The find all references is also useful, I really don't like either scripting sys.comments or using the find dependencies as they are both tedious. This may be specific to my use case, but finding the tree of dependencies n levels deep is something I find myself doing and it is a pain in the neck. (find references, now find references to those objects, now find references to those objects, pull apart this mess)
I like the quick info as well, though alt+f1 usually does this for me, if I can get the information without blowing out the result set or opening a new window, that's great.
What price point do you intend to set this at once it's out of beta?
Any plans on supporting older versions of SSMS (say 2008 r2)?
As an aside, I would have liked to be able to know a bit about the plugin's features without needing to watch a video (but I guess you'll certainly flesh out the website once the plugin is ready to be sold).
1. How is your find all references different than the show dependencies function?
2. Your quick info function looks similar to just hitting Shift-F1 when highlighting an object. Yours maybe doesn't even do as much. Are you aware of the Shift F1 command?
Quick Info might potentially involve to show more information (definition, references etc). If not, and if nobody sees value in it, I might take it out.
After installing your product it has been sitting for several minutes grabbing all the schema or something... so I can't get even get quick info to work at this point when Alt-F1 works every time.
But very few people even know about hitting Alt-F1. Might make sense for your quick info just to call that same function so people even know how to do it.
It's of course possible to do this by looking through systables/information_schema/etc (I'm sure this is how you're doing it) but I always forget how. :)
Looking forward to playing with it