Oh ok, I shouldn’t have done it, but it did happen. I’m back into C++ development for some time now, and I still find Visual Studio with Visual Assist X plugin the best for C++ development, including for Linux development. Even comparing to CLion (I have full paid license to all IntelliJ products) I still find Visual Studio superior even without plugins, but Visual Assist just makes it totally superior. You have some C# goodness in VAX, however I never found that C# needs any extra plugins in VS, it’s excellent without anything extra.
So after being back to VS I’ve decided to trial VAX after like 5 year break from it to see whether I liked it. Unfortunately after installing it I forgot about it completely as I had to work on other projects mostly in IntelliJ, and then the trial simply expired. Fortunately this guy has provided a reset script which works even after 4 years of it’s release. I’ve applied it to have a chance to play with VAX over the weekend, and it’s still awesome, so buying it right now!
.bat file content:
@echo off set tempfile="%temp%\1489AFE4.TMP" set regkey=HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Licenses set has_error=0 tasklist | find /I "devenv.exe" > NUL if %errorlevel% == 0 ( echo Please close Visual Studio and try again. exit /B 1 ) echo. echo Resetting Visual Assist X trial period echo Deleting registry key %regkey% ... reg delete %regkey% /f if %errorlevel% == 1 ( echo Registry key was not deleted. set has_error=1 ) echo. echo Deleting temporary file %tempfile% ... del %tempfile%>NUL echo. if %has_error% == 0 ( echo Done. Visual Assist X should have forgotten about your trial period now. ) else ( echo Done. However, maybe not everything worked out right. ) exit /B %has_error%
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