Archive for November, 2005

Major DPack update with Visual Studio 2005 (RTM) support is out

I’m proud to announce that after several months of development, new DPack version 2.5.1 with Visual Studio 2005 (RTM) support is finally released. Please note that all Visual Studio 2005 pre-RTM versions are no longer supported.

Here’s what’s new and changed in this version:

  • Added new Solution Browser feature.
  • Added opened files only option to File Browser feature.
  • Added support for Whidbey RTM. All pre-RTM versions are no longer supported.
  • Removed Bookmarks feature task list support and introduced a brand new bookmarks toolwindow accessible from the View menu.
  • Repackaged all assemblies into a single assembly. This should improve overall DPack load time.
  • Introduced a new installation task, which adds a Windows shell “Visual Studio Command Prompt Here” item. This is simply a convenient shortcut to Visual Studio command prompt batch file.
  • Introduced search matching filter toolbar to all browsers. One of the matching filters is called smart matching. It first filters all items whose names match filter criteria from the start. It then adds all items whose names match filter criteria anywhere in their names.
  • Fixed editor selection problem on VS 2005. The problem had to do with editor cursor disappearing sometimes after using either Code Browser or File Browser feature.
  • Improved Code Navigation feature to jump to the begging/end of the property declaration if the cursor is positioned somewhere within the method or property getter/setter.
  • Modified Framework Browser not to delete cache file on each installation.
  • Added files count and ratio columns to Solution Statistics dialog.
  • Added some of Numbered Bookmarks, and all of Code Navigation and Surround With feature menu items back to the Edit menu. This means that these commands are available for customization again.
  • Various C++ support bug fixes.
  • Added Emacs support for all browser features to emulate Ctrl-P/Ctrl-N as up/down arrow keys.
  • Some error handling improvements.
  • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements.

The new version is available at www.usysware.com/dpack/. Enjoy!

Sergey @ USysWare

DPack 2.5 (Beta 3) with Visual Studio 2005 (RTM) support is out

New DPack beta is out just in time for Visual Studio 2005 launch event. Final DPack version 2.5 should be available sometime by the end of this month.

Here’s what’s new and changed in this release:

  • Added new Solution Browser feature.
  • Modified Solution Backup feature to calculate relative file path when full path configuration option is not selected.
  • Fixed an editor selection problem on VS 2005. The problem had to do with the editor cursor disappearing sometimes after using either Code Browser or File Browser feature.
  • Modified Framework Browser not to delete cache file on each installation.
  • Added support for Whidbey RTM. Please note that all pre-RTM Whidbey versions such as Beta 2, CTPs and RC are no longer supported. DPack will install and run on Whidbey RC but as I said, that version is not supported.
  • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements.

The new version is available at www.usysware.com/dpack/. Enjoy!

Sergey @ USysWare