I really like the PowerCommand to "Remove and Sort Usings on save". I like clean code. There is one enhancement I'd really really like to see.
Allow the developer to exclude specified usings to not be removed. I have created some extension methods to the Exception class in a base class library. The methods are called DeepMessage and FullMessage that give me a nice readout of the messages from the exception and all inner exceptions. Usually I only use them in the debugger Watch window, rather than in the code itself. If no other code is used from the same class library namespace (a frequent occurrence), then the using statement gets removed when I save and the extension methods are no longer available within my debugger.
Installed this for the document well features. Used it for 5 minutes and did not care for the changes much. Uninstalled the extension.
This left my Visual Studio install in a broken state, Solutions take much longer to load, I eventually receive a popup from VS that an exception occurred. The solution explorer no longer displays the project tree.
Currently doing an install repair to try to fix it.
Really, really, unimpressed.
(I have Resharper installed, so the problem might be related to incompatibility with that, who knows)
Why are you guys changing the size of curly brackets ? The curly brackets looks smaller and it looks ugly after installing the power tools I disabled the "Column Guides", "Match Margin" and "Structure Visualizer", as a result the curly brackets are smaller and looks UGLY. Please... please fix it.
I've been working to upgrade a large Access Application to VB client / Postgresql Server. Installing the Productivity Power Tools 2013 broke my ability to Retrieve Data from the Server Explorer. VB crashed every time I right clicked to retrieve data from tables. Removing the Extension repaired the problem.
(Windows 8.1) Printing doesn't work (in VS 2013 Community) for me. Gives a different Printing dialog window and after clicking [Print] just nothing happens. Tried many things but no success. Had to disable whole thing. Microsoft please put the color printing as a default to Visual Studio. UPDATE/WORKAROUND: If you have Office 2013 (tested) and using VS 2013 (tested) then use Light theme (TOOLS->Options...->(General)Color Theme: Light) and then copy-paste (Ctrl-A) code to the Word (and maybe adjust line lenght and page margins), then just print with color printer and code colors looks like in code window. I'll settle for this solution.. P.S. seems to work with Wordpad too, only it puts those darn extra CRLF-codes when pasting...
2015-01-23 1:36:27 PM - VSIXInstaller.NoApplicableSKUsException: This extension is not installable on any currently installed products. at VSIXInstaller.App.InitializeInstall() at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.InnerInvoke() at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Execute()
Seems like it could be useful, but it's been pretty flaky in my experience so far. The Align Assignments feature worked intermittently and randomly, and the column guides were displayed even when I turned them off.
I ended up having to disable the extension for now. May go back and play with it later, particularly if there's a new update.
I suggest that you show the dirty indicator in the custom document well tabs in front of the file name instead of after the file name. Now the indicator is not visible if the file name length exceeds the tab width.
In my case I have the tab width set to a fixed value of 180 (min and max equal). I often miss dirty files because I can't see the indicator.
When control clicking (if it's enabled) on nothing, there is an error. This is not necessary. It should not show anything. It is very intrusive and annoying to see a popup that contains no useful information at all.
Not showing a popup and simply not doing anything will be a clear enough indication that there is no definition to go to and it won't disrupt the programmer's flow.
Something I "really" need is to be able to print from the Diff window when it is in In-Line Mode.
This would be great for code reviews and keep track of your current changes, before they are fully commited.
It should be "easy" since the info is right there already merged... Just needs to be printed.
On a distributed app, sometimes whe need to add too many references from a project to another on the same solution.
Suppose I have the following scenario:
- ProjectB (References ProjectA)
Would be cool if we could drag the ProjectA inside the references folder of ProjectB to add a reference.
I know today is there an option to copy as reference and paste, but drag&drop will be more productive.
Nice job Guys!
I've been a using for this tool since VS2010, but this version crashes my VS2013 when I open/new a project.
The ActivityLog.xml shows the tool try to load from path "%APPDATA%\LOCAL\MICROSOFT\VISUALSTUDIO\12.0\EXTENSIONS\acmdzidq.sbe\CustomDocWell.dll", but the actual dll was in "APPDATA\LOCAL\MICROSOFT\VISUALSTUDIO\12.0\EXTENSIONS\uzh4nnvp.lax\CustomDocWell.dll".
I tried to re-install it, but no luck. Same error.
In the extension's options, "Custom Document Well" / "Advanced" / "Tab Appearance", "Dirty indicator" allows user to set up a custom icon for changed-but-not-saved files; in "Other Extensions" / "Control click options", "Control click shows definitions in Peek" allows opening definition in Peek Window; so we can see that both settings are well known to PPT. Why dirty indicator in Peek isn't affected by Custom Document Well's setting? Is it a bug or a feature? In any case, could you please make it work, so user can have the same UX in both places?
I would like to make the great tool, PPT
It seems that only background of Match Color works, not foreground.
Is there any way to make foreground color work?
P.S. I would like to get all the same foreground / background color for matched item at the moment.
Always Many thanks
I really like PPT and use them everyday.
Recently I faced what I consider a defect: I have a C# project in a solution and in this project I have some .cs files that are there for documentation purpose. Their "Build Action" property is set as "None", but the Solution Error Visualizer highlights them with red squiggles.
Could they be excluded.
I'm working in VS.NET 2013 and when I type "(", the ")" is autogenerated so that my cursor (depicted as "|") is located like so:
It would be oh so lovely if hitting shift+enter would go to the end of the line, enter a semicolon, and hit return:
It used to be possible. I've tried the productivity tool pack for VS.2013 and no luck.