Indent Guides v14

Rating:        Based on 8 ratings
Reviewed:  6 reviews
Downloads: 26789
Change Set: 38da90b06431
Released: Oct 26, 2013
Updated: Nov 8, 2014 by Zooba
Dev status: Stable Help Icon


Application IndentGuide v14.vsix
application, 170K, uploaded Oct 26, 2013 - 8038 downloads
Application IndentGuide v14 (VS 2010).vsix
application, 170K, uploaded Oct 26, 2013 - 18751 downloads

Release Notes


This release has a separate download for Visual Studio 2010. The first link is for VS 2012 and 2013.

Version History

Changed in v14
  • Improved performance when scrolling and editing
  • Fixed potential crash when Resharper is installed
  • Fixed highlight of guides split around pragmas in C++/C#
  • Restored VS 2010 support as a separate download

Changed in v13
  • Added page width guide lines
  • Added guide highlighting options
  • Fixed guides appearing over collapsed blocks
  • Fixed guides not appearing in newly opened files
  • Fixed some potential crashes
  • Fixed lines going through pragma statements
  • Various updates for VS 2012 and VS 2013
  • Removed VS 2010 support

Changed in v12.1:
  • Fixed crash when unable to start asynchronous analysis
  • Fixed upgrade from v11

Changed in v12:
  • background document analysis
  • new options dialog with Quick Set selections for behavior
  • new "glow" style for guides
  • new menu icon in VS 11
  • preview control now uses editor theming
  • highlighting can be customised on each line
  • fixed issues with collapsed code blocks
  • improved behaviour around left-aligned pragma/preprocessor commands (C#/C++)
  • new settings for controlling guides in empty lines
  • restructured settings storage (should be more reliable)
  • fixed potential deadlock in options dialog
  • fixed use of Edit.ViewIndentGuides from command window
  • added new caret handler (set HKCU\...\IndentGuide\CaretHandler to "IndentGuide.CaretAdjacent")

Changed in v11:
  • VS 11 support
  • new algorithm with improved performance and flexibility
  • fine-grained control of where guides appear
  • improved options dialog
  • guide line for the block containing the cursor is now highlighted
  • added settings upgrade from v9 and later (excluding betas)

Changed in v10:
  • line format may be set for each indent level
  • updated options pages
  • added "display line at text" option
  • fixed crashes for partial settings upgrades or upgrades from versions before v8
  • fixed crashes for active non-editor windows when opening options dialog
  • other stability and performance updates

Changed in v9:
  • fixed loading color on startup
  • improved update performance
  • added per-content type settings
  • revamped options page
  • improved guideline positioning

Changed in v8:
  • moved color setting to Indent Guides options page
  • added customizable empty line handling
  • made "empty line" include whitespace only lines
  • added en-AU/en-GB translations (ie. colour/color)

Reviews for this release

after trying
by hanzele on Jul 26 at 9:32 AM
Just does what is says, nice!
by suterma on Jun 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM
Works very nicely. It's a great help to follow indenting levels across pages and see a line at the right end so that you can avoid too long lines. Unfortunately, dotted lines are blurred, but it's still usable. - Don't downvote because of VS Express editions: They generally do not support any extensions. Read the VS edition feature sheet!
by LonelyPixel on Apr 30, 2014 at 8:59 AM
by uvtong on Nov 16, 2013 at 3:03 PM
As another said, there is no mention that this add-in doesn't work with VS Express 2013, which is a bit of a bugger.
by Eonfge on Apr 7, 2014 at 4:18 PM
it does not support VS Express
by davidshen84 on Apr 4, 2014 at 6:04 PM