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  1. Remove CodeLens

    CodeLens is visually unappealing, and does not provide any unique "insights" into a codebase.

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • CodeLens for C++

      Make CodeLens available for C++ projects. One cannot deny that C++ is one of the most widely used programming language in the world, and very code intensive software is written in C++, e.g. operating systems or games. Visual Studio should provide CodeLens for C++, so that large groups of developers have a better possibility to review and test code.

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        4 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • CodeLens class test

          Add a CodeLens test tooltip at the class level, to allow easy running of all tests for that class.

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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            I want to personally thank you for taking the time to share this suggestion. Since the suggestion you raised has not gathered many votes, the Visual Studio IDE team is prioritizing other suggestions and closing it at this time.

            If you would like us to reconsider this, please create a new suggestion. Again, thank you for sharing with us!

            Mark Wilson-Thomas
            Program Manager, Visual Studio IDE Team

          • codelens en version community 2017

            codelens en version community 2017.
            Lo mejor siempre se lo dan a otras plataformas o las cancelan en windows. Ya es hora que le den algo a los que hemos perdido tiempo y dinero por ustedes.

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              2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Add git support for CodeLens

                I've been using the VS2013 preview for a few weeks now, and love it. CodeLens stuff is really really cool, but some of the lenses only work with TFS as the version control. Adding the ability for these CodeLenses (author, commits) to work with other VCS (git first please!) would be excellent!

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                  7 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve resource management with CodeLens

                  When I override .ToString in a large project and start typing, my machine crawls to a snail's pace as CodeLens tries to find all references to ToString... It eventually finds all 2000 references! :| Until I press another key. :(

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                    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Codelens support for PowerShell

                    Now that VS2015 has PowerShell and Pester integration, it would be even better if we could also use CodeLens on our PowerShell scripts! Powershell should, in my opinion, be a first class citizen in Visual Studio.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      I want to personally thank you for taking the time to share this suggestion. Since the suggestion you raised has not gathered many votes, the Visual Studio IDE team is prioritizing other suggestions and closing it at this time.

                      If you would like us to reconsider this, please create a new suggestion. Again, thank you for sharing with us!

                      Mark Wilson-Thomas
                      Program Manager, Visual Studio IDE Team

                    • Enable IntelliTest integration with Codelens

                      Enable IntelliTest integration with Codelens.

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                      • Allow CodeLens background colour configuration

                        CodeLens annotations seem to inherit the document background colour. It would be nice if they could have a separate background colour. This would make it easier to ignore them when you don't want to look at them, and easier to spot them when you do.

                        And if you disagree with me, you could just set the background colour to default.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • CodeLens hint for pending change

                          CodeLens should show a information, if pending changes for a method are available.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow to disable codelens 'show references'

                            CodeLens -> 'Show References' checkbox is disabled. Allow uncheck/disable CodeLens show references feature. It disturbs the code line spacing.

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                              9 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              I want to personally thank you for taking the time to share this suggestion. Since the suggestion you raised has not gathered many votes, the Visual Studio IDE team is prioritizing other suggestions and closing it at this time.

                              If you would like us to reconsider this, please create a new suggestion. Again, thank you for sharing with us!

                              Mark Wilson-Thomas
                              Program Manager, Visual Studio IDE Team

                            • Show CodeLens above Attributes if they exists

                              If a function/property/class as an attribute defined above it. the CodeLens is inserted between the attribute definition.

                              Today:
                              [MyAttribute]
                              codelens stuff
                              public void MyFunction(){}

                              Should be:
                              codelens stuff
                              [MyAttribute]
                              public void MyFunction(){}

                              218 votes
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                                8 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Dear supporters for this suggestion

                                Thank you for your feedback on this idea.

                                We designed the Code Lens indicator to be as close to the actual function declaration as possible, to allow you to make a better cognitive connection with it. At one point during the development of Code Lens, we actually tried locating it above the attributes as this suggestion requests. It looked great in simple cases, but unfortunately it started to feel “disconnected” from the declaration when more attributes were added. It really looked strange at around three attributes, but started feeling a bit odd around two.

                                Here’s a pathological “real world” case which illustrates this -

                                https://github.com/dotnet/roslyn/blob/master/src/VisualStudio/CSharp/Impl/CSharpPackage.cs#L26

                                Imagine the indicator above the attributes in this case.

                                For this reason, we’re declining this suggestion at present.

                                Thanks!
                                Mark Wilson-Thomas
                                Program Manager, Visual Studio Editor Team

                              • Add Codelens option to DEBUG unit tests

                                I frequently use CodeLens to execute tests affecting a method, however I have noticed that I only have options to "Run" or "Run All", there's no "Debug" - to do this I have to go to at least one of the tests, then choose "Debug Test" manually. It'd be awesome to have this as part of the CodeLens miniwindow.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thanks for taking the time to share this suggestion. This item has been around for a couple of versions of Visual Studio and we havenÕt acted on it. Looking at the VS Ò15Ó plans, weÕre not going to take action on this item, so weÕre going to close it. If the suggestion is still relevant, please either take a look to see if thereÕs another suggestion thatÕs similar that you can vote on, or open a new suggestion.

                                  - The Visual Studio Team

                                • Codelens Doesn't Detect Parameterized nUnit Tests

                                  CodeLens currently does not support detection of parameterized nUnit tests, as described in the pages below:

                                  https://github.com/nunit/docs/issues/174
                                  https://github.com/nunit/nunit3-vs-adapter/issues/55
                                  https://github.com/nunit/nunit-vs-adapter/issues/105

                                  Adding support for CodeLens detection of tests in-line would be very useful.

                                  54 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Show CodeLens for commented out large blocks

                                    This is will be useful to determinate when code block was commented out and at which changeset.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      I want to personally thank you for taking the time to share this suggestion. Since the suggestion you raised has not gathered many votes, the Visual Studio IDE team is prioritizing other suggestions and closing it at this time.

                                      If you would like us to reconsider this, please create a new suggestion. Again, thank you for sharing with us!

                                      Mark Wilson-Thomas
                                      Program Manager, Visual Studio IDE Team

                                    • CodeLens should provide references for enum members

                                      Right now CodeLens surfaces references for the entire enum as a whole, but it would be extremely helpful to, at a glance, see references of individual members within the enum definition.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        I want to personally thank you for taking the time to share this suggestion. Since the suggestion you raised has not gathered many votes, the Visual Studio IDE team is prioritizing other suggestions and closing it at this time.

                                        If you would like us to reconsider this, please create a new suggestion. Again, thank you for sharing with us!

                                        Mark Wilson-Thomas
                                        Program Manager, Visual Studio IDE Team

                                      • Allow copy and paste from CodeLens windows

                                        If the CodeLens window has useful information (e.g. when looking at test results) it is not currently possible to select/copy the text.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for taking the time to share and vote on this suggestion. Here on the Visual Studio team we are sorting through all the UserVoice suggestions to figure out what things we are going to work on next. Unfortunately, since this item hasn’t gathered many votes recently, I am going to close it out for now.

                                          If you would like us to reconsider this, please create a new suggestion and get other impacted developers to vote for it.

                                          Again, thank you for sharing with us!

                                          Kaycee Anderson
                                          @KayceeSue
                                          Visual Studio Team

                                        • Display a loading indicator for CodeLens

                                          Often I'm not sure if there's a blank line in the source or if it's the space for codelens so I have to wait until it loads.

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