Hi, couldnt find out how to report a bug so im writing here instead...
Im using 4 tab groups to show my files, some of the files are pinned and some are not. When resizing main window or opening/closing files, the remaining file tabs have their layout updated which means some files are on the same row and some are moved to row2, row3 etc. The bug is that sometimes a file is moved to row2 and then back to row1, then back to row2, row1, row2,row1... in an endless loop, rendering VS2015 unresponsive.
This also happens to another of our programmers who uses VS2015 + Productivity Power Tools.
Disabling the "Custom Document Well" solves this problem and the bug appears to be gone.
If this is the wrong place to post bug reports, please point me in the right direction.
Edit: As im actually writing a review, I might as well say that this extension is amazing (except for the bug above) and after started using it, I cant see myself ever going back. I disabled it for a while to confirm the bug was indeed inside the extension and not VS2015 itself and I felt completely crippled. If you havent already, download and use it, you wont regret it!
I just downloaded and installed the latest version. Color Printing does not print anything in Windows 10. I had to turn off Power Tools printing and go back to all black text to get Visual Studio 2013 to print.
splendid addition of features that just seem natural. and are now a requirement on any machine I use. the color coded tabs to differentiate which project you're in within alone makes this a useful addon, and thats only one of the many things it does.
I have the productivity power tools for visual studio 2010 installed on another computer that has VS2010 and it works great. When I received my new computer I added VS2013 to it and decided to install Productivity Power Tools 2013 as well as ReSharper. It has not gone well, the first time loaded a file and tried "find all references" VS went into an infinite loop with the scroll indicator moving up and down in a continuous cycle. After a week of work, the same infinite loop returned. Luckily, VS was able to recover my work (I now save often). Tabs no longer remain pinned. Where is the option to show pinned tabs on a separate row? I assumed that the Tools 2013 contained Tools 2010 but they do not work the same. I can't trust Tools 2013, so I disabled it. When I have the time I'll disable ReSharper and enable Tools 2013 to see if there is a conflict.
I really wish I could hide the pin on the custom document well. I keep it along the left side of the screen and pretty wide so my full filenames are always easy to scan and select. I absolutely never use pinning, and it takes up precious horizontal space in my editor.
Other than that, dang this is a great add on. Thanks team!
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.
Hi, previously it worked well on the same machine and same software versions, but after reinstalling Win8.1 and VS2013 it started crashing VS when PPT Document Well Place Tabs is set to Left or Right (Top and Bottom does not cause problems) and you Pin some documents, then switch to the pinned document, then switch back to unpinned document and VS crashes and restarts. Does anyone encountered such problem? Can't get the error message and don't know where to search for the crash logs. Please answer ASAP.
Using Open Command Prompt, a new window opens stating, "Setting environment for using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 x86 tools." This is an older machine, Windows 7 x64 and does have VS2010 installed. Can this run the VS2013 vcvarsall.bat instead?
1) Please follow VS option "Environment\Tabs and Windows\Tab Well\Insert new tabs to the right of existing tabs", since PPT doesn't have its own option for it and changes this behavior.
2) Please make Dirty indicator show at left of file name in Tab, since long filenames make Dirty indicator to be hidden due to Maximum tab size.
Still regarding item (1), I've found out that it was due to options PPT\Custom Document Well\General\Sorting (both "Project" and "Alphabetically" were checked). But I remember to have unchecked those options before. I can't restart VS now to be sure, but there's a possibility that they're not being persisted.
it seems that the organize and sort usings doesn't handle different casing well. I get the following:
however what I would expect is something like
I use this a lot, but now its conflicting with stylecop analyzers. :(
I cannot find the TFPT.exe file after installing Power Tools 2013.
Some basic info:
Server software = server 2008 R2
Visual Studio 2010
Power Tools 2013
Any help would be greatly appreciated! I am trying to export to XML or any format for that matter.
After installing the Power Tools, I now get the following error on VS startup.
<source>Editor or Editor Extension</source>
<description>System.ComponentModel.Composition.ImportCardinalityMismatchException: Duplicate EditorFormatDefinition exports with identical name attributes exist. Duplicate name is UNDERLINECLASSIFICATIONFORMATPROPACK</description>
Everything seems to work OK.
If you goto "options" under the "tools" menu and select the power tools pack in the left, you can turn off "Ctrl-Click Go to Definition". That will stop the error from poping up. It's a bug that just started happening in the last update, though haven't seen a response from the dev team on a fix yet.
With the latest install of Productivity Power Tools 2013, I noticed that the menu item for 'Undo Close Window' that is supposed to be under the "View | Other windows" submenu is missing. The keyboard shortcuts still work but I'd like to actually pick the window to open rather than just have the last window that was closed re-opened. I've looked in the settings and I don't see a way to enable or disable this item.
does anyone else have the same behavior?
I just noticed this same thing! That window was very useful because sometimes you don't want to reopen the last closed file!
BTW, a small issue the 2012 version has is that if you use the dark theme, its background is still white.
Sinc needing to use the high-contrast-theme I have some problems with some helpers, the editor guide lines and the scrollbar.
The coloring of the editor guide lines is not "stable". After a while suddenly the displayed information does not use the appropiate colors anymore, so that e.g. the conditions of an if are not readable anymore.
The scrollbar uses now yellow instead of black to visualize text, but now on white, instead of black background. So here the way to folow the system colors seems to be incomplete.
Is there a chance for a fix?
Another thing I want to point to is the default coloring of the document well tabs with a switched on high-contrast-theming.
It would be very nice to have a better contrast in the colors by default, if the high-contrast-theming is switched on, because the current default colors are nearly unreadable.
I'm using PPT since a few years and used the function to pin documents in the document well a lot.
Since stepping from VS2010 to VS2013 and keeping PPT updated, pinning is not persistent anymore.
Is there any plan to fix this?
I recenlty installed the extension again in VS2013.
I'm on a AZERTY keyboard (Dutch, Belgian Period).
Whenever the plugin is installed, I can no longer type the  brackets.
Nothing happens when pressing alt-gr and the ] key.
Really hard to write c# code without being able to use those keys... Fix please...
Thanks for raising this.
Productivity Power Tools makes a keyboard binding to Ctrl+Alt+[ , which it maps to Align Assignments. This probably maps to “AltGr+[“ (required to type [ on your keyboard).
A workaround is to disable the Align Assignments power tool in Tools-Options-Productivity Power Tools, or change the mapping in tools-options-environment-keyboard.
That worked Mark. Thanks a lot.
I removed the shortcut for the "Edit.AlignAssignments" command via the tools > options > Environment > Keyboard section.
Now I'm able to type [ again on my azerty keyboard (Algr + [)
Very happy that everything (but that setting) now works with all productivity power tools stuff enabled. Jeeej!