Monday, April 20, 2015

Visual Studio: Improve your build output with Project Hero

By default the Build output window in Visual Studio is not very user friendly. If you have a large project, you have to scroll a long list of output information to find relevant information.

Project Hero, you have to love the name, a free Visual Studio Extension tries to solve this.

Project Hero is a simple and easy to use plugin that allows you to see the build/clean status of projects in your solution in a clean and visual way. The need for findinga better alternative than the Output Window for large solution build notification drove this effort. I then landed upon Marius Bancila's plugin and that was no longer supported and hadn't been updated in years, and with no source code available I started from the drawing board.

Project Hero

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