Make CodeLens Available Outside of Ultimate
CodeLens is one of the most existing new features in Visual Studio 2013. Restricting it to Ultimate is a mistake. Make this available to at least Premium, and to Professional if at all possible!
Thank you all for sharing your feedback and for voting in this suggestion. With the latest product line up that we just announced (http://aka.ms/vs2015lineup), we are happy to let you know that CodeLens is now part of VS Professional 2015 (http://aka.ms/vs2015compare).
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Charlie Oliver commented
Regrettable. This is a feature to be used by more than just lead dev & architect.
Andy Sutorius commented
I would like to see Microsoft move to two flavors of Visual Studio, Express and Pro, where Express is free and limited in functionality and Pro costs $500, yet it contains all functionality Ultimate has in it.
David North commented
In my opinion, CodeLens is the ONLY reason I would consider a change from Premium to Ultimate -- but the cost is simply to significant. I really hope a third-party like JetBrains fills the void with a similar, competing feature.
Shivprasad Koirala commented
If developers get access to these kind of productivity tools they can code better and create good products. It's beneficial to Microsoft at the end of the day.
FYI just created a video for codelens http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYrERPbtBqk and have uploaded on youtube.
Should be in VS Premium at least in my opinion. To differentiate between SKUs you could have some options that are available only in ultimate but at least tests / references indicators should be widely available across SKUs.
Marc-André Boulianne commented
Go in pro version
Jelle Bosma commented
I'd definitely want to see the codelens feature in Premium.
This is the oddest decision.. This is like inventing a great way to make better gourmet food, but installing it in the Managers office, not the kitchen.
Adam Maurer commented
Bleh. If you do not want to make it available to 'every day developers' (e.g. by keeping it in the ultimate sku), then perhaps provide a way for 'every day developers' a way to purchase the feature?
Code Lens is a great new feature but since it right now only is available to Ultimate users few have the opportunity to take advantage of it. And it does not weigh up the cost of upgrading users to Ultimate. Since it is a tool that many would find useful please make it available for at least Premium users
Paul Webber commented
It is unfortunate that MSFT decided to decline. Some developers work as consultants and do not have the luxury of working with large companies with budgets all the time. This could be a good learning tool. Poor decision.
Francesco Martire commented
I vote for this even if they have declined.
Yep, CodeLens is a dev tool. Should be available to developers not using Ultimate... Good 3rd party opportunity to build it though.
Dislike Decision To Decline commented
huh^^ wait..i dont get the point
codelens is a feature which is targeted to improve team development?
Ultimate is a SKU mostly for architects, senior lead devs etc.
codelens only makes sense if the whole team make use of it.
which company uses ultimate for all its developers?
If you say the TFS part of codelens is only available for an Ultimate TFS, than fine. But for all clients?
anyway bad decision :(
Ultimate cost more. A lot more. They need SOMETHING to make it worth the money. If not this then what?
What an awful decision...way to go Microsoft. Oh well, I'm sure some extension from Telerik or Jetbrains will pop-up someday.
Craig Kennedy commented
Is this something that anyone sees opening up (even by other vendors) since Roslyn is now open source?
Yes please. It is a useful tool for everyday developers.