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.
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.
Is it possible to update this extension in order to allow user to set a new height for the line under document tab (which is set to the same color as the selected tab)? Currently, with custom tab coloring, I didn't find settings that help me to easily see that it's related to the selected tab above it.
Hello all. During a test on some problem with assembly loading, we noticed from Fusion Log viewer that Visual Studio cannot load this assembly when starting up. Some more details (translated from italian):
REG: DisplayName = ColumnGuideProTools, Version=220.127.116.11, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a (Fully-specified)
REG: Appbase = file:///C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0/Common7/IDE/
REG: privatePath initial = NULL
REG: basic dynamic = NULL
REG: basic cache = NULL
REG: AppName = devenv.exe
Assembly calling: (Unknown).
There's a bunch of path VS tried, and they all are under the path
file:///C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0/Common7/IDE/
Any suggestions? Thanks for your time
Same here. There seems to be two, possibly related, bugs in the Custom Document Well.
First as lookatmike mentioned pinned tabs are not pinned anymore after a restart of Visual Studio 2013.
Second, if you have selected "Show pinned tabs in a separate row" under Options->Environment->Tabs and Windows, then the pinned tabs are even not reopened at all in the next session.
I like the Custom Document Well, please could you fix this?
I also have the same problem. I have the pinned tabs shown in a separate row. Sometimes, the pinned tabs get unpinned after a debug session. Please fix this. I used PPT 2010 and it worked fine before. Is this the proper channel to post bugs for PPT?
Now months after the last confirming the problem with pinned documents after (re)starting VS2013 ... I still have to confirm it, too.
Is there any chance to get a fix soon?
I have non-document windows, like the Snippet Explorer, Entrian Source Search, or the simple Output window, which I'd like to stay pinned after restarting VS2013.
So I'd really appreciate any fix!
I believe it is a problem of the principle.
AFAIK the pinned states are stored in the solutions "xyz.sln.docstate.suo" file, which sometimes loses some of its information or gets overwritten badly (at least thats how it looks to me).
Sometimes I dispose of this docstate file and it'll work again for a while.
Several updates later an this is still an issue...
If I turn off the custom document well, Visual Studio is quite happy to keep track of which tabs are pinned and which are not. If I start and stop the debugger, the pinned tabs stay pinned.
Given this, I doubt that the issue is with the docstate. I would guess that the pinned status is only read when the project is loaded, and is lost when Visual Studio changes the window layout when it moves in/out of debugging mode.
This issue has been around since Productivity Power Tools 2012, and possible even the version before that. Hopefully the authors take notice and try to fix it before the Visual Studio 2015 version is released.
Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate
Installed Productivity Power Tools 2013
Ensured the extension is enabled in Options > Productivity Power Tools.
When selecting print I see no option to enable/disable so I just commit to the print job using an HP Color LaserJet 2605dn and all sheets have no color.
What else has to be enabled to get this feature to work? I have searched to no end trying to find out what I am missing. For now I am printing to adobe to get my print jobs in color.
I am color blind, but I use the custom color feature of document well daily. I don't necessarily know what color the tab is but can see the contrast.
I have one suggestion. In addition to allowing a different font color for the selected tab, please also allow a custom tab color and/or the option to invert the colors. As it is now, the color tabs help me quickly see which project I am looking at, but when I have a number of tabs open, it's sometimes hard to pick out which tab is selected.
Because I'm color blind, the text simply doesn't have enough pixels of color for me to see at a glance which tab is selected. I can eventually see it by looking closely at each tab, but allowing me to specify a selected background color, or inverting (swapping back/fore colors) would make it immediately obvious.
+1. MS needs to prioritize migration of popular add-ins and extensions such as this and the color theme editor. These should be available at the same time as the RC if they want any kind of serious adoption, it's like going back to the stone age.
I was wondering if there is a way to force Tab fixing to inherit from VS 2013 settings tab style (tabs or spaces). I use 4 spaces and look like Power tools are always using Tabs instead of user selected option from VS settings. Am I missing something?
Using VS2013 pro sp4 with a Unity 5.02f1 project.
When I have 'Custom Document Well' switched on and I rename a property in a class that is derived from MonoBehaviour. Clicking on the little red rectangle that updates the references crashes VS every time. Turning this feature off does not cause the crash.
Same problem here. It breaks Smart Tags (Ctrl+.) in general, not just renaming. It doesn't crash for me, it simply doesn't expand the Smart Tag. I'm not sure when exactly it stopped working but I think it was ok before the latest update.
Seems I'm not the only people having issues with this extension + Unity Tools.
My problem is with Visual Assist X, it fails to load some theme component and throws a exception when I try to use the spell checker.
Disabling the Custom Document Well solves my problem too.
Just a tip, try to launcher VS first, then open the Unity Solution by the menu (Open -> Solution).
See if it helps! In my case, solves my problem, but is really annoying get different behaviors opening a solution by double click or by the menu action.
I have fresh installation of Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 with Power Tools plugin (version 12.0.30519.1). The text in some of the menus of "Productivity Power Tools" section is not missing:
The sections with missing text are "Custom Document Well", "Solution Error Visualizer", "Other Extensions".