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by Dolgsthrasir | Tue 3:21 PM

Enhances VS greatly.

by Tanielian V. Barreira | March 12 2015

Mutito bom.

by KingCoopa | March 08 2015

by wertzui | February 13 2015

It refuses to install on VS 2013 if you have .Net 4.6 installed (comes when you install VS 2015 CTP)

by FrankyHollywood | February 12 2015

"locate in solution explorer", extremely usefull in a large corporate solution with >200 projects, thank you!

by Gianni B. Bossini | February 10 2015

by redglyph_ | January 30 2015

Very handy, but same comment as iters, very annoying pop-ups saying that the version expires in xx days, each time one opens VS.

Despite what was replied to him, this is still there. I don't believe in a system for which every plugin regularly requires attention and block the opening with a pop-up. I believe there is an update functionality in VS, it should be used instead.

by Ashraf Alam | January 21 2015

Very useful tool.

by CAD bloke | January 08 2015

I'm a fan. Hell, I even bought a license. :)

by Misael Monterroca | January 05 2015

Great tool!

by mr_philthy | December 16 2014

When connected to a web site via FTP in VS, opening a file in solution explorer leaves VS hanging, and it can only be killed in taskmanager. Disabling VSCommand resolves this.

The main reason for me to install this extension, was to avoid accidentally moving files and folders in solution explorer.

It is beyond me why Microsoft hasn't made it a feature in VS to prompt before dragging and dropping files and folders in solution explorer. It can happen very easily by accident, and can have terrible consequences when working on a website via FTP.

by gtin | December 05 2014


by R e i | November 19 2014

The color output window coloring dose not work consistently and gave me some major headache.. After uninstalling the plugin (Tools>Extensions and Updates) the VSCommands still persisted in Fonts and Colors settings.
Would be a cool tool otherwise.

by James Delides | October 07 2014

by iters | September 23 2014

it's started to be very annoying app with popup messages.

there is a new one on VS startup.

"This version of VSCommands has expired."
"Please download latest version from vscommands.com or Extension Manager."

Expired plugin? You got to be kidding. Uninstalling....

Squared Infinity [Jarek Kardas] September 23 2014
| Edit |

Sorry for this popup, honest mistake on my side. It didn't even actually remove any functionality from the plugin and is now gone in latest version anyway. Cheers!

by TheCoder404 | September 22 2014

Me and 6 others at our organization have tried to download this file. The file only downloads 1,101KB to 1,108KB and says it is finished. Any suggestions? We are able to download gigs of data without any problem, it just happened to be this file.

That worked Thanks

Squared Infinity [Jarek Kardas] September 23 2014
| Edit |

Good to hear it worked, thank you for letting me know.
I'll leave the alternative link here for the benefit of others who may have same problem: http://1drv.ms/1sV8eVk

by ThomasCarter | September 22 2014

The file is not a valid VSIX package. ---> System.IO.FileFormatException:
File contains corrupted data. ??

On... Intel Win7x64 Ent. VS2013 Update 3

Squared Infinity [Jarek Kardas] September 22 2014
| Edit |

Hi, sorry for the issue.
It seems that perhaps file was corrupted during download? could you try to download and install again?

by Rico Suter | September 22 2014

Awesome. Dev responded to my email very quick and fixed my problem in a day...

by Tim Gaunt | September 20 2014

by Ed (DareDevil57) | August 14 2014

Thanks so much.

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  • Any way to prompt for Alt+F4 key press
    1 Posts | Last post 6:23 AM
    • Dear VSCommands development team,
      First off, thanks for great and handy tool.
      I'd like to know is there any configuration in VSCommands to prompt for Exit confirmation upon Alt+F4 key press, like the one that pops up by click on Exit button of VS IDE?
  • 2015?
    3 Posts | Last post Thu 11:59 AM
    • Version coming for 2015?
    • Any updates on this question?
    • Yes, in the blog. They are working on it. http://vscommands.squaredinfinity.com/release-notes/3.0.11
  • Stackoverflow user id
    1 Posts | Last post Thu 8:54 AM
    • Is it somehow possible to Change the entered stackoverflow-id, since I mistyped it and now the popup is without any Information at all. And I could not find any place to adjust the user id.
  • reload all projects button or shortcut?
    1 Posts | Last post May 20, 2015
    • can you add an action that allows us to reload all projects?
      The vs projects changed dialog doesn't work when running under parallels. I can manually unload and then load each project in the solution in order to see my changes but that can be pretty tiresome. 
      being able to do that to all projects via a shortcut would make my life way easier.
  • Code Block End Tagger
    5 Posts | Last post May 06, 2015
    • Please take a look at https://getsatisfaction.com/dpstudio/topics/code-block-end-tagger-catch-as-try-and-finally-as-catch, I've detailed it there. It only happens when there is "try..catch..finally"; when only "try..catch" the problem doesn't happen.
    • got it, thanks! I'll try to reproduce locally and will let you know shortly.
      Kind Regards,
    • Additionally, I'd like to ask if there's some way to set up font name/size for Code Block End Tagger. In my VS environment (Community 2013), it is using the same font face (Consolas) but bigger size than code (I've set up Text Editor with font size 8 but I'm sure Code Block End Tagger is using font size 9).
    • I've also noticed now that "for" End Tagger is showing parts in wrong order, like:
      for (int i = 0; i < count; i++)
          // do something
      } for (int i = 0; i++; i < count)
    • Any news on these issues?
  • Code Block End Tagger
    1 Posts | Last post April 22, 2015
    • The Code Block End Tagger seems to only work in C#.  In VB the End Tagger only displays for Classes, Modules, Regions, Functions, and Methods.  All code contained in the blocks do not have End Tags.  
  • Exception raised by VSCommands (ActivityLog.xml)
    1 Posts | Last post March 17, 2015
    • I was looking at ActivityLog.xml to see another exception and found the information below (it went unnoticed until that moment - no warning prompt - so I don't know the scenario where it happened).
      Exception Type : System.NullReferenceException Exception Message : Object reference not set to an instance of an object. Exception Stack Trace: at SquaredInfinity.VSCommands.UI.Converters.FileStructure.CodeElementTypeToIconSource.Convert(Object[] values, Type targetType, Object parameter, CultureInfo culture) Exception Data : [EmptyOrNull]
  • Clicking on StackOverflow user info raises an Exception
    1 Posts | Last post March 16, 2015
    • I've recently received a StackOverflow badge and VSCommands notified it in VisualStudio's title bar; when I click it, it just opens the dropdown list of questions (with an outdated count of my reputation score and badges) and raises the exception below in VS's ActivityLog.xml:
      Exception Type : System.NullReferenceException Exception Message : Object reference not set to an instance of an object. Exception Stack Trace: at SquaredInfinity.VSCommands.UI.Views.StackOverflow.StackOverflowBadgeView.<OnLostMouseCapture>b__5() at SquaredInfinity.Foundation.SafeBlock.Run(Action action, Boolean swallowExceptions) Exception Data : [EmptyOrNull] 
      Could you please take a look?
  • Latest update causes vs to hang on startup
    13 Posts | Last post March 06, 2015
    • I love and depend on this extension, however I had to remove it with the latest release. For some reason, vs will hang indefinitely on startup. I've run /diag and the last entry in the log is start page load complete. I've even deleted my settings in C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\VSC 12 , but that didn't seem to do the trick. Any suggestions?
    • Same problem here. I had to deactivate VSCommands :(
    • You can try downloading previous version at http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/c6d1c265-7007-405c-a68b-5606af238ece/file/106247/20/ and install it over latest version.
    • @arfmach Are you sure this is a previous version? It has the exact same file checksum as the current version...
    • Hi Chris,
      Sorry for this issue, unfortunately I am unable to reproduce it locally.
      Could you please try to do the following:
      1. close all Visual Studio instances
      2. Start Visual Studio with /Log argument (e.g. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" /Log)
      3. email log files from C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0
      to jarek@squaredinfinity.com
      the log files are: ActivityLog.xml and VSCommandsLog.txt
      thank you in advance,
    • @neo-san No, I'm not sure, I've just looked for this webpage in archive.org, which had, in its latest page backup, "/106247/18/" at the end of "Download" link, and current page has "/106247/21/" as part of Download link, so I've tested the URL I've posted above and, since it yelded a .vsix file, I've presumed it was a previous version. But I didn't compare the files. Sorry.
    • Jarek,
      I'm having the same problem as Chris. Mind if I send my log files over?
    • In vscommandslog.txt the following exception is rendered after "Process.UpTime ..."
      Unable to resolve Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.Implementation.XmlSerializers, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a, trying architecture specific paths..
      Unable to resolve Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.Implementation.XmlSerializers, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a, using architecture specific path C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0\Extensions\l3f1vtni.2zm\x86\Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.Implementation.XmlSerializers.dll.
      Exception Type       : System.Xml.XmlException
      Exception Message    : Root element is missing.
      Exception Stack Trace:    at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Exception e)
         at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseDocumentContent()
         at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Read()
         at System.Xml.Linq.XDocument.Load(XmlReader reader, LoadOptions options)
         at System.Xml.Linq.XDocument.Load(String uri, LoadOptions options)
         at SquaredInfinity.VSCommands.Foundation.CommandBindings.Services.CommandBindingsService.GetAllScopes()
      Exception Data   : [EmptyOrNull]
      The exception is repeated a couple thousand times with the same stack trace.
    • Thank you for the logs!
      Could you please try this beta release https://github.com/squaredinfinity/VSCommands/blob/master/beta%20releases/3.0.14/SquaredInfinity.VSCommands.VS12.vsix
      Hopefuly it will fix the problem.
    • in that link where it says "This file has been truncated, but you can view the full file." click "view the full file" and this should start download.
    • That seems to have done the trick. Thanks!
    • The beta worked for me as well!
    • The beta works for me too. Thanks!
  • Code Block End Tagger - #region
    1 Posts | Last post February 27, 2015
    • No need to show Code Block End Tagger for #region when it is collapsed and option "Show only when block beginning not visible" is unchecked.
      It is showing End Tagger right after region name (duplicated information).
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