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VSCommands for Visual Studio 2012

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VSCommands for Visual Studio 2012

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by anirudh01021988 | September 24 2014

The latest update fixed the issue. Thank you for the fast hot fix.

I updated my vs commands today because it said the version I have is no longer compatible with vs2012. Code End Tagger is not working anymore after I installed version for my vs2012. This is one of the most important feature I like in vscommands. I checked the VSC - Config and my code End Tagger is enabled. I restarted my visualstudi couple of times uninstalled VSCommands and reinstalled it again. It is still not working. Please fix this. I will update the rating as soon as this is fixed.

Hi Jarek,
I emailed you the log file with the errors related to tagger. Please let me know what you think of it.

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by Snoboff | September 24 2014

I am in the same boat as anirudh01021988, after today's update the block end tagger stopped working for me. This happened on both my main computer and my VM.

Edit: Issue resolved in update. Thanks!

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by BBates31 | March 13 2014

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by Proco | January 27 2014

Excellent tool, perfect for those who dont have money for R#

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by ales_ | January 26 2014

there is some problem with language specific characters in Visual Studio menu. In Czech VS2012:
original: NÁPOVĚDA (HELP)
should be: Nápověda
VSCommands: NÁpovĚDa

Others are: TÝM Tým TÝm (TEAM), NÁSTROJE Nástroje NÁStroje (TOOLS)
If I switch to English, all is OK.

1 Star
by lipje | January 13 2014

me too every day popup early release expired even after new install.
i uninstalled it.

Squared Infinity [Jarek Kardas] January 13 2014
| Edit |

Hi lipje,

As of December last year Early Access Release has been removed and you *will not* get the popup when you install latest version.

Kind Regards,

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by RNsoft | January 12 2014

VSCommanda Early Acces Release has expired.
Please download latest version from bla bla bla ...

This Message box come each week or month at the opening of Visual studio.
This pause the loading ... very frustrating when you start a huge project then go do something else while it's loading and comme back and found nothing's loaded ... This extension make me lost more time than it's save ... so i uninstall it and install it only then i really need (about once a month) if the'r is an option i can disable this f****** popup i will be happy

Squared Infinity [Jarek Kardas] January 13 2014
| Edit |

Hi RNsoft,
First let me apologise for the popup.
As of December last year Early Access Release has been removed and you *will not* get the popup when you install latest version.

Kind Regards,

5 Star
by Kevin Garcia12 | November 20 2013

Love this extender! specially the Touch support for coding!

5 Star
by Samir L. Boulema | October 22 2013

Love the solution badges and custom window titles!

5 Star
by Nayden Gochev | October 09 2013

Awesome extension :)

the only feature I want is that the Code Block End Tagger is awesome however it is bad that it is not shown only on demand.
What I want is ones I go to the closing block then to see the hint what was the opening one... instead of the way it is now which adds to much info into my awesome code ;)

Squared Infinity [Jarek Kardas] October 09 2013
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Thank you for the suggestion!
Next release will have few more display options for Code Block End Tagger so this should improve shortly.

5 Star
by Aleksandar Totovic | October 08 2013

It's very nice

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by bsivanov | September 30 2013

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by Tribute to PanterA | September 23 2013

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by TNJMAN | September 03 2013

I needed this for quite some time. This is like a microwave - once you use it, you cannot live without it! Thanks.

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by Vitalii Buranov | August 12 2013

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by Schmuli | August 01 2013

Great extension to Visual Studio, does exactly what it says on the box.

I needed the extension for tracking Branches in TFS, and this does the job wonderfully.

One addition that I would like to recommend, would be to update the Recent list (on the Start Page) to also include the Branch name, as it appears in the Solution Badges.


5 Star
by Geir Sagberg | July 24 2013

So many features which I have been missing! You, sir, just made my day :)

Highlights for me:

- "Attach to IIS"-button - saves precious clicks when debugging!
- Auto hide main menu - because screen space is precious :)
- Start without debugging - should have been part of VS natively!

EDIT: Also just noticed a warning when accidentally moving files with drag and drop. THANK YOU!!

4 Star
by shawn_dsz | July 15 2013

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by Ali.Alikhani | July 02 2013

Nice Work,This My Fav Extension

5 Star
by Vrane | June 28 2013

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  • Solution Badges not shown
    1 Posts | Last post December 10, 2013
    • The solution badge not shown since yesterday's crash of VS2012, after that, even if I remove/reinstall this extension, the solution badge will not show, it always appears as a loading symbol like this snapshot:
  • File Structure not opening in VS2012-U4 on Windows Server 2012
    1 Posts | Last post November 21, 2013
    • Haven't had any luck getting File Structure to work at all on this 2012 server OS. Just updated VS to Update 4 and File Structure didn't work. Uninstalled VSCommands, reinstalled... still nothing. The window doesn't open at all. Tried both from the Tools menu and the key command to launch it. Bummed.
  • View Code/Desgigner buttons
    4 Posts | Last post November 14, 2013
    • Now that you've added the 'Disable Graph Provider' feature, could you also add 2 buttons to the Solution Explorer: 'View Code', 'View Designer'. 
      (I should say put back because they somehow were removed in VS2012 but I really do not see how you're supposed to easily open the code of a form for example without first expanding the tree...)
      Thanks for a great extension...
    • Hmm I actually see this new feature is only in the VS2013 edition? Is it coming to VS2012?
    • Hi!
      Yes, 2012 version will be updated by Monday.
      as for 'View Code', 'View Designer', I can see them in 2012.
      What project type do you use (I tried with WPF).
    • Standard winforms...
  • Code block end tagger: switch blocks
    1 Posts | Last post November 14, 2013
    • Switch blocks don't appear to have the code tag end blocks.
  • Purchase?
    5 Posts | Last post November 13, 2013
    • This says free here but on the website you need to pay? What are the differences between paid and free version?
    • Hi,
      Most features are in free version, but others are only available in PRO (code block end tagger for example). I apologise for lack of clarity on which is which, the detailed differences will be published soon when I finish next batch of work.
    • it's been over a month and i have not seen where you list the the diff between free and pro.  i will not buy anything out of my own pocket, mainly because i am self employed and just don't have money when there are so many other developers that offer the same things for nothing.    i would like to maybe install the free if it is ad free and has what others don't offer.  thanks  rf
    • Yeah there is a bit of ambiguity when it says Free and when installing the vsix the "Free" license is not mentioned at all in the EULA. I kind of feel a little criminal now because I agreed to this just to install it based on your mentioning of some kind of Free license. I think you really should clear this thing out by just adding the description of what the "Free" license is or just say clearly there is no Free license. Other than that the tool seem very useful on first touch. Thank you. 
    • Hi guys!
      Sorry for late response. I've been busy getting things ready for VS2013 launch. Features comparison will be added to the website soon after launch on 13th.
  • Usability of Attach to IIS
    5 Posts | Last post October 31, 2013
    • Please provide a way to filter out websites in stopped state.
    • Hi Kerem, could you tell me bit more about usability problem in your case?
      Maybe you could send me a screenshot to
      I'll make sure to fix this soon.
    • The previous version only showed running IIS processes.  If there was only one running process it was attached to without any dialog.  The current version shows every single IIS web site along with every single virtual directory/application.  My machine has about 40+ items that show up in the dialog and at any given time only 2-3 are actually running.  The rest are mostly NEVER running or are virtual directories that run in the same app pool as something else.  Its just too much.  It should be by w3wp as it was before.
    • I also need this feature. Its strange numerous plugins and VS do not make attaching to iis convenient.
      Meanwhile maybe this can help you -
    • Hi Alex,
      If you're attaching to websites in current solution you can just tick 'automatically attach to all in current solution' to do that without the dialog. 
      The problem with simply attaching to w3wp is that it covers just few use cases, but not majority of them. Reason why you see the dialog is that in many setups you may have several w3wp running (it allows you to select exactly the one you want) and also many IIS Express instances running too.
      Furthermore, w3wp may not be started for site you want in which case Attach to IIS will start it for you.
      Having said that, I'm already working on more flexible solution where instead of showing dialog box you can just dock a 'Quick Attach' tool window and easily attach to anything from there. It's still work in progress but first version will be released shortly. Here's a screenshot of how it looks now:
  • Can I disable features?
    2 Posts | Last post October 29, 2013
    • I installed VsCommands for the "Copy/Paste As Link" feature, but I've spent the last hour trying to fix all the text/font/coloring issues it has given me. "Override output window text color" when checked or unchecked makes no difference. I want to disable all theme-related features.
      Had a few other issues too, including that reloading a project (when the .csproj is edited externally) now takes much longer. Sorry to say that, as a time-saver, this add-in has a lot of catching up to do. It has great potential.
      Is there a way to disable any/all the features of VsCommands and keep only the "Copy/Paste As Link" feature?
      Does anyone know of another extension that allows files to be copy/pasted as links?
    • Hi,
      "Override output window text color" only works with text not caught by other rules (so you can change default color from say black to grey). It doesn't turn all coloring on/off - but I'll add such option in future release.
      Could you let me know what text/font/coloring issue is it giving you? I didn't have any other reports of that so it would be great to know.
      Also note that on some systems (depending on security settings) you may need to run Visual Studio as administrator at least once and then go to Tools | VSCommands | Options | Output Windows | Recreate Fonts and Colors category.
      as for reloading times for .csproj, I'll do some tests soon to see what's happening and fix if able to reproduce locally.
      Also note that all Visual Studio extensions run in the same process and there are many instances when one will conflict with another so it would be great if you could send me the list of your installed extensions to
      Thank you in advance,
  • VSCommand kills VS2012 with network mapped MyDocuments
    3 Posts | Last post October 08, 2013
    • First, let me start by saying I love VSCommand; however, it's performance in my situation has rendered it useless.
      I have a powerfull machine, 16 CPU, 32G Ram, SSD... 
      it takes VSCommand up to 30 seconds to load when a new visual studio instance starts, I disabled VSCommand and tried loading without it. I also used ComponentDiagnostics to check it's loading time. 
      One thing to note though, in our company, the profile, and My Documents are mapped to a newtwork drive. So if VSCommand is using some sort of caching that would explain the delay/slowness. 
      if that's the case, is there a way to customize VSCommand to use some local drive location for caching; example, c:\temp
    • Hi!
      Thank you for letting me know about this issue.
      I'll tried to reproduce it locally without success, so it would be great if you could do the following:
      0. Close all Visual Studio instances
      1. Run Visual Studio with /Log parameter "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" /Log
      2. Wait for VS to initialise
      3. Close VS
      4. Email VSCommandsLog.txt and ActivityLog.xml to
      These log files are normally located in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0
      Just to clarify, does this performance issue occur during startup only, or is it continuous during work with Visual Studio?
      Thank you in advance,
    • It's most noticable during initilization, but I do also experience delays when opening context menues or random actions. I am not sure if those are directly related. I do see an overall difference in speed/responsivness when I disable VSCommand.
  • Version Has Expired
    15 Posts | Last post September 30, 2013
    • It presents the following message:
      VSCommands 11 Early Access Release has expired
      Please download latest version from or Extension Manager.
    • You're not alone.  I attempted to install an older one mentioned above and it throws errors, so I'm leaving uninstalled and am gonna keep my eye on the page hoping for an update.
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    • Hi!
      Sorry for that, I was creating test builds for next version of Visual Studio and something went wrong during merge in TFS. It should be fixed now.
      My apologies! 
    • Same here.
      Thanks Jarek for your awesome product and service!
    • I'm getting that message right now, I didn't realize the thread was opened on April.
    • +1 just started getting this in the last 30 mins or so.
    • +1, Version
    • +1.  Uninstalled VSCommands 11 Early Access Release from VS2012 as soon as I got this message, went to and followed the link, but it just takes you to this EAR download page again!  Tried reinstalling anyway and got the same message on first run.  Great product but can't use it any more until this issue is fixed.
    • +1 
      Followed same route as Auldie Riggs. Pretty inconveniencing...please fix asap.
      Great product otherwise - keep up the good work!
    • Hi guys, sorry for this, Visual Studio Gallery was very slow to update in the morning but the new version should be visible now.
  • Solution Badges - AnkhSvn
    4 Posts | Last post August 29, 2013
    • I can't seem to get the AnkhSvn (v2.4.12012.1) Solution badge working.
      My branch is:
      and my Ankh Svn Branch RegEx is pretty much default
      Ankh Svn Branch Name Pattern: {svnBranchName} Root
      It always just seems to use the folder name 
      Any Ideas?
    • Do you spit out any logs to see why it may be failing?
    • Hi Chris, sorry for late response, currently away on holiday with only limited internet access.
      Could you please do the following:
      1.	Close all Visual Studio instances
      2.	Run Visual Studio with /Log parameter ("C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" /Log)
      3.	Open solution which uses AnkhSvn
      4.	Close Visual Studio
      This will create more detailed logs so we can see better what is happening.
      The logs are located in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0
      -	VSCommands.txt
      -	ActivityLog.xml
      Could you then email these logs to ?
      Thank you in advance,
    • Works like a charm now.
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