In 90%+ of all cases when I’m loading the CodeRush options screen, I want to use either the “Templates” or the “Shortcuts” pages.
Therefore I have created a plugin which does nothing more than provide actions and menu options to launch each of these directly.
Simply install the plugin in the usual way and then restart either the DXCore or Visual studio.
When the restart is complete, you should have 2 additional menu options in your DevExpress menu.
[Note: The “Templates Options” menu item will only be present if you have the full CodeRush, or a trial of same, installed.]
Additionally these actions exist in their own right allowing you to bind a key to them if you want to. Their names are “ShowTemplateOptions” and “ShowShortcutOptions” respectively.
[As above: If you only have CodeRush Xpress installed, then the “ShowTemplateOptions” action will not have registered itself and will not be available.]
This plugin still loads the other options pages, but will ensure that the page you indicated is the one selected.
For more details, see the DX_DirectOptions’ wiki page
I'm considering placing these entries on their own submenu. I can envisage a scenario where other options pages get nominated for this and the list of entries on the DevExpress menu gets a bit overwhelming. I would supply an options page myself for picking which of these might show up in the menu.
Also It’s been suggested that these menu options should perhaps have their own Accelerator keys