Not sure if readers or users of Inventor .NET Addin Wizard have tried some common widgets there such as those web searchers and code refactors.
In case interested in, Visual Smarter deserves a try. It has many more common utilities and widgets to accelerate coding and manage solutions, projects, classes, documents, code and much more.
It can be found at another blog:
There is a single central place to have a look at and try all of our software:
Visual Smarter 2015 came out. It has many new utilities and widgets added, existing ones enhanced, bugs fixed, and all reorganized.
Now, it is an extension instead of add-in for Visual Studio. It still supports multiple editions and versions of Visual Studio, 2015/2013/2012.
Our own web site has finally been on-line.
Now people can query, download, and purchase the following software products in a single place:
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or product issues about our software.
Another build with #18.104.22.168 of Inventor .NET Addin Wizard 2015 was released. It can be downloaded and purchased from the same page:
In this build, many problems are fixed and issues addressed. The most two important aspects are about side by side installation/run with other wizard products such as Revit .NET Addin Wizard 2015, AutoCAD .NET Addin Wizard 2015, and Navisworks .NET Addin Wizard 2015, and the VSIX (Visual Studio Extension) deployment strategy.
Now two approaches are applied to make sure the extension (having the coders and widgets in toolbars) properly be installed to all application Visual Studios. One is to deploy the extension implicitly in the MSI itself, the other is to double check through launching the VSIX Installer explicitly after the MSI finishes, the final dialog being dismissed.
All in all, the key seems to be with the privilege when running the MSI. Please do run the MSI as Administrator if you want all features to be installed properly. Even if with the Visual Studio itself, running it as Administrator will avoid a lot tricky issues here and there.
The Inventor .NET Addin Wizard 2015 that was recently released is in fact the Professional 2.x major version. Issues will be fixed and features enhanced in the near future in minor builds for free update, in case you have already purchased an authorization code.
If the Coder/Widget toolbars of Inventor .NET Addin Wizard 2015 do not show up in any Visual Studio versions among 2012, 2013, and 2015, running the INAW2015.vsix directly from the installation folder will fix it.
Enjoy! If you like the wizards, coders, and widgets, please purchase an authorization to fully utilize all features any time.
In case readers are not aware of the features including Project Wizards, Item Wizards, and Toolbars (Coders and Widgets) of Inventor .NET Addin Wizard 2015 yet, the following big picture may give some good ideas:
Besides the big upgrade from Visual Studio Addin to Extension, all Wizards, Coders and Widgets have been refined and retested. Many bugs or issues, big or small, have been fixed or addressed. Even the Visual C++ Project Wizard has been provided.
Event Handler Creators of Inventor .NET Addin Wizard 2015 are easier to use. Two buttons are provided for each event handler creator UI to easily select or deselect all event items. Please give it a try and see.