Install CodeLens In Visual Studio Community 2015
Microsoft is obviously making a step to make tools that affordable for everyone, for a small company that has less than 5 users can actually use Visual Studio Community 2015, please read the license here, there are other terms and conditions need to fulfill in order to use this. PLEASE READ!!! :).
Recently, we decided to move from Visual Studio 2015 professional into Visual Studio Community 2015 (Still not sure how deep is the impact), and noticed some of the cool features had been gone from the text editor, the CodeLens !!!. That’s really annoyed me for awhile as something seems missing from my view.
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What is the different between these 2 versions?
- No CodeLens!!!
- No Team Foundation Server features. (We could use Git or TFS Express :). )
You can have a look on the differences here
In case, you are like me would like to save money but at the same time still maintain to use the great features that available in another version of the visual studio, CodeLens, then we are about to show you how to install CodeLens that doesn’t include in the original package.
The 2 Steps !!!
1. Download SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT). You may have questions why the SSDT has to do with CodeLens? Ya make sense when i first install i got the same question as well but obviously the CodeLens had bundle in SSDT!!! lol.
2. When you are in this screen, make sure you tick these 3 checkboxes even you do not wish to install. In case you don’t like to have this in your machine you could choose to uninstall SSDT, but some of the components still remain in the machine so the CodeLens still can use 🙁 (Good??? with all the garbage files?? Well depend how you judge it 😛 )
3. After installation done, you should manage to see the CodeLens appear as before.