Color Options and Build Speed

Greetings,

I have two questions:

1) Could someone explain in clear terms what the common effect is of the
color problem that is supposed to be fixed by Microsoft? My experience is
that parameters are green, some things show up black, and when I debug, I
don't get a yellow line marker for where I'm debugging. An more detailed
explanation and update to the "Known Issues" page would be helpful.

2) I tried build 218 and loved it (despite the strange colors) but couldn't
use it because my builds were MUCH slower. Has anyone seen this? Is there
anything I can do about it?

Thanks for the great product. I can't wait until I can start developing
with pleasure again...

Michael


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Hello Michael,

1) The problem with colors in VS 2005 basically stems from the fact
that VS 2005 text editor enables only up to 64 display items (Tools|Options|Environment
Fonts and Colors) to work properly, as
it allocates 6 bits for color information of a piece of text. Any registered
display items beyond this 64 limit will
erroneously get colors of some of the first 64 display items. That is why
your parameters are green - they are
actually colored as bookmarks (if I remember correctly). Given that VS itself
registers about 50 display items,
only a very small number of external display items (like 'ReSharper ...'
ones) work correctly.

The problem is fixed in a hotfix, the redistributable version of the hotfix
should appear soon. We're going to
include it into the ReSharper installation package.

2) Unfortunately we have no idea what causes slowdown of builds with 218.
Have you tried 219 yet?


Regards,
Dmitry Shaporenkov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

Greetings,

I have two questions:

1) Could someone explain in clear terms what the common effect is of
the color problem that is supposed to be fixed by Microsoft? My
experience is that parameters are green, some things show up black,
and when I debug, I don't get a yellow line marker for where I'm
debugging. An more detailed explanation and update to the "Known
Issues" page would be helpful.

2) I tried build 218 and loved it (despite the strange colors) but
couldn't use it because my builds were MUCH slower. Has anyone seen
this? Is there anything I can do about it?

Thanks for the great product. I can't wait until I can start
developing with pleasure again...

Michael



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