MZ-Tools 8.0 Build 8.0.0.70 released introducing a line indenter, a line indentation review, other enhancements and bug fixes

Yesterday May 1, 2016, MZ-Tools 8.0.0.70 was released. This build fixes a lot of (minor) bugs, but most importantly, it introduces two new features: a line indenter and a line indentation review, as explained in Moving from MZ-Tools 3.0 to 8.0 Part 31: It’s about time: A line indenter and line indentation review.

It also introduces some enhancements such as:

  • A Comment field in the code templates of the Code Library.
  • New Next Item/Previous Item buttons have been introduced in all the toolwindows that show a treeview or listview.
  • An option to delete the whole line, in the Replace panel of the Find/Replace feature.
  • When double-clicking a dead code result for a variable, parameter, etc., the whole declaration is selected (rather than only its name) to allow you to delete it pressing the Del key.
  • If you right-click the setup and click the Run as Administrator menu entry, the product is installed using machine-wide COM-registration (rather than the default current-user COM-registration), so that you can use Office with admin rights if you require it for some reason (previously MZ-Tools didn’t load and showed an error in that scenario).
  • The setup can be installed now in silent mode (with the /VERYSILENT command-line option).

The complete changelog is the following:

MZ-Tools 8.0.0.70 released (May 1, 2016)

  • New feature [Internal] (VB/VBA): Line Indenter.
  • New feature [Internal] (VB/VBA): Line Indenting Review (part of the Quality Review).
  • Enhanced [Internal] (All): Added Previous Item / Next Item buttons on toolbar of Results window, TabIndex Assistant, Control Explorer, Control Name Assistant, Favorite Code Elements and Favorite Solutions/Projects.
  • Enhanced [#10729] (All): The whole line or declaration is selected when locating code elements such as fields, variables, constants and parameters, to ease its removal pressing the Del key.
  • Enhanced [#10844] (All): Added option to delete whole line in replace panel.
  • Enhanced [#10923] (All): Added Comment field to code templates of code library.
  • Enhanced [#11047] (All): The Tab character is now used when exporting contents of a treeview to a text file.
  • Enhanced [Internal] (All): The trial version now shows a warning the first day and the last days.
  • Enhanced [Internal] (All): The setup of MZ-Tools 8.0 for VBA can be installed now optionally with admin rights to allow Office apps to run with admin rights.
  • Fixed [#10883] (All): Changed order of controls in Control Explorer from theoretical tabindex to actual tabindex.
  • Fixed [#10883] (All): Changed default focus in Control Explorer from treeview to property grid.
  • Fixed [#10918] (All): The setup didn’t work with the /VERYSILENT command-line flag.
  • Fixed [#10943] (All): The Method Callers feature didn’t support Declare / DllImport methods.
  • Fixed [#10886] (All): When the IDE was maximized on a secondary screen, resizable modal windows were shown on the primary screen.
  • Fixed [#10908] (All): System.NotSupportedException “The given path’s format is not supported.” could happen in some cases creating folders.
  • Fixed [#10890] (All): The External Utilities feature didn’t allow more than one command with different parameters.
  • Fixed [#10728] (All): UnauthorizedAccessException generating HTML/XML documentation was not handled friendly.
  • Fixed [#10726] (All): The Split/Combine Lines feature ignores the selection.
  • Fixed [#10877] (All): System.ArgumentException “Illegal characters in path.” could happen in some cases.
  • Fixed [#11021] (All): The Control Name Assistant showed incorrect height for textboxes when the DPI setting was greater than 96 dpi.
  • Fixed [#11046] (All): NullReferenceException could happen in Control Explorer.
  • Fixed [#11087] (All): Statements ending with the statement separator “:” were considered labels and were not numbered.
  • Fixed [#11086] (All): The Dead Code Review reported as unused functions that were called in conditions without using parenthesis in the call.
  • Fixed [#10999] (VB.NET): Calls to constructor in same class using Me.New(…) were not excluded when adding line numbers, causing compiler error.
  • Fixed [#10958] (VB.NET): Files generated by Visual Studio were not excluded by the Line Numbering feature when using the selected items scope.
  • Fixed [#10921] (VB/VBA): End block statements that ended with statement separator (such as “End Type:”) were not processed correctly.
  • Fixed [#10919] (VB/VBA): COMException 0x800A01A8 could happen resetting menus during a session later when unloading MZ-Tools.
  • Fixed [#10924] (VB/VBA): COMException 0x80004005 (E_FAIL) could happen in Marshal.BindMoniker in Access projects.
  • Fixed [#10725] (VB/VBA): COMException 0x80029C4A (TYPE_E_CANTLOADLIBRARY) could happen with some 3rd party controls.
  • Fixed [#10925] (VB/VBA): COMException 0x800A9D06 (“Can’t edit module”) could happen in some scenarios.
  • Fixed [#10948] (VB/VBA): A pixel was shown on the screen belonging to the hidden form that captures hotkeys.
  • Fixed [#10993] (VB/VBA): Multiline comments with continuation lines were not recognized as comments.
  • Fixed [#11050] (VB/VBA): Optional parameters with initializers were not correctly identified.
  • Fixed [#11071] (VB/VBA): InvalidOperationException “Failed to compare two elements in the array” could happen with some controls.
  • Fixed [#10942] (VS): COMException 0x80041001 (BUFFER_E_READONLY) could happen when some features tried to modify code files at debug time when using Managed Compatibility Mode.
  • Fixed [#11006] (VB): COMException 0x800ADEC7 (“Duplicate definition”) could happen renaming controls.
  • Fixed [#11022] (VB): The Add Multiple Files feature didn’t set the folder of the project as initial folder.
  • Fixed [#10945] (VBA): The Method Callers feature didn’t resolve Modules, Forms and Reports properties of the Application object.
  • Fixed [#11090] (VBA): The scope selector selected “Project Group” as default.
  • Fixed [#11068] (VBA): Event handlers and parameters of the MSForms Image control were considered unused code with the Review Dead Code feature.
  • Fixed [#11052] (All): The accelerator key for VBA userforms was not retrieved correctly.
  • Fixed [Internal] (All): Optimized operations Add/Remove line numbers and Split/Combine lines.
  • Fixed [Internal] (VB/VBA): In some cases no scope was preselected in the Find Text dialog.
  • Fixed [Internal] (VB/VBA): The Spell Checker feature didn’t review InputBox statements or some cases of MsgBox statements.