Restoring overlay icons

Topics: Standing Discussions
Oct 19, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I'm using BIDS 2008 and had BIDS Helper installed. I installed a trial of BIxPress, and it disabled the icon overlays and used its own. I have uninstalled BIxPress, and now there are no icon overlays at all. I've tried re-installing BIDS 1.6.1 (several times), but the overlays are not back.

Is there some registry setting that I can look in to fix this?

Thanks,

Hector

Oct 19, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I dug around a bit, and looks like I have found the answer to my question. There are a bunch of keys under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BIDS Helper. It looks like the one for the actual overlay icons is the ExpressionHighlighterPlugin key. I added a DWORD with the value of 0x00000001 and named it Enabled. Restarted BIDS, and I see the icons again! :)

Thanks,

Hector

Coordinator
Oct 19, 2012 at 9:57 PM

You don't need to dig into the registry for this. Going to Tools > Options > BIDS Helper in the menu will let you enable and disable features.