Build Announcements

Visual Assist build 2331 is available

Extensibility has long been a strength of Microsoft Visual Studio, but extending the IDE too greatly can impede its startup. Thus, many developers are familiar with Visual Studio’s yellow status message that suggests an extension is likely causing slow startup. To alleviate slow startups, Microsoft has encouraged partners to load their extensions asynchronously. That encouragement is now a…
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Visual Assist build 2302 is available

Honestly, the title of this post should be “Visual Assist build 2302 has been available for a long time”. I have been lax in writing. Fortunately, if you enable notifications of new builds in the options dialog of Visual Assist, you would have discovered build 2302 not long after it was released. And if you clicked through a what’s-new link, you would have learned what improved…
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Visual Assist build 2291 is available

Visual Assist build 2291 is a minor release that fine tunes several, well-loved features–ones that seem never to be finished. Find References (Shift+Alt+F) in Visual Assist is the big brother of the like-named command in Visual Studio. (At one time, Visual Assist provided…
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Visual Assist build 2283.2 is available

We strive to release only high-quality builds of Visual Assist, but this latest round required a few attempts to get right. Fortunately, build 2283.2 is worth the wait. It has several, oft-requested improvements. The dialog for Open File in Solution (Shift+Alt+O), improved…
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Visual Assist build 2270 is available

Exhibiting at the Game Developer Conference (GDC) in March gave us the rare opportunity to interact—face to face—with a lot of Visual Assist users. Those who visited our booth picked up tips and swag, and left behind terrific feedback. The interactions gave us a better understanding of how Visual Assist is used, and how we could improve an already great product. A few of the improvements are…
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Visual Assist build 2258 is available

Visual Assist build 2258 is the first of the new calendar year and evidence of a return to normalcy at Whole Tomato. Last year’s dealing with bugs in the Fall Creators Update was an unwelcome distraction. Long-time users of Visual Assist know that Open File in Solution…
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Visual Assist build 2248 is available

Visual Assist build 2248 closes our dealing with recent bugs in Windows 10 and a problem with Visual Studio 2017. Prior posts in this blog describe the bugs and the workarounds, but the outcome of the ordeal is that if you use Windows 10—version 1703 or 1709—update to…
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Visual Assist build 2237 is available

Visual Assist build 2237 fixes one bug applicable only to users with Unreal Engine 4 (UE4). The fix prevents a hang of Visual Studio that might occur when smart suggestions appear for UPARAM(). If you develop with UE4, download the installer for build 2237. If you don’t develop with UE4, or have no idea what UE4 is, you are welcome to skip the build. Visual Assist build 2237 requires…
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