Visual Studio 2010 Pro Power Tools is out !

Pro Power Tools just had been released to the Visual Studio Gallery today !

This cool little add-on really add things that Microsoft forgot to add to Visual Studio…

Things like:

Searchable Add Reference Dialog
The new Add Reference dialog makes it faster and easier for you to find the reference that you are looking for and add it to your VB, C# or F# project. 





Highlight Current Line
As the resolution of monitors increases, it’s becoming more difficult to find the caret in the code editor.  The highlight current line extension makes it easy to find the caret by highlighting the line that the caret is on in the editor.  You can even configure the default colour by changing the setting for “Current Line (Extension)” and “Current Line Inactive (Extension)” in Tools Options Fonts & Colors.



After: (Note the highlighted line where the cursor is)


This extension provides support for the HTML Clipboard format when copying code from the editor.  This means that you’ll no longer have to go fix up the formatting of your code when you paste it into a TFS bug form or any other HTML based control.

Triple Click
It’s never been easier to select a line of code from the mouse by simple triple-clicking anywhere on the line.

  • Fix Mixed Tabs
    Some developers prefer tabs, others prefer spaces, and nobody likes mixing tabs & spaces.  This extension promotes developer harmony by warning as they are open or save a file that has a mixture of tabs & spaces.  The information bar also provides an easy way to fix the file to suit your preference. 
  • Ctrl + Click Go To Definition
    This extension gives the editor a web browser by adding clickable hyperlinks to symbols in your code as you hold down the Ctrl key.
  • Align Assignments
    This extension is useful for making your code a little more readable by aligning the assignments when you type Ctrl+Alt+] such that it takes this:

  • And turns it into this:


    Colorized Parameter Help
    This extension improves consistency with the editor by applying syntax highlighting to the contents of the Parameter Help window for C# &VB. 

    Move Line Up/Down Commands
    This extension maps the Alt+Up Arrow & Alt+Down Arrow keys such that they will move the current line of code or the selected lines up and down through the editor. 

    Column Guides
    Since Visual Studio 2002, there has been a not so secret registry key which allowed user to draw a vertical line in the code editor.  This is very useful to remind developers that their full line of code or comments may not fit one a single screen. Thanks to this extension this feature has returned with UI configure it.  Simply place the cursor at the appropriate column and select Add Guideline from the context menu

    Download and install is over here

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