelliSense" via VS Options/DA/IntelliSense it freezes whole VisualStudio and restarts it after a while.
I managed to debug the VS error and it's message is:
Could not find a part of the path 'C:\Users\[USER]\AppData\Local\DeveloperAssistant\2013\Installed\switchIntell.txt'
The 'How do I' feature was moved to the 'Search Code Sample' in the toolbar. We added the new intellisense experience that shows code samples for APIs (as you posted in http://postimg.org/image/ac1jrf5on/). However, thanks to users' feedback, we will move the 'How do I' feature back to the Intellisense in a future release.
Hi, I have found that the Bing Contextual Search ALWAYS opens the results in Google Chrome, even though my default browser is IE 11 and .HTML files are associated with IE.
Any chance this can be fixed so that it responds to system defaults (IE, whatever Windows is configured to use)?
The setting was just added to the new version of Developer Assistant. Please check out our release note: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/onecode/archive/2015/03/16/new-features-in-bing-developer-assistant-march-release.aspx
Both Resharper and Bing Developer Assistant are customizing the Intellisense UI to provide more functions. You have to choose one to enable. To disable Resharper's Intellisense window and use Bing Developer Assistant's, please follow these steps:
1. Go to Tools / Options menu item.
2. Expand the ReSharper in the Options list, and click 'Options...'
3. Expand the IntelliSense node in the Options window. Under 'General', choose 'Visual Studio'. By default, it is 'Resharper'.
4. Save the changes.
Now, if you type some code again in the code editor, you will see the new intellisense API search experience provided by Bing Developer Assistant.
I had the same problem as you guys have after disabling ReSharper intellisense. But I was able to fix it by going to tools -> options -> text editor -> all languages -> General and changed the auto list members and parameter information to be checked. Now intellisense work as normal again.
I still hope that this plugin could work alongside ReSharper without such hacks in the future.
In the current release, we do not have the feature to change the font size. However, I think that what you suggested is a great idea. Do you think that it makes sense to use the VS font size setting (in Tools / Options / Environment / Fonts and Colors) to display the info in BDA?
Yes, today the setting does not change the font size of Bing Developer Assistant. I meant to ask if we improve BDA to use the font setting in Tools / Options / Environment / Fonts and Colors, will it work for you?
When I type 'return' (i.e. to return value from function), BDA, only gives me options for AnyReturnReader, MimeReturnReader, NopReturnReader, TextReturnReader and XmlReturnReader and I have to hit 'escape' every time be able to 'leave' return as is, otherwise it fills in AnyReturnReader when I hit space. Any way to stop this?