Code Lens and Visual Studio Community

Published on 06 juillet 2016

Code Lens and Visual Studio Community

Code Lens is a powerful plugin of Visual Studio (available since 2013 version).

It shows various information, but the one I found the most useful is the references count. I’m talking about this:



…it’s not available in Visual Studio Community Edition. Code Lens is part of the « premium » features you get when you have Pro or Enterprise edition. (VS Team confirms this : Visual Studio Uservoice)


…there is a workaround! Just install the SSDT (SQL Server Data Tools) preview for Visual Studio 2015. You can download it here :

This installs the Code Lens plugin and allows you to enable it in VS :


Source : StackOverflow

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