Integrated Color Picker 1.2 released for Visual Studio IDE.

Color Picker version 1.2 released with HSL, HSB\HSV, CMYK color codes and Tints & Shades of the selected color.

The New look is here,

Integrated Color Picker for Visual Studio IDE

If you see the below UI, you will get an idea about the changes. Thanks Martin for the suggestions.

Integrated Color Picker for Visual Studio IDE

Integrated Color Picker for Visual Studio IDE offers the below options,

  • Color Selection from Color Canvas.
  • Color Selection from Available Colors.
  • Color Selection from Standard Colors.
  • Color Selection from Saved Colors.
  • Color Selection using Eyedropper.
  • Copy\Paste Color codes (Name, Hex, #Hex, RGBA, ARGB, HSL, HSB\HSV and CMYK).
  • Color Tints & Shades.

Read more from Color Picker Page.

Integrated Color Picker 1.1 released for Visual Studio IDE.

I just released Color Picker version 1.1 with cosmetic and functional changes.

The New look is here,

Integrated Color Picker for Visual Studio IDE

If you see the below UI, you will get an idea about the UI changes. Thanks Martin and Eric for the suggestions.

Integrated Color Picker for Visual Studio

Apart from the UI change, I have removed color canvas control ( Extended WPF toolkit) from this version to fix style issue in windows 8 environment.

Integrated Color Picker for Visual Studio IDE offers the below options,

  • Color Selection from Color Canvas.
  • Color Selection from Available Colors.
  • Color Selection from Standard Colors.
  • Color Selection from Saved Colors.
  • Color Selection using Eyedropper.
  • Copy\Paste Color codes (Name, Hex, #Hex, RGBA and ARGB)

Read more from Color Picker Page.

Web Search – Visual Studio Plugin for Integrated Search Options in IDE

As a developer we often search some thing in Internet search engines or in favourite blogs. If you are working with Visual Studio then the search might be related to an exception, keyword, referenced items or any text that is in any code file.

I have published a Visual Studio plugin to do the same kind of activity inside the IDE.

Search anything from Visual Studio IDE using Web Search Plugin\Addin

Web Search

The plugin supports below options,

  • Multiple search options included in all Text Editor, Reference Items, Error List. (Integrated search options for Visual Studio IDE)
  • Currently this Add-in works fine with Visual Studio 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012.
  • You can customize web-search by configure option.
  • Open Search in Default Web Browser or Visual Studio Tab or any other installed browser.
  • Change WebSearch context menu position
  • Easy access with Shortcut key. I use Alt+F1.
  • WebSearch context menu availabe in all most all editor files.
  • WebSearch menu also availabe in Tools menu with default search option.
  • Configurable shortcut key.
  • WebSearch menu in Tools menu
  • WebSearch context menu in all Text Editor, Reference Items, Error List.

Click here to read more from Visual Studio Gallery. Interested in creating something like this then you might wanted to check WebSearch on the Code Project

Click here to DownloadVisual Studio Plugin Addin

Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 Now Available

VS_Purp256_rgb-1[1]Microsoft released Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 on January 20, 2014. Visual Studio 2013 updates are cumulative releases that include the new features and fixes, this update fixed various issues.

For information about the latest update, see Visual Studio Updates and the Visual Studio Update KB article.

How to install Visual Studio 2013 Update 1?

You can download Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 from the below mentioned Microsoft server links,

Note: Microsoft scanned this file for viruses and claims to be virus free.

In case if you have used Web Installer then the computer must be connected to the Internet while Installing.

If you want to create an offline installer from web installer of the update then, once the web installer download is complete, open a command prompt, navigate to the download location, and run VS2013.1.exe /layout. Then specify where to download the files and click the Download button. Once downloaded, you can run VS2013.1.exe from the download location to install the update.