Visual Assist build 2217 is available

Build 2217 follows an earlier hiatus in builds and puts us back on track to issue six or seven builds this year. Whereas we started the year introducing a big feature, Code Inspection,  build 2217 is primarily a bug-fix build. Many of the fixes, as you can imagine, relate to Code Inspection.

Aside from fixes, build 2217 improves the Open File in Solution (OFIS) dialog such that loading of system files can be interrupted—without the dialog’s closing.

The OFIS dialog always includes files in the current solution but if you uncheck the box to load system files as well, pressing Esc or clicking Stop during the load will interrupt their loading. Interrupting does not affect the loading of solution files. If an interrupt was effective, the OFIS dialog will contain all solution files and a partial list of system files.

Build 2217 also introduces a Code Inspection that converts unadorned, ASCII strings with escaped characters to raw string literals.

Build 2217 is recommended for all users of Visual Assist, especially those using Code Inspection. Software maintenance is required through 2017.04.26.

Check out the complete list of what’s new in build 2217, learn about Code Inspection, or download the installer.