Bing Developer Assistant Beta

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Bing Developer Assistant puts millions of code snippets and code sample projects at your fingertips while you are coding in Visual Studio.

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by Paul W Marvin | at 1:59 PM

by Syberius | Tue 6:46 PM

Perfect

by patrykgolus | Tue 5:30 PM

by Bill Menees | Tue 11:59 AM

I like the IntelliSense enhancement, but I hate the placement of the Bing search tools in the Standard toolbar. I don't need the Bing controls nearly as much as I need standard operations like Save and Find In Files. Please move the Bing search controls to their own toolbar. I'd rather uninstall this extension than go through all the work in the Customize Toolbar dialog to manually move the controls to another toolbar.

Language Experience Team Tue 5:28 PM
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Thank you! We hear your feedback, and we can move the search box into its own toolbar in a future release. Please continue using the plugin and give us suggestions: bingdevassistant@microsoft.com

by moslem | Tue 3:18 AM

awesome!!!

by liguangli | Tue 1:26 AM

cool...

by Hanselman | Mon 5:18 PM

by Andrew B Frank | Mon 5:16 PM

Nice!

by Daisy Edwards | Mon 5:14 PM

by Cheersup | Mon 9:37 AM

Cool! good plugin

by Edward.Roshan | Mon 7:16 AM

It's pretty useful. The only issue which I met is unmatched code snippet in the suggest window.

by SCY SU | Mon 6:19 AM

Good vsx.

by Huilin zhu | Mon 6:07 AM

Good!

by Bo Song | Mon 6:02 AM

Good!

by 小黑本本 | Mon 6:01 AM

Good plugin

by Scott Ge | Mon 5:54 AM

by OneScript Team | Mon 5:52 AM

by TROT0818 | Mon 5:52 AM

Cool!

by Bley Chen | Mon 5:51 AM

cool plugin,more convenient to write code!

by AndersSH | Mon 5:51 AM

it's an really useful tool.

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  • Ctrl+Space bug
    3 Posts | Last post 7:36 AM
    • Hi,
      
      let's say you write this code:
      
      class Test: IEnumerable
      {
      }
      
      and your cursor is on the end of IEnumerable, when you hit CTRL+Space VS blows away :)
    • Hello Tomek
      Thank you for reporting the issue!! We are looking into the problem with top priority.  We should be able to fix it soon.  Please keep using the plugin and share your suggestion with us at bingdevassistant@microsoft.com. 
      Thank you!!
    • Hi,
      
      I have the same problem when I use CTRL+Space. I'm waiting for solution.
      
      Thanks
  • Ctrl-Space crashes Visual Studio
    2 Posts | Last post Wed 6:05 PM
    • I'm used to complete the function names in the C# editor with Ctrl-Space, but when this extension is active, on Ctrl-Space Visual Studio crashes.
    • Thank you for your feedback!  The team is looking into this issue with Tomek's repro steps.  We will fix this problem with top priority.  I much appreciate if you could share your repro steps. 
  • hit [enter} at end of function block and it jumps down to some randome spot in another function
    2 Posts | Last post Wed 12:03 AM
    • Place cursor after closing } of any function, hit enter...whats up with that unwanted functionality
    • Hello simp513, I could not reproduce the problem.  Would you mind giving me more information about the problem?  Could you email us bingdevassistant@microsoft.com, and we will assist you from there.  If we can repro the issue and work out a solution, we can share back to the community. 
  • NOT SUPPORTED FOR "VS2013 EXPRESS"... Installation failed :(
    3 Posts | Last post Tue 11:08 PM
    • Here is the "install log"
      
      19-08-2014 21:07:42 - 	Supported Products : 
      19-08-2014 21:07:42 - 		Microsoft.VisualStudio.Ultimate
      19-08-2014 21:07:42 - 			Version : [12.0]
      19-08-2014 21:07:42 - 		Microsoft.VisualStudio.Premium
      19-08-2014 21:07:42 - 			Version : [12.0]
      19-08-2014 21:07:42 - 		Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro
      19-08-2014 21:07:42 - 			Version : [12.0]
      19-08-2014 21:07:42 - 
      19-08-2014 21:07:42 - 	References      : 
      19-08-2014 21:07:42 - 
      19-08-2014 21:07:42 - Searching for applicable products...
      19-08-2014 21:07:42 - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional
      19-08-2014 21:07:42 - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web
      19-08-2014 21:07:42 - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web
      19-08-2014 21:07:42 - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows
      19-08-2014 21:07:42 - Found installed product - Global Location
      19-08-2014 21:07:42 - VSIXInstaller.NoApplicableSKUsException: This extension is not installable on any currently installed products.
         at VSIXInstaller.App.InitializeInstall()
         at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.InnerInvoke()
         at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Execute()
      
    • Hi Aswini
      The plugin currently does not support VS Express and VS2010.  It looks that your VS2012 and VS2013 are Express versions.  That's why you got the error.  The team here is trying to make the plugin available in VS 2012/2013 Express in a future release. 
    • Thanks! (^_^)
  • Useless
    3 Posts | Last post Tue 12:28 PM
    • Still not working if ReSharper is installed :( None of the suggested workarounds works either.
      Fix this ASAP please.
    • Hi Georgi
      
      Both Resharper and Bing Developer Assistant are customizing the Intellisense UI to provide more functions.  You have to choose one to enable.  To disable Resharper's Intellisense window and use Bing Developer Assistant's, please follow these steps:
      
      1. Go to Tools / Options menu item.
      2. Expand the ReSharper in the Options list, and click 'Options...'
      3. Expand the IntelliSense node in the Options window. Under 'General', choose 'Visual Studio'.  By default, it is 'Resharper'. 
      4. Save the changes. 
      
      Now, if you type some code again in the code editor, you will see the new intellisense API search experience provided by Bing Developer Assistant. 
      
      
    • This doesn't work for me in VS2013. When I follow the instructions above I get no IntelliSense at all.
  • Very cool!
    2 Posts | Last post Tue 2:19 AM
    • The new plugin is very cool!!  Great work!
    • Thank you!  Please keep using the plugin and share your feedback with us: bingdevassistant@microsoft.com
  • How do i...
    2 Posts | Last post Tue 2:18 AM
    • I have installed the Bing Developer Assistant Beta, yet when using the intellisense feature the "How Do I..." option does not appear. I am currently digging through the settings, but if anyone has encountered this and knows the solution to my problem it would be appreciated.
    • Hello 
      The 'How do I' button was available in the previous version of 'Bing Code Search' plugin. In the new plugin released today, we moved the 'How do I' function to the toolbar (with the search box with Bing logo), added the MSDN 'sample project' search besides the 'code snippet' search.  
      
      And in the new IntelliSense window, we enable users to look for code snippets for selected APIs. Please let me know if this is what you see in your Intellisense window.
      
      Thanks
      
  • Nothing shows up.
    3 Posts | Last post Tue 2:18 AM
    • The menu doesn't show up. "How do I". 
      Is there somewhere i can find a options menu or plugin manager?
      Thank you in advance
    • Did you ever find a resolution to this issue Hardware Chipher?
    • Hello 
      The 'How do I' button was available in the previous version of 'Bing Code Search' plugin. In the new plugin released today, we moved the 'How do I' function to the toolbar (with the search box with Bing logo), added the MSDN 'sample project' search besides the 'code snippet' search.  
      
      And in the new IntelliSense window, we enable users to look for code snippets for selected APIs. Please let me know if this is what you see in your Intellisense window.
      
      Thanks
      
      
  • Support for additional sources
    2 Posts | Last post Mon 4:20 PM
    • It would be great to expose some kind of API so that we could store code snippets locally and search those as well. For example, inside a corporation and allow us to take advantage of all the public code and internal code as well.
    • Offline search feature is now available in the version that we just released today.  Please try it, and let us know your feedback. :)
  • How can I change the shortcut key?
    3 Posts | Last post April 29, 2014
    • The default shortcut key of Alt+A interferes with the Find/Replace functionality in VS. I frequently highlight a section of code, type in "Find" and "Replace" parameters and press Alt+A to Replace All. However, now instead of replacing all, it brings up the Bing Code Search dialog, which is definitely not what I want.
      
      I couldn't find any options to change this shortcut key. Can I change Alt+A to something else? If not, I'll need to remove this package.
    • Open up options in Visual Studio, and navigate to Environment > Keyboard. From there, search for Tools.LaunchSnippetSearch, and you can re-assign the shortcut.
    • Alt-A gives a Exception in SnippetViewer in VS2013 - and Crashes VS2013: 
      WindowsBase.dll '' is not a valid value for property 'FontFamily'.
      
      ActivityLog.xml also has this
      System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.InvokePeek.IntellisensePresenterProvider.GetUIElement(CompletionSet itemToRender, ICompletionSession context, UIElementType elementType)
      
      Uninstalling till a new version is available.
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