New features and improvements coming to C# in Visual Studio Code

Datetime:2016-08-22 22:11:55          Topic: C#  Visual Studio           Share

Visual Studio Code is my editor of choice (even) for C#/.NET (unless I need to do some serious refactoring or software archeology exercise in the Visual Studio IDE with ReSharper). I’ve noticed a couple of opportunities for imporovements in the C# extension ( GitHub ) and a couple of merged pull requests all of the below updates are now available in the latest 1.4 beta of the C# extension and will land in the next release.

New: Navigate and view code of symbols for which source code is unavailable

The ability to dive into the structure of any type even such without source code was a major feature I missed in Visual Studio Code when working with a lot of third party dependencies. Now it’s here and supported are both “Go to definition” as well as “Peek Definition”:

New: C# 6 Expression bodied members syntax highlighting

Before

Note how the last declaration used to break the highlighting:

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Improved: Namespace and usings syntax highlighting

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Improved: Method parameters highlighting

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Fixed: Reserved word highlighting (@class, etc)

Using @class used to break the highlighting for example in this case:





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