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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!

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please make this available for Premium and Professional developers. The feature is amazingly helpful and demonstrates leadership by Microsoft in innovation. Other IDEs no doubt imitate it because it is a great idea. I understand you after having charged people an additional amount of money for extra features, turning around and giving them away could be lead to resentment. I propose that Visual Studio 2014 include this feature for all versions except express.

  • Nestor Reyes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is an awesome tool. Should be in at least Premium. Seems like an odd choice to make it Ultimate only

  • Jason commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Visual Studio is an amazing tool for one simple reason - visibility into your code with features such as Intellisense, Solution Explorer, Class View...nobody else provides as rich an environment (IMHO anyway).

    I see CodeLens as a progression of the functionality that was provided via Interactive Tooltips in VS 2010 Power productivity tools...since has been removed from the power tools extension for 2012 and 2013. Since VS' claim to fame is visibility into the code - what makes "Visual" studio stand out from the others, CodeLens should be a standard feature for the product.

    Something else for MS to keep in mind: CodeLens is not selling more copies of Ultimate - Azure credits and diagramming tooling does. Make CodeLens available to the masses, otherwise you developed another great tool for nothing.

  • john.ludlow.uk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +Lots

    You have to understand the difference between a feature which a management team will pay huge sums for because it's required, and a feature they'd pay a small sum for because it keeps their developers happy.

    This is definitely the latter, but it's being treated like the former.

  • Andrew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I turn this feature off as is.
    Bloats the code and slows everything down.

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