Are you stuck on Microsoft Visual Studio, with Window 10 Anniversary Edition and missing QTCreator features such as rename refactoring?

msvc_refactor

Just like QT Creator, I need it, and I want it now!

I found an interesting free extension of MSVC named “Visual C++ Refactoring”. You can get it here.

msvc_extension

Easy, right? However if you got an error message because your .NET Framework has a different version hear me out:

  • Rename the file you downloaded from .vsix to .zip and unzip it.
  • In the extension.vsixmanifest find the line:

<Dependency Id=”Microsoft.Framework.NDP” DisplayName=”Microsoft .NET Framework” Version=”4.5″ />;

  • Replace the .NET Framework version from 4.5 to yours, save and close the file.

If you don’t know which .NET Framework versions you have installed follow this guide.

msvc_regedit

In my case the version (394802) wasn’t even listed in the Microsoft guide, so I used 4.6.

  • Zip all the extension files, and rename it back to .vsix

And that’s all!

msvc_refactor2

If you need a hand with the .vsix editing, you can dowload my altered version here (106Kb).

Post based on: https://github.com/paulcbetts/SaveAllTheTime/issues/39

 

 

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