DevExpress menu disappearing from Visual Studio

June 23, 2009

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If you’ve installed DevExpress’ CodeRush (aka IDETools) for evaluation but can’t find the DevExpress menu in your Visual Studio, look no further. In evaluation mode the DevExpress menu is simply disabled and cannot be made visible unless you enter a valid registration code.

In my Visual Studio I can actually see the menu item flicker for a split second and then disappear.Too bad DevExpress chose to do things this way. It certainly won’t in courage me to buy the product.

The one remedy for this situation is that the keyboard shortcut for the DevExpress Options dialog is still available. Go “Ctrl+Shift+Alt+O” and you’re there.

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  1. Rory BeckerJune 24, 2009 ב 2:44 pm

    > Too bad DevExpress chose to do things this way.
    > It certainly won’t in courage me to buy the product.

    The Devexpress Menu is disabled for the free Products…Coderush Xpress (also RefactorVB etc).

    I believe this was by request of Microsoft who promote these products on their own site.

    This menu should not hide itself when the full version of Coderush is installed. This should go for the trial also.

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