Visual Studio 2013 support

Oct 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM
I've actually wanted this so much that I downloaded a (disconnected) copy of the source, updated the target framework, some other references and the manifest file, ran tests successfully, compiled a vsix package and installed it successfully!

The manifest file differs from the "new" vsix manifest schema, but I avoided updating this and just copied the section where version 10.0 was specified and put 12.0. Also target framework updated: MaxVersion="4.5". Don't know if that was needed.

As you can see, I'm a bit new to extension development, not sure which references to change, which have to be "embed interop types" etc. I'm not sure about versions of referenced assemblies. I've got VS 2010, 2012 and 2013 installed, and I'm not sure if I've put all the correct references.

Now, how do I go about committing/sharing this? Should this be a new branch?
Oct 18, 2013 at 4:45 PM
Edited Oct 18, 2013 at 4:46 PM
Thanks for doing this.

Set up a pull request and I'll add it.
Oct 18, 2013 at 6:25 PM
Never mind. I hacked the manifest and released a new version.
Oct 18, 2013 at 7:41 PM
I tested in VS2010 and noticed I was getting an error. Then I tried the same thing, because I thought about it even before that and wanted to see if only that was sufficient. And it was.

However, when I was testing in VS2010, I noticed strage colors :)
I guess you went for a middle ground to be compatible with both light and dark backgrounds and change the background to a dark color when it's white. Also, I wish the contrast was a bit better even in VS2013. It's cool that source code is available, if I figure out it really bothers me I'll change it I guess.
Nov 11, 2013 at 6:01 PM
is it working for you ?

I installed in under vs2013 but it doesn't colorize the output at all.
Nov 11, 2013 at 6:04 PM
Yes. It's hard to say why it doesn't work in your case. Microsoft keeps f-ing up the internals and I've grown weary of chasing them.

- Mike

Nov 12, 2013 at 1:23 AM
For me it's working fine in 2013. I'm using the latest version (1.4.6). Did you install it from the "Extensions and updates" manager inside VS?
Nov 15, 2013 at 1:37 PM
Yes I have the 1.4.6 too. Tested on 2 differents machine, both have the issue.
It's have the Ultimate version 12.02.21005.1 REL

Now that I don't have the colors anymore, I don't realize how hard it is to use the output.
Nov 15, 2013 at 4:02 PM
I deactivated VsCommand 2013 (latest version) and I got vsColorOutput working !
Nov 16, 2013 at 11:58 AM
Cool! Glad you got it working!