Make "Go To Definition" faster (C++)
Clicking on that option often takes 5-10 seconds and it completely hangs the GUI.
Why is it closed?
I updated to visual studio 2015 update 2 and it is still unreasonably slow at times.
You promised this to be faster in vs 2015 but it is still slow.
Can agree, VS2010 is a remarkable performance drawdown, not only in the context
of declarations and definitions. The focus of the MS team seams to be on the wrong point
such as colors.
Instead of making intelli sense bulletproof (in comparison to vs2008) and making or object
information faster (declaration / definition) or compiling faster or better support for shared
precompiled header, it seems they like to think about features making the studio more fat
and less responisve. Nobody, who is working seriously, can appreciate that.
If this is about the Intellisense, than I can totally agree. Every vs release since 2003, it actually becomes worse instead of better. We have a 100 project solution with over 3000 files in it and Intellisense takes sometimes ages. It got me thinking that Intellisense activities are assigned to fresh junior programmers or so. And it can be so much faster. The workspace whiz add-in (using ctags) is lightning fast. After making the first index, search is almost instantaneously.
Dave Novak commented
Indeed, ever since Visual Studio 2010 this has crawled, and I don't understand why.
This can take anywhere from a few seconds to a minute.. Unacceptable.
I wish it only took 5 to 10 seconds. Try 3 to 5 minutes.
Pavel Pokutnev commented
Also it would be very nice to have some build in functionality for *.h/*.cpp file switch. There is a lot of ready to use macros on the internet, but it could have better performance if it will be implemented as native feature.