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Andrei  
#1 Posted : Sunday, July 1, 2012 1:42:31 AM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
Use "Options" drop-down at the right-top corner of this post to "Watch this topic".
You will get notification e-mail, whenever new version will be released.

Edited by moderator Sunday, July 1, 2012 2:08:07 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

SSMSBoost  
#2 Posted : Sunday, July 1, 2012 2:17:36 AM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
v2.3 was released on 18.06:
-Added copy column names from results grid feature (Copy results grid headers)
-Copy original cell contents from results grid (copy long string preserving linebreaks)
-Improved connection coloring feature: If you define color for preferred connection, where no database is specified, this color will be applied whenever any database from that server is active
-added setting "Auto-Replacement triggers on" : tab/space/enter/all
-fixed unicode formatter bug
-fixed SQL debugging crash
-Split trace shortcuts command into separate: Trace Commands and Trace Shortcuts. Improved output formatting
-added possibility to copy usage statistics to clipboard as text
Andrei  
#3 Posted : Thursday, July 26, 2012 1:41:06 PM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
v2.4 will be released between 30 July and 1 August. New features are coming....
Andrei  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, July 31, 2012 8:27:09 PM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
Version 2.4 is released an is available for download. Detailed features description will be added to website shortly.


-NEW FEATURE: ResultsGrid scripter. Allows to script Results grid contents using
user defined templates. After scripting is done results can be placed to clipboard,
saved to file or saved to file&opened by specified application. For example, to
open results grid contents in Excel you only need a few clicks: Select desired rows
or Ctrl-A (select all) -> right click grid selection -> "Copy Data as" ->
-> "XML (Excel tweak)" -> "Save & Open". Done. Templates can be customized & added
by user. Feature is shipped with 7 pre-defeined templates

*[XML (Excel tweak)] - saves results in XML format, that can be opened by Excel
*[INSERT INTO #tmp exec sp_name] - generates CREATE/INSERT EXEC script for results
of Stored Procedure execution.
*[WHERE] - selected values are copied as 'WHERE (ColumnName=Value) OR ...'
allowing to generate WHERE filters by selecting required column values
*[HTML <table>] - results are saved as HTML Table
*[Property:Value] - copies results as ColumnName:Value
*[XML (pure)] - results are saved as pure XML
*[SELECT] - scripts results as SELECT VALUES. You can run generated SQL script and
get same results once again

LIMITATIONS: We wanted to give you the power of this feature as soon as possible,
so we decided to publish it now, though, there are some things that will be improved
in next release: In current release there is no possibility to work with
data formatting. For example, if your scripted text values will contain some special
characters and data will be scripted as XML it will get broken. In next version we
will add datatype-based formatting which will allow you to make additional
post-processing of scripted values, most probably with regex. If you like this
featue and see improvement possibilities - please write us your proposals.

-NEW FEATURE: GridResults visualizer. Allows to save contents of single cell to
disk and open with specified program. Applications: if your database keeps
Word documents, Excel files, pictures and other files in tables, you can open
these files directly from results grid. Just right-click the cell and
choose "Visualize as". Visualizers list is configurable. You can add your own
datatypes. Feature is pre-configured with visualisers for Excel, Word, Pictures,
Text.

-NEW FEATURE: 'Important' Database/Server Alert: SSMSBoost already allows to define
Statusbar color, depending on connection. Some users wanted to have additional
warning, when they have worked with "very important database". If you switch on
this feature for Preferred Connection, a permanent tooltip will appear at desired
position in SQL Editor window, showing you Informational/Warning message, that
you can customize. This is per-connection setting. You can choose color, font,
location.Initial idea was to let you customize background color of active window
per connection, but unfortunately due to some limitations in SSMS it came out to
be impossible.

-Scripting Objects: added additional command "Script as ALTER". Previously
F2 shortcut would Script database object "as CREATE". Now you can use Shortcuts
editor of SSMSBoost to decide if F2 will "Script as Create" or "Script as ALTER"

-Scripting Objects: added possibility to decide between global scripting options of
SSMS or to define and use own scripting options for all SSMSBoost operations with
database objects.

-Autoreplacements: Added possibility to use \r\n\t patterns in replacement strings

-Autoreplacements: list is now sorted, when you open it in settings.

-Scripting Objects: generated scripts now have "GO" batch separator

-Shortcuts: improved international support for shortcut contexts.

-Fix: After installation of SSMSBoost for SSMS2008 under some user account other
user accounts on the same machine got 'Class not registered' error when starting
SSMS. Now SSMS is correctly installed for all users. We have changed installation
type from "per user" to "per machine", so the problem disappeared. Actually
"per user" was better type, but unfortunately SSMS2008 has no mechanism to
register add-ins per user. This change does not affect SSMSBoost for SSMS 2012 as
far as SSMS 2012 has correct Add-in registration mechanism.

-Formatter feature. Fixed: UNDO did not work sometimes after formating window contents.
-Improved settings dialogue.
Andrei  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:20:43 PM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
v2.5 Released

NOTE: if you update to v2.5 from v2.3 you have to uninstall v2.3 first !
-Improvement: Added progress indication for ResultsGrid scripter operations
-Improvement: Added possibility to jump to settings direct from ResultsGrid
Visualizers and ResultsGrid scripter menue.
-Improvement: SSMSBoost functionality worked previously only for files with .sql
extensions. Now it works for all extensions, configured to be edited with
Query Editor (SSMS Tools->Settings->Text Editor)
-Improvement: Preferred connections settings: added up/down buttons allowing
to sort connections
-Improvement: Settings editor has now "duplicate" function for
Preferred Connections and ResultsGrid scripting templates
-Improvement: Added possibility to set width of "Important Database" alert tooltip
-Fix: Autoreplacements triggering sometimes ignored whitespace
-Fix: Shortcuts with special keys did not work on International versions of SSMS
-Fix: Newly created objects were not visible to "locate" and "script" commands
-Fix: Sorting in Objects Search dialogue. Click on column sorts results now
-Fix: Preferred connections settings: It is possible to set "Datatabse"
property to empty, enabling alerter and "connection color" feature to work
for all databases on the specified server.
-Fix: In SSMS2012 user can drag-n-drop columns in grid, changing their order.
SSMSBoost previously did not recognize changed order and scripted data from
other columns if order was changed.
-Fix: If SSMSBoost Settings.xml file is corrupt it will be re-created using
default settings
Andrei  
#6 Posted : Friday, October 12, 2012 5:48:55 PM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
v2.6 released

NEW FEATURES:
-Jump to parent BEGIN or END statement in SQL code.
Command is available via Ctrl+Shift-UpArrow / Ctrl+Shift-DownArrow shortcuts or via SQL Editor context menue.

-Added support for Registered Servers functionality of SSMS (View->Registered Servers):
-Added "Expand All"/"Collapse All" commands to "Local Server Groups" context menue as well as for all subfolders.
-Added commands to context menue of registered servers:
-Set as active connection - makes connection active in current SQL Editor window
-Add to preferred connections - adds registered server to SSMSBoost preferred connections list

-New GridScripter functionality:
-right clicking grid results allows to select range for data scripting:
-selected data in current grid
-all data from current grid
-data from all returned grids
-added possibility to specify output file name using flexible templates
-added data-type specific formatting
-new setting "Save Granularity", allowing to specify when to begin scripting into new file. Choose between
-Row (generates one output file per row)
-Block (Selection or Grid)
-Entire (all output is scripted into one file)
-Post-process scripted values usage in SQL/HTML or XML documents,encoding special symbols
-IMPORTANT: GridScripter templates were updated to re-use the full power of new functionality. If you
upgrade from v2.5 and already have Scripting Templates which you did not modify, we advise you to
DELETE all of them, using Settings dialogue. After restart of SSMS environment SSMSBoost will fill
Scripting Templates collection with default templates.

IMPROVEMENTS:
-Increased interval for community edition updates to 120 days. (Presious value was 45)

-Improved connection coloring logic (Status bar coloring logic), concerning Registered Servers support.
Status bar color for current connection of SQL Editor window will be determined in following sequence:
-Match current database with databases from preferred connections
-Match current database with databases from registered servers
-Match current server with servers from preferred connections
-Match current server with servers from registered servers
-Default status bar color from SSMS Settings

-Added "Set as active connection" and "Add to preferred connection" on SERVER nodes in Object Explorer.
Commands were previously availanle on database nodes only.

-Added possibility to copy/paste single config entries via Clipboard as XML. This feature is enabled for
Scripting templates, Grid Visualisers and Connections. It allows you to copy configuration entries outside
the SSMSBoost, process them in any text editor and paste them back. Purpose: we will add a special
"Scripting templates" thread in user forum, so users can exchange useful scripting templates with each other.

-Preferred connections can be sorted now in settings dialogue

-New option "General Settings"->"Focus Object Explorer After locate" controls whether to move focus to Object
Explorer or leave it in SQL Editor

-Added General->"Show local databases in quick connections switch drop-down" Setting. You can decide if you
want SSMSBoost quick connection switch drop-down to show only preferred connections or also local
databases from current server (these databases are available in native SSMS connection switch drop-down)

-General->"Expand Object after locate" option defines whether to expand object's node after it was located
in Object Explorer tree

-Updated Tao Klerks SqlFormatter.exe to v1.4.1 (Used for formatting feature)

FIXES:
-Locate/Script object command did not work on Synonyms, if they were prefixed with schema name
-Fixed some minor bugs reported by users
Andrei  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, December 4, 2012 11:08:27 AM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
v2.7 released

NEW FEATURES:
-Added "Find in Results Grid" functionality. Search for strings in results grid using wildcards,
Search for single values or output all results using "Find All" option.
(Accessible via right-click on the Results Grid)

IMPROVEMENTS:
-improved settings editor: multiline text is now easier to edit.
-updated default scripting templates formatting.

FIXES:
-object explorer would sometimes not navigate to "located" object
-other minor fixes
Andrei  
#8 Posted : Friday, January 11, 2013 4:59:00 AM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
v2.8 released (intermediate release with some improvements)

IMPROVEMENTS:
-Improved Results Grid scripting performance x4 times
-Added "Max chars per value" parameter to Grid Scripting templates. Useful when generating documents, which can not hold large amount of data, or when it does not make any sense (like scripting BLOB data just to view the value).
-Search in Results Grid: improved "Find all" results. Added possibility to select all matched cells in grid (single cells or whole rows). This allows to script selected rows/cells or perform subsequent search within new selection.
-Added Spatial data types support to scripting templates.
Andrei  
#9 Posted : Monday, April 15, 2013 1:11:28 PM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
v2.9 released

NEW FEATURES:
-Editor contents history: SSMSBoost regularly makes backup copies of your work to disk.
You can choose events when checkpoints should be made. No copy will be saved if
nothing was changed since last checkpoint to save disk space. You can search in history
using new search form or use standard "find in files" functionality. Pay attention that
this feature is disabled by default and should be enabled in settings.
-Reсent Tabs: allows to save quickly current set of tabs. SSMSBoost remembers document
names and their connections. If documents are new and were not saved they will be still
remembered. This feature might help you recover lost work after SSMS crashes or restore
last tabs on the next day. This feature is different to old "Sessions" functionality:
Sessions are kind of "Document sets" or "Projects", which are supposed to live a long
time. "Recent Tabs" is more like standard "Recent documents" functionality. Note: this
feature is disabled by default, you will have to enable it in settings.
-Executed Statements Logging: Saves executed statements with information about execution
results to specified folder. Allows you to find queries that you have run some time ago
and reuse them. Note, that this is the PREVIEW of the feature. Currently only dumping of
executed statements is implemented. In next version we are going to release search form.
Note that format of logging files might be changed.
-Added new command to toggle /*comment*/ of current selection
-New option for "Copy headers" Results Grid feature, allowing to specify if column [names]
should be delimited: always, never or automatically.
-SSMS template parameters syntax <name, type, default value> can be now used in Results
grid scripting templates. We have added option allowing to show dialog for parameters
replacement BEFORE scripting begins. If you want to specify parameters AFTER scripting,
then you can use built-in Template Parameters replacement (Ctrl-Shift-M)
-SSMSBoost install files and .dll are now digitally signed with code-signing certificate.
Hopefully this will make easier installing SSMSBoost in corporate networks.

IMPROVEMENTS:
-Added separate formatters for DATE and TIME types support to Results Grid
scripting templates
-Autoreplacements can now use case-sensitive tokens (can be configured per token)
-Autoreplacements can now use custom symbol to specify new cursor location after
replacement is done (can be different per Autoreplacement)
-Autoreplacement tokens can include now non alpha-numeric symbols except of ()<>"\'*+=/.,
-Multiline autoreplacements now keep indent of starting position
-Add {ProjectName} and {Connection} patterns to "Custom SSMS window title" feature
-"New query window" parameter will be now "false" by default when
adding Preferred connection.
-When searching in Editor Contents History it is possible to use external configurable
comparison tool to compare different versions or previous version against current file.
-More information is now shown if SSMSBoost fails to establish connection to dead server
-Improvements in "Find in Grid" functionality
-added case-sensivity
-add possibility to mask * and ? via \
-improved working with search results. Just check all available options there.
-Other minor fixes in functionality and usability

FIXES:
-Added missing "LF" in CR/LF in Autoreplacements editor
-Fixed focus behavior, after "Find in Grid" command
-Fixed situation when command sometimes will not appear on toolbar, even if explicitly configured in SSMSBoost.
-Remove SSMS Installation path checks from SSMSBoost installers
-Updated "F" to "G" formatting in standard scripting templates for numbers
-Other small and big fixes
Andrei  
#10 Posted : Monday, August 5, 2013 4:19:40 PM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
v2.10 released

Changelog:
Improvements:
-Grid scripting engine is now disk-buffered and can script big amounts of data from
results grid.
-Updated parsing engine. "Locate object" and "Script Object" functionality now support
objects in other databases and linked servers. Note, you should have enough rights at
least to see those objects in Object Explorer to have possibility to locate/script them.
-Following parameters can be used in Autoreplacements: {User}, {Server}, {Database},
{Connection}, {Timestamp} , {Timestamp:Format} (.Net datetime format). They will be
replaced by current values from connection/time when autoreplacement is triggered.
-added new standard autoreplacement token "now" (case sensitive) as
'{Timestamp:yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.fff}'.
Use it whenever you need current time in
your scripts. The output will look like: '2013-07-29 12:43:45.487'. Users of previous
versions can add it themselves using values provided above.
-SSMS template parameters syntax <name, type, default value> can be used in
autoreplacements. If autoreplacement has SSMS parameter the parameters replacement
dialog will be shown automatically (this behavior can be changed using global setting)
-New grid scripting template added: INSERT INTO (scripts results grid as a set of
INSERT INTO statements). Users of previous versions can get this template here:
http://www.ssmsboost.com...from-v-2-10.aspx#post446
-added new autoreplacement "sis" (search in sources): simple SQL code to perform search
in source code of database objects using own SQL Server capabilities. Users of previous
versions can get this autoreplacement here:
http://www.ssmsboost.com...replacement.aspx#post447
-When SSMS environment has no active SQL Editor window the Preferred Connections dropdown
on the toolbar is not disabled anymore. Instead if you choose any preferred connection
a new SQL Editor window will be opened and connected.

Fixed:
-Objects Search window would sometimes not display if database diagram window was active
-Other minor improvements and bugs fixed

Edited by user Wednesday, August 7, 2013 6:26:19 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

SSMSBoost  
#11 Posted : Thursday, November 28, 2013 2:06:53 AM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
v 2.11 released
Improvements:
-added {$PASTE$} parameter to Autoreplacements. Whenever used in Autoreplacement text
it will be replaced by contents from clipboard
-Added {GUID} parameter to Autoreplacements. If used it will be replaced by GUID. If you need
to specify the format you can use {GUID:F} syntax, where "F" one of .NET formatting
characters "N", "D", "B", "P", or "X". For more information see MSDN
article: http://msdn.microsoft.co.../97af8hh4(v=vs.110).aspx
-added support of Queues and Contracts in Locate & Script functionality
-Updated SQLFormatter to latest version 1.5.1, including support of new parameters:
StatementBreaks,ClauseBreaks and ExpandInList
-Fixed bug in GridScripter when {SelectionN} would not be increased when scripting multiple grids
Export of several grids as one excel file works again now.
-Several structural improvements
-This is an intermediate release we have decided to make to fix known issues and to publish
small improvements we have made. Next version 2.12 should come shortly.
Andrei  
#12 Posted : Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:06:33 AM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
v 2.12 released

NEW FEATURES:
-Added "Regions" functionality. SSMSBoost supports/reuses existing regions syntax
--#region [Name]
--#endregion
Additionally we have improved this functionality by adding an option to automatically scan for
declared regions upon opening of file. "Regions" Menu on the toolbar includes commands:
"Create region", "Create named region" and "refresh regions". "Create region" commands can be
executed when some part of code is selected to include selection into newly created region.
-Vertical Guidelines for both SSMS 2008 and SSMS 2012 environments. Now you can configure SSMSBoost
to display vertical guidelines at one or more positions. This helps to keep lines width under
control. By default SSMSBoost comes with 3 vertical guidelines at positions 80,100 and 120. You are
free do adapt this setting to your personal preference: define alternative column positions and
color. Please note, that due to implementation differences you need to restart SSMS 2008
for changes to take effect. Changes in SSMS 2012 are visible immediately.
-"Recover last closed tab" button added to toolbar. SSMSBoost allows you to recover even
unsaved documents.
-SSMS 2012 always sets "IntelliSence autocompletion" to "On" whenever you open a new query window.
This is unfixed bug confirmed by Microsoft. We have added the possibility to define global default
setting for IntelliSense behaviour. See General Settings->"Intellisense enabled by default" option.

IMPROVEMENTS:
-When scripting objects to new window using SSMSBoost "script object" command (F2) the new
tab name is pre-initialized with configurable filename instead of "QueryN.sql". Filename can be
customized in General Settings->Scripting->Filename Customizaion and can contain
object name and schema.
-Autoreplacements can be configured to be triggered not only by enter/tab/space but by any
character as well, like "("
-Autoreplacements can be provided with optional Displayname, which can be helpful when scrolling
through the list of existing autoreplacements.
-Autoreplacements can be disabled by setting "Autoreplacements trigger" to None
-Improved compatibility when working with SQL2000 databases
-Due to improvements of "Recent tabs" functionality we had to rename "Sessions" to "Workspaces".
"Workspace" (old "Session") is a permanent set of documents and their connections that can be
loaded instantly loaded into SSMS. It is useful for daily recurring tasks, where you work with
known set of documents.
-"Recent Tabs" functionality contains now list of recent documents including their connections.
"Recent tabs"->"Sessions" contains list of recent Sessions, where last working environment can be
restored completely with all documents and their connections. SSMSBoost recovers documents even if
they were not saved by user (unsaved QueryN.sql documents)
-Added "Max document size" parameter under "Editor Contents History".If document exceeds specified
size in bytes neither it's contents history will be logged, nor the execution history will be
saved. Set to 0 - to remove limitation. Default limit is 10MB. Used to prevent SSMSBoost from
saving history of database content dumps loaded as huge .sql files, consuming disk space and
decreasing performance.
-Objects Search form can now script/copy multiple objects selected in search results
-Selecting part of identifier and running locate/script command will force SSMSBoost to consider
only selected sub-string.
-Editor Contents History: Added original file path, event and timestamp header to autosaved files.
-Improved GOTO BEGIN/END performance on large files
-Improved behaviour: to save start-up time SSMSBoost will not open documents mentioned in preferred
connections (open at start-up) if SSMS is started with command-line parameters.
Andrei  
#13 Posted : Friday, July 25, 2014 9:12:05 AM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
v 2.13 Released !

Important notes:
-Please update all local installations of SSMSBoost to latest version of the same time.
For example SSMSBoost 2008, SSMSBosst 2012 and SSMSBoost 2014 should be updated to latest v 2.13.
Mixing with 2.12 is not allowed.

NEW FEATURES:
-SSMS 2014 is now supported
-New flexible SQL Formatter with user-customizable templates. Allows deep customization of
formatter options. Note, this is first release with some kind of preview status. Previous formatter
is available through "Old fashion formatter style" option on the toolbar. We encourage all
enthusiasts to use new formatter and write us your feedback and maybe even send your formatting
templates. Further development will be based on your feedback.
-Recent Connections list (see "Recent" menu). Keeps record of last connections.

Improvements:
-Added "Max document size" for SQL Editor history feature. Customize this value if you do not want
to create history entries for BIG files (like data dumps).
-Added "Max script size" and "Detail level" parameters to optimize Script Execution History feature.
-Unified headers of Script Execution History and Editor History features. Additional information
includes now (whenever it is available): original file name, connection, event, execution time,
result, execution duration.
-Recent sessions and recent tabs are moved to specialized launchers (see "Recent" menu)
-Changed the way Autoreplacements, Grid scripting templates, workspaces and
recent connections were saved: instead of using one big settings file, each entry is now saved as
separate XML file on disk. This enables you to easily customize, share and backup your data.
You can copy, share, delete XML files if you feel more comfortable this way. Be careful with
modifications: do not corrupt the files. Settings dialog displays links to file locations whenever
it is appropriate.
-Completely new settings dialog. You can use filter to search for config pages. Try typing
"connection", "template", etc.. Template based-features
-Management of Autoreplacements, Grid Scripting and Grid visualizers templates in settings
has new command "Add defaults". Use it to restore templates, originally provided with SSMSBoost.
You can do it anytime: if you have already templates with the same name, new templates will be
appended with unique suffix. If you are long-time user of SSMSBoost we encourage you to add
default templates now and compare them to old ones (you can do it, by comparing XML files on the
disk using any merge application, like WinMerge). We have updated default templates several times
already and recommend to use new editions.
-Recent tabs has 2 separate counters now: additionally you can specify now how many
unsaved "QueryX.sql" files should be remembered as recent tab. Even if you do not save files
they are still saved in SSMSBoost history.
-New "Grid Scripting" dialog. Grid scripting can be now launched from the toolbar or grid context
menu. Note, there is a breaking change in this version: due to shift to new technology old
possibility to create toolbar buttons for particular scripting templates is temporary unavailable.
We have plans to restore it and are glad to receive your feedback with proposals about usage
scenarios.
-Overall SSMS startup speed was improved.
-Created "SSMSBoost" menu right after "Tools" menu. Cleaned-up SSMSBoost toolbar and moved some
commands there.
-Created custom icons for SSMSBoost commands for Toolbar, SQLEditor context menu and
grid context menu
Andrei  
#14 Posted : Tuesday, September 2, 2014 4:11:05 AM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
v 2.14 Released !

2.14
Important note:
-Please update all local installations of SSMSBoost to latest version of the same time.
For example SSMSBoost 2008, SSMSBosst 2012 and SSMSBoost 2014 should be updated to latest v 2.14.
Mixing with 2.12 is not allowed.

NEW FEATURES:
-Fatal Actions Guard: monitors executed batches and warns or blocks (configurable)
DELETE and UPDATE statements without WHERE clause, or TRUNCATE TABLE statements. Additionally you
are free to define additional tokens that can be blocked or will cause warning to appear. Feature
can be individually enabled or disabled for preferred connections as well as default state can be
defined for all other connections. See settings dialog
-Edit Top N Rows: use this standard SSMS feature, previously available only from object explorer now
directly in SQL Editor. Right-click any table and select "Edit Top N Rows". Standard table data
editor will be opened. "N" - number of rows can be defines in Standart SSMS Settings under
Tools->Options->SQL Server Object Explorer->"Value for Edit Top <n> Rows command.
-Fixed malfunction of SSMS connection option "Additional connection parameters". SSMS does not
save this field correctly, so users who need to override current windows account or domain were
doomed to re-enter "Additional connection parameters" over and over again. Now you can use
"Preferred connections" to save required parameters permanently. Supported starting from SSMS 2012

Improvements:
-Grid Scripting: added "Open output files in SSMS or Assiciated application" option
-Grid Scripting: added "Paste result in New Script window" option (when scripting to clipboard)
-Grid Scripting: added "Close dialog after scripting" option
-Autoreplacements: added option to make replaced text selected after autoreplacement was triggered.
-Autoreplacements: added global option to trigger autoreplacement even if native SSMS Intellisense
drop-down is shown
-GridVisualizers: added parameter to define default scripting folder for Grid Visualizers
-Editor History: new configurable trigger "write on on execute"
-Recent connections: added possibility to add recent connection to preferred connections
-Settings dialog: added "copy to clipboard" links for all template paths
-Settings dialog: settings tree has got keyword filter. Just type "connection", "delete", "grid" and
settings tree will be reduced to relevant pages
-UI Fixes: Worspaces are now sorted by name, restored ability to sort preferred connections
-Internal improvements to Installer, handling special security cases
Andrei  
#15 Posted : Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:31:15 PM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
v 2.16 Released !

NEW FEATURES
-New possibilities in Grid Visualizers: now you can use cell contents directly as command line
command or arguments. This allows you to call external applications passing ID's of your database
objects, or even better: search Google or Wikipedia directly for strings from your database !
2 new templates ("Search in google" and "Search in Wikipedia") will be added to your collection.

-Run your database query directly in Excel: select single SQL expression, press Excel button on the
toolbar. SSMSBoost will export query and current connection information as Microsoft Database Query
(.dby) format, which can be directly opened by Excel. Advantage is that data exported to Excel is
not static: you can refresh it anytime from excel and use for reports or pivot tables. Note that
this format has some limitations: only single SQL statement is supported and some other limitations
may apply. Read (.dby) documentation to learn about this format. And yes, this feature can be used
to restore your forgotten SQL Server Authentication passwords, if you still have connection
"remembered" in SSMS. See SSMSBoost Settings->"Database Query (.dby)" for more information.

-Added "Copy Full Name to Clipboard" functionality in Object Explorer context menu for
Tables/View/Stored Procedures/Functions and some other objects. Object name is copied along with
Schema and Database.

-Now you can place grid scripting results to clipboard and set one of 3 available clipboard formats:
Text, HTML or XMLSpreadsheet. Default templates are updated, so you can script results to clipboard
as XML Spreadsheet using default template and paste them directly to Excel. Same will work with
HTML Template: you can paste results directly to Outlook. Note, that scripting of HUGE volumes of
data might be limited by available memory. This functionality is designed for reasonable amounts
of data.

Improvements:
-Improved Find Grid Column dialog: added display of datatypes, added short in-place help.
-Regions: added possibility to expand automatically all regions on document open.
See "Regions" settings.
-Possibility to let SSMSBoost to try to keep database with the same name active, while switching
between different servers (for example DEV and PROD servers). To allow this functionality to work
you must use Quick Connections Switch to switch between Preferred Connections and destination
Preferred Connection should not contain pre-set database name. See "Preferred Connections" settings
-Code Guard: added possibility to treat JOIN as WHERE (meaning that such expressions are not
"dangerous" anymore)
-Code Guard: added information about line number where dangerous expression was found.
-Fixed: Restored "Intellisense completion mode" option, that has disappeared in 2.14. This option
allows to pre-define "Intellisense completion mode" for new windows. This possibility has
disappeared in native SSMS settings since SSMS 2012.
-Fixed: Ctrl-F shortcut in Results Grid (sometimes Find in Grid form did not appear)
-Fixed {PASTE} token documentation in Autoreplacements dialog
SSMSBoost  
#16 Posted : Tuesday, December 22, 2015 4:28:09 AM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
v 2.18 is released !
NEW FEATURES
-Results Grid aggregates: SUM, AVG, MIN, MAX and COUNT are shown for
selected range of cells in Results Grid.
-Copy Results Grid data as XML spreadsheet (Excel). Right-click selected data range in Results Grid
and choose "Copy selection as XML Spreadsheet".

Improvements
-Region start (--#region) and end (--#endregion) tokens can be customized to meet your
team's standards.
-Wildcards (*,?) are now allowed in "Find column in Results Grid". + improved user experience.
-"Match full cell" option added to "Find Data in Results Grid". + improved user experience.
-"Grid Scripting", "Find column in Results Grid", "Find Data in Results Grid" dialogs are now
implemented as tool windows and can be docked in SSMS environment. This improves user experience,
if you use them frequently.
-Improved "Fatal Actions Guard" output. Dialog can now show long list of warnings in usable form.
-Improved UI experience when creating first custom formatting template.
-"Features usage statistics" dialog shows now approximate time, SSMSBoost saved you. You can also sort by
usage count and saved time. Use this dialog to find out if you are using all SSMSBoost features !
Note, "saved time" values are approximate. See "SSMSBoost menu"->"Feature usage statistics".
-Improved resistance against corrupt config files.
-Fixed non-latin symbols export when scripting data for excel.
-Fixed "inconsistent end of line" issue in templates. Open/Save settings to update your templates.
-Fixed performance issues, when object explorer is connected to slow or unreacheable servers.
-Fixed installer to work after Windows 10 TH2 update.

And looks like we did not announce already released 2.17,
So here are features from 2.17:

Improvements
-Added possibility to use {Server},{Database} and {UserName} parameters in script execution history
path
-Added easy switching between search in results grid cells and column names
-Added possibility to specify "Exact match" when searching in results grid
-Fixed delimiting logic when copying column names from "find column" dialog
-Implemented Formatting option: SelectColumnsOptions.ListOptions.AlignAliases
-Fixed "Autoreplacement tigger" option persistence
Andrei  
#17 Posted : Monday, September 4, 2017 9:04:40 PM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
SSMSBoost v 3.1 is released !
We have just released final version of v3.1.
We will be sending updated licensing information to our Pro users shortly, but you can already download the installation and start using latest version !

BREAKING CHANGE for v2.x users:
-SSMSBoost now has one installer for all SSMS versions. It is important to uninstall all previous versions,
before installing new release. All your user data (settings, templates, connections) will not be deleted
when by uninstaller and will be re-used by the new version after the installation.

NEW FEATURES
-SSMS 2017 Supported ! Note: SSMS 2017 brought further changes in internal structure, so that we had to
re-implement some hooks and interaction routines. We have done full test by now and fixed all issues that
were found. One known issue is in progress: "OUTPUT" keyword within "EXECUTE" statement will not be formatted.
We would be thankful if you report us any issues that you encounter.
-Jump between COLUMNS and VALUES in INSERT statement. Press CTRL-SHIFT-DOWN (when you are in Columns
block) or CTRL-SHIFT-UP (when you are in VALUES block). Cursor will jump to the corresponding
Column/Value. (These hotkeys also allow to jump between BEGIN/END statements)
-Query post execution actions: get notification after query completes execution.
This is useful when you start long-running queries and switch to another script or
application. You will be notified by popup or system tray message. We will extend this
functionality in further releases, adding the possibility to send e-mail on query completion
or execute another action. Write us your ideas and send your post-execution scripts !
-Added native search in execution history. SSMSBoost had already logging of all executed queries and
execution results, but search had to be done with native feature of SSMS "Find in Files".
Now using History->Find in Execution History you can search through queries, you have executed
in the past.
-TRANSACTION REMINDER: whenever execution of last SQL batch leaves open transactions
SSMSBoost will show floating information window with the reminder. There will be one
reminder window shown per SQL Editor tab. Reminder can be closed or will close itself
when @@TRANCOUNT reaches 0. Feature re-uses native SSMS functionality, that checks open
transactions whenever you try to close SQL Editor window with open transactions. Due to
this fact we do not show number of open transactions. You can always check number of
open transactions using SELECT @@TRANCOUNT statement. (Can be disabled in Settings)
-"Copy as Values list": copy values from Results Grid as native SQL values list that
can be re-used in SQL statements. Strings are quoted, date time values are in canonical
form. Result is placed to clipboard and is ready to be pasted to your "WHERE in ()" and
other statements.
-"Preferred connections" drop down is now extended with "Recent connections" section.
Number of recent connections can be configured in Settings->Preferred Connections.

Improvements
-Fixed: When switching the database, Intellisense sometimes did not update the context
-Fixed issues with preferred connections switching on Microsoft Azure servers
-Other internal improvements
-Added {ColumnType} parameter to grid scripting template. Now, based on any grid content, you can
automatically generate CREATE TABLE scripts. Useful, for example, when you want to create #tempTable
CREATE statement based on Stored Procedure output. (See CREATE TABLE scripting template)
-Added NString formatter to grid scripting templates. It allows to create own output formatting for
NCHAR, NVARCHAR and other N-string types.
-Re-designed SSMSBoost menu structure. Now you can find all SSMSBoost commands under SSMSBoost menu.
Study it and learn all available functionality. Re-design was necessary in preparation for SSMS 2016.
-Added SUM over BIT fields in Results Grid Aggregates
-Added parameter: Number of recent connection to remember.
-Fatal Action Guard has new setting for disabling it's functionality for scripts larger than X Mb.
Default setting is 10Mb.
-Added "nullable" property in columns list of "Find column" dialog (CTRL+F in results grid)
-Improved behavior of "Comment-Uncomment" feature. It does not require exact positioning of selection
to uncomment the block (whitespace and newlines will be ignored.) Also several lines of "--" comments
will be uncommented now as well.
-Added "NULL Count" counter to grid aggregates and improved behavior on NULL values.
-Grid aggregates can be configured to stop automatic calculations, if there are too many cells selected
in the grid. See settings.
-{StartTime} and {EndTime} parameters were added to message template of "post-execution notification" feature.
NOTE: if you update from previous beta you will have to edit notification template yourself and add these
tokens. For example you can use this template:
-Added an option to deactivate connection coloring
-"Preferred connections" drop down used native SSMS "Local databases" drop down to fill
it's"local databases" part, which worked extremely slow when working on remote servers
with heavy load or poor connection. Now this feature is improved and listing works
much faster. Additionally there is a possibility to show only "accessible" databases
for your DB user, based on native SQL has_dbaccess() function. For more options
see in Settings->Preferred Connections.
-In several SSMSBoost Settings dialogs, like Autoreplacements, some strings can use
pre-defined parameters. Help-Text in dialog can be now clicked to copy parameter name to clipboard.
-Fixed behavior or {server} parameter in Autoreplacements and added new {serverDisplayName} parameter.
-Change log with notes about recent changes will now be displayed on first run after the installation.
-File names generated with "Visualize as" functionality will start with corresponding column name.
-Added full support for Shortcuts in SSMS 2016. Commands and Macros are now separated in settings.
"Commands" page lists all SSMSBoost commands and assigned shortcuts. Shortcuts can be re-defined here
directly. "Macros" - separate page in Settings to create simple command combos and manage their shortcuts.
-Added "close all" (result tabs) for "Find in Grid" and "Find in History" dialogs.
-Added additional events for saving "Recent Tabs". See "Recent Tabs" settings. Improved management of
Recent Tabs/Recent Sessions/Recent Connections management.

Fixes
-Improved usability of Objects Search dialog / UI fixes.
-Fixed bug with recursive regions parsing
-Fixed bug with Unicode strings, placed as HTML to clipboard.
(Grid scripting as HTML with further insertion in Outlook or Word)
-Added new counters to "Usage statistics".
-Improved code guard to ignore cases, when aliased temporary #table is used.
-Further internal improvements to increase compatibility with mixed installations of several SSMS
versions, when several DLL versions are present in the system.
-Better handling of corrupted settings
-ENTER starts search in "Search in History"
-Performance improvements and bug fixes (mostly in SSMS2016 version)
-Improved dialog layout for Grid Scripting, Find column, Find data in grid dialogs
-Fixed broken sort order of servers, automatically connected in Object Explorer at start-up
-Added support for latest SSMS 2016 release (13.0.16000.28) which brought some breaking changes in API causing
"Fatal actions guard" to stop working.
-Increased of max length of Autoreplacement strings.
-Improved "Query complete" notification icon in system tray. Now dbl-click activates the query window, where
the execution completed.
SSMSBoost  
#18 Posted : Friday, August 17, 2018 11:27:49 AM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
SSMSBoost v3.4 Released

-NEW Source Highlighting feature (works from SSMS 2012 and above):
-BEGIN/END pairs of current block are highlighted
-Highlighting of occurrences currently selected in the script
-Highlighting of ColumnName/Value pairs in INSERT statements
-More highlighters will follow in next versions. Write us your ideas and proposals to support@ssmsboost.com
-Improved speed of Locate/Script object functionality
-Improved Azure support
-Improved error handling/reporting
-Fixed handling of special characters, like CHAR(1), which would lead sometimes to crash
-Verified against SSMS v17.8
Andrei  
#19 Posted : Wednesday, January 9, 2019 10:08:37 AM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
SSMSBoost v3.5 was released:

-Supports latest SSMS releases: SSMS 17.9 and SSMS 18.0 Preview 6
-NEW feature "Select current statement" command. Default shortcut: Shift+F5
-COLUMN/VALUE pairs are now highlighted in INSERT .. SELECT statement.
(Previously feature worked only in INSERT .. VALUES statement)
-"Highlight repetitions" feature can now be configured to work case-sensitive and uses
customizable regex pattern to look for repetitions of the selection
-Safety: "No" is now default action button in "Fatal actions guard" confirmation dialogs
-Wildcards can now be used to define tables, ignored by "Fatal actions guard"
-Added "Show only frozen" filter to "Open recent.." dialogs
-Added "Restore connection" control option to "Open recent tab" dialog
-DataGrid returns max 10MB of data in a single cell which affects "Visualize" functionality.
SSMSBoost will now show warning message if this situation occurs and data was truncated
-Preferred connections can now be tested directly from Settings dialog
-Added display of "NULLs count" and "Count" for binary columns in "Aggregates" dialog
-Floating info tooltips have now "copy to clipboard button"
SSMSBoost  
#20 Posted : Monday, May 13, 2019 4:40:11 PM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
SSMSBoost v3.6 was released:

-Supports latest Final Release of SSMS 18.0
-"Object Search dialog" completely redesigned:
-improved speed
-improved UI
-Search for columns
-Search for parameters
-"Favorite" object types (limit search results to usable subset)
-Information about column and parameter datatypes
-Dbl-Click on object in search results sets it as filter (quick way to see all columns of the table)
-New "Search for object by token" (Shift-F2) functionality: immediately sets current text string
under the cursor as filter string in the Object Search dialog. This is useful, for
example, when you want to find all occurrences of some column across all database objects.
-Source code highlighting can be now configured to re-use native fonts/colors formats
which user can re-define under "Tools->Options->Environment->Fonts and Colors".
For more information see SSMSBoost Settings->"Source Highlighting"
-UI Improvement: "Show frozen" check box state in "Open Recent" dialog is now persistent
-Fatal actions guard now recognizes "WHERE CURRENT OF" as safe condition
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