C# Edit And Continue

posted on 2004-10-15 at 16:20:41 by Joel Ross

The feedback apparently was pretty strong, and Microsoft listened. So the next Community drop will have Edit and Continue in C#.

Personally, I think this will be good. I liked the feature in VB 6.0, and missed it when I first made the jump to .NET. In that time, I made the jump to C#, and even with VB.NET 2005 having E & C, it still wasn't going to be enough for me to switch back. So this is basically icing on the cake for me.

There is one thing I haven't heard mentioned. Does this include web apps? From what I remember, E & C, even in VB.NET won't be included for web applications. That would be the best, but I'm guessing that won't be in there.

I haven't had the time to play around with VS 2005, so I can't speak from experience, and I'm not going to install it just to find out, but assuming that web apps aren't included, how does that work? If I have a class library that I'm developing and a web app that I'm developing, can I use E & C on the class library? Or because it's being used through a web app, that throws it out the window?

Some day maybe I'll have the time to test it out myself - maybe the next community drop (due next week) will get me off my butt.

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