Entrian Solutions

Entrian Inline Watch 1.0.13: Suppress display for a type.

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 by Richie Hindle

I’m pleased to announce Entrian Inline Watch 1.0.13, which adds one new feature:

  • You can specify an empty format definition in the Object Formats list to suppress the display of values for a given type. Thanks, David.

and fixes two bugs:

  • When pinning a popup window under a High Contrast theme, the pin icon is now clearly visible. Thanks, Martin.
  • Where the name of a type contains a space, eg. a C structure like struct _IO_FILE, you can now define an Object Format for it. Thanks, David.

You can download this release from here or get it from the Visual Studio Marketplace.

Entrian Inline Watch 1.0.12: Double-click to add a Watch entry.

Sunday, August 11th, 2019 by Richie Hindle

I’m very happy to announce Entrian Inline Watch 1.0.12, which adds one new feature:

  • You can now double-click a value bubble to add an entry for that expression to the Watch window. Thanks, Paul.

Download it from here or get from the Visual Studio Marketplace.

Entrian Source Search 1.7.19: Various bugfixes

Sunday, August 11th, 2019 by Richie Hindle

I’m pleased to announce Entrian Source Search 1.7.19, which fixes four bugs:

  • Keystrokes in the Search box now always go to the Search box, rather than sometimes going to the current source file. Thanks, Hao, Daniel, and Avraham.
  • Opening a Markdown file from the Source Search search results now works when you have Mads Kristensen’s Markdown Editor extension installed. Thanks, Kuo.
  • Pressing Escape now reliably returns focus from the Source Search query box to the active document; previously you sometimes had to press Escape twice. Thanks, Mark.
  • After you open a solution and Source Search restores its tabs, if you run a search and then open a new tab, your search is now properly stored in the history. Thanks, Jools.

You can download this new release from the download page or from the Visual Studio Marketplace.

Entrian Inline Watch 1.0.11: Support for Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1.

Monday, May 27th, 2019 by Richie Hindle

I’m pleased to announce Entrian Inline Watch 1.0.11, which now supports Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1.  The previous release was erroneously marked as only working with 16.0 rather than all 16.x versions.  Thanks, Cahit and target2.

Download from here or get from the Marketplace.


Entrian Source Search 1.7.18: Now works with .NET Framework 4.8 in Visual Studio 2019

Monday, May 27th, 2019 by Richie Hindle

I’m relieved to announce Entrian Source Search 1.7.18, which, when running under .NET Framework 4.8 within Visual Studio 2019, no longer appears as either a blank rectangle or an entertainingly transparent rectangle, through which you can see your desktop.  Thanks, Mark, Martin, and Morten.

Available for download from here or in the Visual Studio Marketplace.

Please note that the Source Search tool window won’t appear where you last left it, the first time you see it after the upgrade.  It’s effectively a new window as far as Visual Studio is concerned, so it will appear in a default place and you’ll need to dock it again.

Full support for Visual Studio 2019

Monday, April 1st, 2019 by Richie Hindle

I’m pleased to announce new versions of Entrian Source Search, Entrian Attach, and Entrian Inline Watch, all of which now fully support Visual Studio 2019.

Full support for Visual Studio 2019 means that all three extensions use background loading, so they won’t necessarily load as soon as Visual Studio loads, or as soon as your solution loads.  They will load as soon as you trigger one of their commands, but otherwise there can be a few seconds’ delay, before Source Search starts indexing, or before Attach will attach to newly started processes.  Neither you nor I get any control over this, I’m afraid.

As well as support for Visual Studio 2019, these releases include the following fixes and features:

Entrian Source Search:

  • You can no longer close a locked tab; you need to unlock it first.  Thanks, Mary.
  • Closing a tab that was restored from a previous session now closes the correct tab rather than some other one.  Thanks, Marius.
  • Fixed a crash when you start a search, right-click in the results before they update, then click a menu command after they update.  Thanks, Jools.
  • Fixed a bogus occasional ‘Error saving settings; Retry?’ message.  Thanks Brett.

Entrian Attach:

  • No longer fails to work if you have a file called ‘C:\Program’ on your C drive.  Don’t do that, by the way.
  • Installation now works properly if you have an instance of Visual Studio that only includes the build tools, as well as a full instance.  Thanks, Vlad.


Here are the new releases:

Entrian Source Search 1.7.17: DownloadMarketplace

Entrian Attach 1.4.7: DownloadMarketplace

Entrian Inline Watch 1.0.10: DownloadMarketplace


Support for Visual Studio 2019

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 by Richie Hindle

I’m pleased to announce new versions of Entrian Source Search, Entrian Attach, and Entrian Inline Watch, all of which work with Visual Studio 2019 Preview.

These versions are not yet optimised for Visual Studio 2019, so they may cause deprecation warnings.  There’ll be new versions available before the final release of VS 2019 that will fix those warnings.

Entrian Source Search 1.7.16: Download / Marketplace

Entrian Attach 1.4.6: DownloadMarketplace

Entrian Inline Watch 1.0.9: Download / Marketplace


Entrian Source Search 1.7.15: Saved tabs and history, trim leading whitespace, lots of bugfixes

Saturday, May 19th, 2018 by Richie Hindle

I’m pleased to announce Entrian Source Search 1.7.15, with these fixes and features:

  • Your tabs, search history, etc. are now saved and restored between sessions.  Thanks, Boris.
  • You can now choose to trim any leading whitespace from the lines in the results list.  Thanks, Ernie.
  • You can once again use a UNC path as an index root.  Thanks, Allen and Brady.
  • When using a High DPI display mode, Source Search dialogs containing multiline text boxes no longer suffers from layout glitches.  Thanks, Yash.
  • Searching using a wildcard in a filename, eg. [file:jquery.*.js] now returns all the results, rather than missing out a seemingly random subset of them.  Thanks, Jools.
  • Wildcards in filename filters now behave more as you’d expect: prefixed wildcards (eg. j*) in filenames can now match more than one token rather than just one, so [file:j*.js] matches jquery-ui.min.js as well as jquery.js.  Thanks, Jools.
  • After a crash disables Source Search, triggering it again now asks whether you want to re-enable it, rather then telling you to use the “More / Enable…” command to do so.  The problem with old message was that if the Source Search window wasn’t visible, there was no way to get to that “”More / Enable…” command.  Thanks, Walter.
  • When you resize the Visual Studio window during a search, so that the Search box changes size, the spinner now maintains its position at the right-hand end of the search box.  Thanks, Jools.
  • The ‘Show only filename/folder’ and ‘Don’t show filename/folder’ commands now work properly with filenames and folders that contain spaces.  Thanks, Avraham.
  • In C-family languages, if you have source file with an unclosed string, the syntax highlighting now recovers rather than highligting the whole of the rest of the file as a string.
  • Using a text filter (This +That, meaing ‘search for This in files containing That’) for an index with a directory mapping now works properly.  Thanks, Huy.
  • In the dark theme, the results list header now has visible separators between the columns.  Thanks, Jools.
  • Source Search no longer fails on startup when the ANSI codepage is set to UTF-8.  Thanks, Justin.
  • Single tokens that are many hundreds of characters long no longer cause rendering glitches in the autocomplete dropdown.  Thanks, Sam.
  • Alt+= on a Lisp symbol in a .dc or .dcx file now searches for the whole symbol.  Thanks, Jonathan.
  • The Source Search installer no longer has a dependency on MSVCP140.dll, which isn’t present on all developer PCs.  Thanks, Derrick.

You can download this new release from the download page or from the Visual Studio Marketplace.

Entrian Inline Watch 1.0.8: Small fixes and features

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 by Richie Hindle

I’m pleased to announce Entrian Inline Watch 1.0.8, with these fixes and features:

  • Fixed “This Visual is not connected to a PresentationSource” crash.
  • You can now display integer values in fixed-length hex format, for example {m_color,6x}.  Thanks, Martin.
  • The config dialog is now shown in a sensible place on multi-monitor setups.
  • Object display rules that include leading hex values no longer have that leading hex unexpectedly stripped off.  Thanks, Martin.

This new release is available from the download page or the gallery.

Entrian Source Search 1.7.14: Fixes for OutOfMemoryException

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 by Richie Hindle

I’m pleased to announce the release of Entrian Source Search 1.7.14, which should no longer crash when it encounters an OutOfMemoryException when searching.

1.7.13 fixed this for the indexing process, and 1.7.14 fixes it for searching.  Visual Studio is a 32-bit process, and uses up memory like it’s going out of fashion.  If you happen to be using Source Search at the point that the address space runs out, it now tries to report that sensibly rather than displaying its crash dialog.

1.7.14 also includes a couple of other tweaks:

  • The default root folder when you use Open Folder is now the folder you’ve opened, not its parent.
  • Source Search gives up searching when it reaches one million hits; that now happens earlier in the searching process, so you get your million hits more quickly.  🙂

You can download this new release from the download page or from the Visual Studio Marketplace.