I love this extension and have been using it for a couple of years, but after the latest update it's started crashing during C++ compilation. Interestingly, disabling VSColorOutput or Visual Assist fixes the crash. Is it possible to get historical versions of VSColorOutput so I can go back to one that doesn't crash?
That used to be very useful extension until it started to crash VS2010 Professional + SP1 when I compile one of my C++ project. It started to happen after recent update. This is 100% reproducable on my PC - I disable exactly this extension and it doesn't crash. Temporarily disable extension on my PC. Please fix.
Dinging me here guarantees you will not get support. Use GitHub or Q/A. (Guess what? Later he went to GitHub, got his problem fixed. Amazing how that works. The crash is in another extension (Visaul Assist). Please check your stack traces).
How difficult it would be to add a feature that would allow to filter lines using regex so only matching lines would be displayed? I have no experience with writing VS extensions. I would like to use your source code as an inspiration to develop something like that.
I've looked into this before. The text buffer is read-only. I have searched for a way to access the document buffer but it's not exposed to extensions. You could of course just color the non-interesting lines the same as the background, but I suspect what you really want is to collapse the view to only those lines that match the regex. Given what I know, I don't think this is possible at this time.
Microsoft Visual Studio
The extension could not be installed because the following error occurred:
The extension 'VSColorOutput' requires a version of the .NET Framework that is not installed.
I have .net 4.5.2 installed.
VSColorOutput 2.0 requires .NET 4.6 or later. It would be nice to have this requirement stated on the docs, as not everyone is using Windows 10, Visual Studio 2015 or .NET Framework 4.6 yet.
Reminder: .NET 4.5.2 will become the minimum .NET 4.x version supported by Microsoft just in a few weeks. Also, Microsoft encourages developers to upgrade to .NET 4.6 or 4.6.1.
there is no Need for 4.6. I've downloded the VSColorOutput.vsix, expanded it, changed the SupportedFrameworkRuntimeEdition entry in extension.vsixmanifest back to 4.5, created a new zip and renamed it back to VSColorOutput.vsix and it installs fine and works fine with .net 4.5.2
Nice one, Mike, very useful. It's a shame color settings have no effect. Changing regular expressions and patterns list works as expected, but the colors are always default. Can you please have a look at the problem? Thank you!
If you use the VS 2015 Dark Theme and your output starts showing a white background then go to Tools/Options/Fonts and Colors and for the VSColorOutput items set the background to custom and use RGB 30, 30, 30.
The color scheme of text background color by VSColorOutput in VS output window is not correct after changing the visual studio theme to dark, and then later back to blue. The background colors of the text keep behaving like it would be the dark VS scheme.