Visual studio 2008 compatibility

Oct 10, 2007 at 1:27 PM
Is last published version compatible with Visual studio 2008 beta 2?
Developer
Oct 13, 2007 at 2:22 AM
Hi,

The last published version is not compatible with Visual Studio 2008. But you can do some manual configuration to make PowerToys work on Visual Studio 2008. Below is the steps:

1. find the path PowerToys files is in.
Normally, the file path should be in "%APPDATA%\Microsoft\MSEnvShared\Addins".

2. edit the configuration files to make the add-in work in Visual Studio 2008.
There are three binaries and two configuration files. What you need to do is editing the configuration files.“ClassDesignerEnhancements.AddIn” and “DesignToolsEnhancements.AddIn”In those files, go to the 5th line, Edit the line
"<Version>8.0</Version>" to "<Version>9.0</Version>".

These will make PowerToys effect on Visual Studio 2008.
But we have to clarify is that the PowerToys is designed for 2005. Then there will be some issues when using it on VS2008. One of the most is that the ClassDesigner behave only a read-only manner in VS2008, but the version on Codeplex will enable you to edit code which may mess your Source code. Also there are other issues, be carefull.

By the way, PowerToys for VS2008 is also under consideration.
Coordinator
Dec 4, 2007 at 1:41 AM


yeqing07 wrote:
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These will make PowerToys effect on Visual Studio 2008.
But we have to clarify is that the PowerToys is designed for 2005. Then there will be some issues when using it on VS2008. One of the most is that the ClassDesigner behave only a read-only manner in VS2008, but the version on Codeplex will enable you to edit code which may mess your Source code. Also there are other issues, be carefull.

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Hi,
The above message might be a little misleading.
1.
In VS2008, ClassDesigner is 'read-only' for C++. Which means, in C++ project, modifying the diagram will not cause the source code changes. However if VS2005 version of PowerToys is installed and configured to work with VS2008, some UI entrance will be exposed and C++ code will be editable, which might be risky.
The behavior of C# and VB in VS2008 would be the same as in VS2005.
2.
We have a new version of PowerToys available now. it's compatible with VS2008, and will be published soon. Stay tuned!
Thanks
Yang
Jan 12, 2008 at 8:16 PM
Hi,

Do you have any timeframe for releasing a new version for VS 2008? It was a great tool for VS 2005 and we miss it in VS 2008

Thanks
Jan 15, 2008 at 1:16 PM
I'm also very interested in finding out when the VS 2008 compatible version will be released. I would also be happy to beta test it for you.

Thanks,
Dave
Coordinator
Jan 31, 2008 at 1:31 AM
We don't have a timeframe yet, but we'll definitely do our best to publish it ASAP.

Thanks!
Yang
Feb 6, 2008 at 12:03 PM
Hi!

I followed the yeqing07's steps and did the manual configuration to make PowerToys work on Visual Studio 2008, changing version from 8.0 yo 9.0 in .addin files.
Now it appears in Tools > Add-in manager... and the commands "Filter Members", "Filter Lines" and "Filter Appeareace" appears disabled in "Class Diagram" menu. All others "PowerToys for the Class Designer" commands do not apear in menus. Also "Pan & Zoom" and "Documentation" windows don't appear in Views > Others Windows menu.

Anybody can help me?

Thanks.
Coordinator
Feb 22, 2008 at 4:05 AM
Hi, Rupepa,

Could you go to Menu -> Tools -> Options -> Modeling Add-Ins, and check the features' states?

A good news is, PowerToys compatible with VS2008 is published!
You could give the new release a try!

Thanks!
Yang
Feb 22, 2008 at 9:30 PM
Hi! Yang,

Now PowerToys for Class Designer is working perfectly in VS2008!

Congratulations! PowerToys for Class Designer is really an excellent addin-in!

Thank you.

Rupepa