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PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2010

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PowerCommands 1.0 is a set of useful extensions for the Visual Studio 2010 IDE.

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Visual Studio
2012, 2010
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by Marcus1979 | May 30 2016

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by dialexnunes | February 05 2016

Can you do it for VS2015 too? Or maybe include it in "Productivity Power Tools 2015" (

Please? :)

5 Star
by clairestreb | September 12 2014

Helped me with an old VS 2010 solution

1 Star
by LarryWare | September 08 2014

Copy and paste class feature does not work with C++ classes. This was my primary motivation for installing this. I do not get the "Copy class" menu item when right clicking a class in the solution explorer. Using VS1010 Pro SP1.

5 Star
by MGGSOFT | August 22 2014

Only by collapse tool, it is usefull.

5 Star
by Ed (DareDevil57) | August 14 2014

Thank you

5 Star
by fokytapia | July 29 2014

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by Shiv_p | January 29 2014

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by Technologist | November 04 2013

Any planing for VS 2013 ?

5 Star
by Leonardo Lourenço Silva | November 01 2013

helped me a lot !!!

5 Star
by SHEN ZHENJIA | October 11 2013

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by Rithesh Krishnan | September 30 2013

Can't imagine the VS without the power commands.

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by D. Chatterjee | May 20 2013

Very simple and making more user friendly

5 Star
by Sergio Parra | April 27 2013

It's easy to use and saves a lot of time for common tasks.

3 Star
by TheRealRedtetrahedron | April 25 2013

Great tools, when they work. There are bugs, especially with Copy/Paste References, which doesn't work at all (E_FAIL), and it appears no there has been no work on the project for 2.5 years. Release the source to the community so we can update it and fix bugs.

5 Star
by Micah Tan | April 23 2013

Time saver.

5 Star
by Carsten Siemens | April 18 2013

It's easy to use and saves time.

5 Star
by Peter Pressacco | April 09 2013

4 Star
by Gültekin SEZER | April 09 2013

This is the thing really what i am looking for.

5 Star
by RadCam | February 14 2013

Saves some much time on tasks I do all the time! Love it!

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  • New Feature Wish
    4 Posts | Last post May 30, 2012
    • Thanks for this extension but i want a feature that will help all of developers very much.
      Our solutions is very big, contains 18 projects and thousands of classes. So finding a specific class is very hard. If there is a quick search and find dialog it will be very helpful. It can be opened by keyboard shortcut. After you started to write some chars it can suggest possible files to you. When you find your file, you can open or localate at Solution Explorer.
      I hope you understand me and add this feature.
    • This sounds like the built in Navigate To dialog (Ctrl + ,).
    • bahadirarslan - A trick I use in visual studio to find class files in large projects is type ">of ClassName" in the VS find search bar (CTRL+/). Typing >of will create intellisense and I believe list all classes starting with or containing your search word. Hope this helps!
    • You might want to look at Resharper, it has this feature plus many more, standard shortcut is Ctrl+T
  • Bug: package does not load correctly when starting vs2010 as Admin
    1 Posts | Last post March 30, 2012
    • It works fine when running default but if you run vs 2010 as an Admin it can't find Microsoft.PowerCommands.PowerCommandsPackage.
  • Copy reference bug
    1 Posts | Last post March 29, 2012
    • There seems to be a minor bug in the "Copy Reference" command related to EnvDTE100. When I try to copy that reference I see an error message that reads, "Input string was not in a correct format."
  • How to disable quick find option
    1 Posts | Last post March 27, 2012
    • I want to disable this option because it doenst work. When I choose find in current project it doesnt find anything
  • Feature suggestions
    2 Posts | Last post March 18, 2012
    • Organize using requires two clicks.
      I would ask for this feature to be customizable so that "Sort usings and remove unused" in the main context menu.
      I would also like this feature to execute when closing/opening a file.
    • I'd also love to see an option to not remove specific namespaces. For example I always want the System namespace to remain, even if unused.
  • Visual Studio 11 Beta
    2 Posts | Last post March 13, 2012
    • This is an awesome tool and I don;t use VS2010 without it. But now I am starting to use VS11 beta and I was dissapointed to find that while they did integrate some of PowerCommands into VS11, not all. It is missing some key things I love (like the close button on the far right of the tab well).
      So I see PowerCommands says it supports VS11. I am wondering if there is anything I should be aware of? Are there any gottchas or is this a straightforward thing? I ask becuase VS11 does have some of what PowerCommands does built in, so I am concerned they will conflict.
      Anyone want to comment?
    • OK, my bad. I was confusing PowerCommands with the Productivity Power Tools. Still can anyone shed any light on what parts of PowerCommands are built into VS11, and whether any conflicts?
  • Formatting not running on File Save in VS2010
    2 Posts | Last post February 13, 2012
    • I have turned on the "Format document on save" and "Remove and Sort Usings on save" options, but they are not running when I click the Save button. Has anyone else seen this?
      I am on Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and also have the Productivity Power Tools and Team Foundation Server Power Tools installed if that is any help.
      Any help would be much appreciated.
    • FYI - I am also in a Website project. Maybe that is the reason it is not working?
  • Crash VS
    2 Posts | Last post February 04, 2012
    • I ran command "sort and remove usings" to the whole solution.
      There is a crash of visual studio there is an empty file in solution.
    • Sorry,
      * There is a crash of visual studio when there is an empty file in solution.
  • Trim trailing spaces?
    5 Posts | Last post January 24, 2012
    • Is there a trim trailing spaces/lines option? If not, could it be added?
    • A sort includes option would be nice too.
    • +1 for a 'On save, remove trailing whitespace from all lines' option.
    • Trim trailing spaces please!!! :) +1(000000000)
    • I've been using CodeMaid to do this.
  • Idea Open in New Window
    1 Posts | Last post January 24, 2012
    • A nice feature would be able to right click on a tab and select "Open in New Window" instead of having to click the tab, select Window from the Toolbar, and then select New Window. 
      I've been doing a lot of development lately in some large classes and it's nice to be able to open a copy of that class on the other monitor to look at.
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