Edit and Continue survey results

Anthony D. Green [MSFT]

Thanks everybody for all the great feedback!

We’ve received hundreds of replies since last week with detailed information and concrete examples for us to review. We are closing the survey today and have started to process the tons of data you have provided.

The overwhelming majority of you have told us that Edit and Continue is important and you’d like us to make it even better. We asked of the scenarios we’d identified where Edit and Continue is disallowed today how many of you were impacted by which restrictions and here’s what you said:

As you can see the most frequently reported problem is that Edit and Continue doesn’t allow you to modify or add LINQ queries or lambda expressions.

The good news is that hope to address LINQ and lambdas (and more) in the next release of Visual Studio! In fact, we’ve investigated what it would take and the work is already underway to make the necessary changes across the Visual Studio debugger, .NET Runtime, and Managed Languages teams to make Edit and Continue play nice with LINQ queries and lambda expressions in vNext.

We’ll share more about that and other exciting developments in future posts. Until then, a HUGE THANKS from all of us on the Visual Studio team for helping us figure our what is important to you.



-The Visual Studio team


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