Visual Studio 2013 Preview: New Features (Part-I)


vs5Update:This is just the very basic information about CodeLens. If you want to know more, there is very good article describing it to depth is now available at MSDN(msdn.microsoft.com) . Believe me, CodeLens has much more usability than this small blog post and you will definitely love it.
The availability of Visual Studio 2013 preview was announced 1 day ago and one can download it from http://goo.gl/pioqg . After using it for few hours I have noticed, there are many new features (both UI and functionality) included in this preview version.
Note: Please note that I do not guarantee about the actual usage and behaviors of these features.

CodeLens:

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Now, I don’t need to remember the no of reference count of any class, method, property, constructor etc. If you look at the above figure, there is a clear indication (1) above Class1 that it is being referenced in 2 places. Now, clicking on (1) 2 references pops out a detailed box describing the references, whether it is in the same file (2) or some other file (3) . We can also find a more detailed view (4) on mouse hover over the description to find details like file name, line no, column no & code snippet containing the reference.

I will love to hear from you, if you have any other opinion or in case you want point out some mistake in this post.

Thanks

You may also like to read Visual Studio 2013 Preview: New Features (Part-II) about the Annotated Scroll bar