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December 12th update resolves another Visual Studio crash

If you follow news from Whole Tomato, you know that Microsoft released several builds of Windows 10 with bugs that caused Visual Studio to crash when Visual Assist was installed. More recently, Microsoft introduced a change in Visual Studio 2017 15.5 that causes the Code Inspection feature of Visual Assist to crash. If you use Visual Studio 2017 and updated to 15.5, disable Code Inspection in the…
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November 14th update fixes one crash in Visual Studio

Two bugs in recent updates to Microsoft Windows 10 cause Visual Studio to crash when certain extensions, including Visual Assist, are installed. Microsoft fixed one of the bugs, a broken hook mechanism, in its November 14, 2017, update. All Windows 10 users with Visual…
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Recent updates to Microsoft Windows 10 cause Visual Studio to crash

Several bugs in recent updates to Microsoft Windows 10 cause Visual Studio to crash when certain extensions, including Visual Assist, are installed: Windows 10 Build 15063.608, issued Sept 12th, broke Windows hook procedures located in high memory. Windows Version 1709 (Fall Creators Update), released Oct 17th, broke also CreateWindow() and CreateWindowEx(). Microsoft is actively seeking…
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Visit Us at GDC 2017 in San Francisco

The Tomato will exhibit at the Game Developer Conference next week, March 1-3, in San Francisco. If you will attend the show, be sure to stop by booth 2438 and say hello. Get a peek at new and forthcoming features in Visual Assist, share with us your wish list, and…
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Visit Us at the Build 2016 conference in San Francisco

If you will attend Build 2016 in San Francisco this week, be sure to stop by our booth and say hello. Whole Tomato will demonstrate Visual Assist at the conference in an area dedicated to Visual Studio partners. We will have technical people on hand to answer questions about Visual Assist, walk through specific features, and listen to your wish lists. We will have a few giveaways as well. Click to…
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Compatibility of Visual Assist with Releases of an IDE

A few days ago, Microsoft announced the release candidate (RC) of Visual Studio 2015 Update 2. If you are a user of Visual Assist in this newest Microsoft IDE, any build of Visual Assist beginning with 2073 should work for you. I write “should” because builds of…
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A Developer of Visual Assist Saves Energy

I am a long-time member of the development team for Visual Assist. I also read a lot, often about the workings of the brain. I read recently Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. The author divides thinking methods into fast and slow. Fast is automatic; slow requires…
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Visual Assist and Visual Studio 2015 RTM

Microsoft released Visual Studio 2015 RTM this week. Visual Assist build 2068–the most recent build–supports the new IDE but not yet at release quality. There are a few known issues that will be resolved in our forthcoming builds: Enhanced listboxes–the ones with colored content and filtering toolbar–are available in C/C++ only. They are not yet available in C#. Not all internal quality…
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