Jacob Klein
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Source Highlighting is not working with SSMS v18.5 and SSMSBoost 3.9.7431

When I select a word, I do not see other instances of the words get highlighted.
When I select a column on an insert, I do not see the matching ColumnName/Value get highlighted.
It seems the Source Highlighting is not working at all, when SSMS v18.5 is installed.
My workaround is to uninstall SSMS v18.5, and then install SSMS v18.4 to get Source Highlighting to work.

Is anybody else having this problem?
Can the SSMSBoost devs take a peek to fix it, or give a hint as to what's wrong?

Thanks,
Jacob Klein
K. Burke
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Yes, Jacob, I am observing the same problem. I'm realizing this feature isn't merely convenient, it effects the way I think! I tried your recommendation of downgrading to 18.4, but did not return the functionality for me.

Karl
Jacob Klein
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Devs:
Any word?

Karl:
That's strange that the workaround doesn't work for you. Can you try again, making sure you have SSMS v18.5 and SSMSBoost 3.9.7431 .. and make sure you have the "Source Highlighting" options turned on in the settings?
K. Burke
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Hi Jacob!

This morning I've finally finished enough COVID work to sit down and dig deeper into my installed versions to follow your suggestion. But through some combination of patches and restarts I've been through the past few weeks since downgrading, the highlighting is working again. So it seems your suggestion works for restoring this feature which is so important to me, though I'm uncertain what step I failed to take previously.

Hopefully it will work in future releases reliably, too. It is one of the great features on the list I'm gathering for my boss on why our team members should get Pro installations.

Thank you for your help!
Karl
Jacob Klein
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Per my testing, this has been fixed in:
SSMSBoost v.3.10
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