Visual Assist build 2341 is available

The steady stream of functional and quality improvements to Visual Assist continues despite the recent hiccups with new purchasing and licensing systems. (Those systems are being ironed out.)

Visual Assist build 2341 improves one of its earliest features—enhanced syntax coloring—with the ability to set separate coloring for namespace identifiers and qualifiers, and enum members. Separate coloring of namespace identifiers and qualifiers was implemented primarily so the qualifiers can be dimmed, making it easier to read “remaining” code.

Another early feature of Visual Assist, Quick Info, became an enhancement to Visual Studio when Microsoft introduced its equivalent eons ago. Visual Assist build 2341 enhances the feature yet again by including in tooltips comments from parent classes. The additional comments are especialy valuable when referencing methods that override well-documented ones. Comments for the current symbol now include those from the immediate parent class, and the root parent.

Finally, build 2341 improves Encapsulate Field, a refactoring that lets you restrict or filter access to a member field. Encapsulate Field now allows an accessor to be omitted.

Build 2341 requires software maintenance through 2019.07.11.

Check out the complete list of what’s new in build 2341; learn to specify enhanced syntax colorslearn to enhance Quick Info; or download the installer for build 2341.