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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

4 Star
by Shiv_p | January 29 2014

4 Star
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

5 Star
by Rithesh Krishnan | September 30 2013

Can't imagine the VS without the power commands.

5 Star
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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  • "Find" tool cannot be disabled
    3 Posts | Last post June 13, 2011
    • I like many of the other PowerCommands features, but the new "Find" functionality is something that I cannot get used to. I'd like to disable it and go back to the built-in functionality, but there's no option to disable it.
      Could you please add an option to disable this feature, like the options to disable the other features?
      thank you!
    • Sorry, I meant this comment for the Productivity Power Tools discussion, not Power Commands. My apologies.
    • Go to Tools/Options/Productivity Power Tools and set Quick Find to Off.
      Is that what you want?
  • Unload and Reload Projects
    1 Posts | Last post June 13, 2011
    • It seems that in this area Solution Explorer is better. For example the context menu doesn't show a Reload Project option when right-clicking on a an unloaded project.
      I am working with solutions containing many projects and need to be able to selectively load and unload projects: in manually selcted sets, at solution level, folder level and project level.
      It would be nice to have the Navigator be at least on par with the Explorer.
  • Solution Navigator should have a option to view 'Checked Out files'
    1 Posts | Last post May 25, 2011
  • Find window won't display in performance profiler "Functions" view
    1 Posts | Last post May 16, 2011
    • If you run the performance profiler and go to the "Functions" view, you can't bring up the find window. I have tried through the menu and by using Ctrl + F.  
      The only way I am able to get it to display, is by opening the find and replace dialog first and then changing the drop down to "Quick Find".  Has anyeone else seen this bug?
  • Remove and Sort issues
    1 Posts | Last post April 22, 2011
    • With the last update or two something has happened to Remove and Sort on save that has made it rather frustrating. If you save while there is a syntax issue the result is that this feature will remove all of the using statements.
  • Copy references
    1 Posts | Last post April 01, 2011
    • If I copy one or more COM Interop reference from one project to another, the copied references appear as "Enbedded interop types = True", even if it is false in the other project.
  • Install Error : System.IO.PathTooLongException
    1 Posts | Last post March 23, 2011
    • Hi, I have an "Install Error" like this:
      Install Error : System.IO.PathTooLongException: The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters.
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.BeginInstall(IInstallableExtension installableExtension, Boolean perMachine, AsyncOperation asyncOp)
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionManagerService.InstallWorker(IInstallableExtension extension, Boolean perMachine, AsyncOperation asyncOp)
      Can anyone help me?
      Thanks for reply.
  • if enable Solution navigator ,when open a c++ project .vs will throw excepton!
    1 Posts | Last post March 17, 2011
    • if enable Solution navigator ,when open a c++ project .vs will throw excepton!
      I only install c++ componet
      vs vesion: ultimate sp1
      os :win7 ultimate sp1
  • Copy/Paste References not working
    10 Posts | Last post March 10, 2011
    • Running Win7 32 bit, I get a COM Error result.  Am I missing something?
    • It's a new feature. Doesn't the error dialog look great in Win7?
    • Also when running VS under Win XP 32 bit...
    • Me too on Vista 32bit. Any idea on how to solve this bug?
    • Me too on Win7 x64. Copy reference works, but Paste reference returns "Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component".
    • is there a workaround for this realy ugly Error? I can't understand why this is not normaly in the IDE?? It works in VS2005 well whithout a extra AddIn or extension!!! :-(
    • Sigh... same here.
    • Ditto here. VS 2010 SP1
    • ... ok, it works for a reference that has "Copy Local" set to true but if that is set to false then it fails.
    • ... (sorry, testing it now) ... no, that's not it. If I changed it back to "copy local = false" then it still copy-pastes ok  - once. I dunno.
  • BUG: Copy and paste reference doesn't use same path to reference
    1 Posts | Last post March 09, 2011
    • We often copy references to a local lib folder (even if they're in the GAC) so that they can be committed to version control. When I add a reference to an assembly by specifying the local lib path and then try to copy and paste that reference into another project, the same assembly is not always referenced. 
      When the assembly is in the GAC, it seems that the reference points to that path. Also, I've noticed with NLog (which has several versions) that I don't even get the same assembly version (e.g. I start out with the version for .NET 2.0, but the pasted reference points to the .NET 4 version).
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