What’s new in CodeLens for Visual Studio 2015 RC?

On April 17, 2015, we announced the General Availability of CodeLens in Visual Studio Online. However, the biggest news by far is that, in addition to Visual Studio Enterprise, CodeLens is now available in Visual Studio Professional 2015.

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This is one of the top requests we’ve had from customers. It received 3,461 votes on user voice. We have now marked this feedback item as “Completed”.

CodeLens indicators for all types of files

In Visual Studio 2015 CTP6, we added CodeLens file-level indicators for C++, JavaScript & SQL files. File-level indicators appear once for each file, at the bottom of the editor window. You can see more details of this feature in this blog post.

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In Visual Studio 2015 RC, we have enabled CodeLens file-level indicators for all types of files that can be opened in the Visual Studio editor and versioned in a Git repository. Of course, because code-element-level CodeLens indicators are displayed for C# & Visual Basic files (for example, separately for each method in a class), you won’t see file-level indicators for these types of files.

Combined Authors and When last changed indicators

We have also enabled the combined Authors and When last changed CodeLens indicators for Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC). This indicator now displays how long ago the last change happened.

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Try CodeLens and tell us what you think!

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