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 Koopakiller | Mon 3:08 PM

Cool extension, thanks for opportunity to search snippets faster!

by Andreas Pollak | Fri 10:07 AM

I found the old version better (in terms of results and UI).
I cant find a suitable result in tne new version for my test search
"parse xmlData as xml" where xmlData is a String variable. Originally
this returned a snippet with "XElement.Parse" which was very useful.

I support an additional approach of an extra page, but I would still
prefer to browse snippets in the preview.

I also would prefer a quick way to navigate to the new Codesamples Tool Windows aka ShortCut :-)

Language Experience Team Fri 4:16 PM
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Hi Andreas
Thank you for the feedback!! We will discuss this with the team and bring the best user experience to the extension :)

by mrkt_kevin | Thu 4:34 AM

by Christiaan Rakowski | August 26 2014

by Ognjen Koprivica | August 26 2014

One of the best add-ons ever!

by Peter DC | August 26 2014

I find it really helpful and am experiencing less red squigly lines as a result.
As the product ages so more and better code samples should become available.

The response from the devs to fix and improve is really great, can't really ask for more.

by paulovila2 | August 26 2014

Still in beta, maybe it's missing some file. Getting infinite message box showing:

No exports were found that match the constraint:
ContractName
Microsoft.Internal.VisualStudio.PlatformUI.ISolutionAttachedCollectionService
RequiredTypeIdentity
Microsoft.Internal.VisualStudio.PlatformUI.ISolutionAttachedCollectionService




Language Experience Team August 26 2014
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Hello
Thank you for reporting the problem! It's the first time that we receive this error report. Would you please send a screenshot of the error to us? Our email address is bingdevassistant@microsoft.com. We look forward to working with you and resolve the problem.

by Tim Tang | August 26 2014

试想一下,如果此插件和微软小冰+语音识别结合在一起,那程序员在写代码时会增加不少的乐趣:
1。搜索问题时,只要打开Bing助手,通过语音进行搜索问题,写代码过程中随时搜索
2。小冰将自身的云计算、大数据、深度神经网络技术应用到代码搜索上,然后将答案呈现出来给程序员参考
3。更多新奇有趣的玩法

Language Experience Team August 26 2014
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这是个很有趣的想法。谢谢你的宝贵建议!:)

by Erfan Noury | August 25 2014

When pressing Ctrl+Space to show the list of suggestions (when it is not visible), Visual Studio crashes.

Language Experience Team August 25 2014
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Hi Erfan
I fixed the 'ctrl+space' issue this morning. Could you double confirm that you are using the latest version (6.1) of the plugin? If you are already using the new version, would you please email us your reproduce steps and we will look into it. Our email address is bingdevassistant@microsoft.com

by babula38 | August 23 2014

It would have been better if would have option of switching off the online search(i.e user have a option to switch on/off the online search).

Language Experience Team August 25 2014
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Thank you for your wonderful suggestion! May I ask in what circumstance would you want to manually turn off the offline search? Please feel free to email us and we can discuss offline. bingdevassistant@microsoft.com

by it-news | August 22 2014

Excellent app! It helps me a lot when I'm coding.

by sqlguy | August 22 2014

Will not find anything. Useless!

Language Experience Team August 22 2014
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Hello. Would you mind emailing us your query? bingdevassistant@microsoft.com. We will check why the plugin does not find code samples for you.

by Paul W Marvin | August 21 2014

by Syberius | August 19 2014

Perfect

by patrykgolus | August 19 2014

by Bill Menees | August 19 2014

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 August 19 2014
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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 | August 19 2014

awesome!!!

by liguangli | August 19 2014

cool...

by Hanselman | August 18 2014

by Andrew B Frank | August 18 2014

Nice!

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  • Fix intellisense autoselect at start of lambda expression
    4 Posts | Last post Mon 8:40 AM
    • When I writing lambda expression like this:
      var dictValues = context.Where(dv
      at this point when I push space, your extension autoselects something in intellisense popup and replaces my variable 'dv' with whatever it selects in popup window. That's very annoying. Please fix.
    • Thank you for reporting the issue to us! This is a quick note that we are investigating the problem. 
    • Hello Soviet
      We just released a fix for the issue.  Would you try installing the update and let me know if it works for you now?
      Thank you again for reporting this issue!
      
    • Hi! Yes, you fixed this! Thank you very much! Now it's great extention! Keep that good work.
  • Visual studio crashes a lot
    5 Posts | Last post Thu 6:01 AM
    • Visual Studio crashes when intellisense tries to popup, got the following exception:
      
      System.NullReferenceException was unhandled
      Message: An unhandled exception of type 'System.NullReferenceException' occurred in Microsoft.OneCode.IntellisensePresenter.dll
      Additional information: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
      
    • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
      Version 12.0.30324.00 Update 2 RC
      Microsoft .NET Framework
      Version 4.5.50938
    • Hello Tom
      Thank you for reporting the issue!Does it happen when you press Ctrl+Space?  If so, this is a known issue, and we plan to release a fix soon next week.  As soon as the fix is released, I will inform you in this thread.
      
      If it does not happen when you press Ctrl+Space, would you please share the repro steps?  It will be very helpful for us to diagnose the problem. 
      
    • Hello
      We have just released the fix of the ctrl+sapce problem.  Could you install the update and let me know how it works for you?  Thank you again for reporting this issue!
      Thanks
      Scott
    • That seems to fix the problem. Was indeed the Ctrl+space problem, thanks for the fix!
  • The size of IntelliSense bing search window
    1 Posts | Last post Thu 5:27 AM
    • Hi, 
       Does we can change size of the Bing search intelliSense window ?
  • Not working behind a corporate fire wall.
    3 Posts | Last post Wed 3:01 PM
    • I tried the exact example from the demo video http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/dl.aspx?id=208961&l=i but the query "read file line by line" returned "No code snippets found".
      
      Note that I'm behind a corporate fire wall.
      In VS 2012, I had to add the following to devenv.exe.config before it was able to access the online gallery and product updates.
      
          <system.net>
            <defaultProxy>
              <proxy proxyaddress="http://<our proxy>:<our port>"/>
            </defaultProxy>
              <settings>
                  <ipv6 enabled="true"/>
                  <servicePointManager expect100Continue="false" />
              </settings>
          </system.net>
      
      This is no longer necessary with VS 2013, but could it be that the Bing code search requires access to some specific ports or uses a hard-coded-non-proxy-internet-access?
      
    • Exactly what i experience!
    • This is also happening to me. However, I've set the default proxy, AND I've set the proxy settings in the Dev Assistant options.
      
      With VS2013
  • Getting Bad Results
    1 Posts | Last post Wed 1:50 PM
    • I installed the extension and tried to use it with a simple example where I was using (Winforms) Timer and the search results where showing crazy debugger attributes.
      
      I entered: var timer = new Timer() { I
      
      I got the Intellisense for Interval which is what I wanted but the following search results showed up:
      
      [assembly: DebuggerDisplay(@"\{MinExtra = {MinExtra} MinSize = {MinSize}}", Target = typeof(WinForms::Splitter))]
      [assembly: DebuggerDisplay(@"\{Text = {Text}}", Target = typeof(WinForms::TextBox))]
      [assembly: DebuggerDisplay(@"\{Interval = {m_msec}}", Target = typeof(WinForms::Timer))]
      [assembly: DebuggerDisplay(@"\{{Value} Min = {Minimum} Max = {Maximum}}", Target = typeof(WinForms::TrackBar))]
      [assembly: DebuggerDisplay(@"\{Text = {m_strText}}", Target = typeof(WinForms::TreeNode))]
      
  • Ctrl-Space crashes Visual Studio
    4 Posts | Last post August 26, 2014
    • 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. 
    • Hello
      We have just released the fix of the ctrl+sapce problem.  Could you install the update and let me know how it works for you?  Thank you again for reporting this issue!
      Thanks
      Scott
    • It works appropriately now, thank you.
  • Ctrl+Space bug
    7 Posts | Last post August 26, 2014
    • 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
    • Hope this will get fixed soon because currently this makes the extension unusable :(
    • We will release the fix in just a few hours! :)
    • Hello
      We have just released the fix of the ctrl+sapce problem.  Could you install the update and let me know how it works for you?  Thank you again for reporting this issue!
      Thanks
      Scott
    • Seems to be working now :) thanks a lot!
  • Can't install
    2 Posts | Last post August 21, 2014
    • Whenever I try to install I just get:
      
      21/08/2014 08:30:25 PM - Microsoft VSIX Installer
      21/08/2014 08:30:25 PM - -------------------------------------------
      21/08/2014 08:30:25 PM - Initializing Install...
      21/08/2014 08:30:25 PM - Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.MissingPackagePartException: The package does not contain the software license agreement that is specified in the extension manifest (en/en\Eula.rtf).
         at Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.ExtensionHeaderImpl.get_License()
         at VSIXInstaller.App.InitializeInstall()
         at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.InnerInvoke()
         at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Execute()
      
      
      I see there's been an update today, I guess the licence got messed up.
    • Just tried installing it through VS2013 directly instead of downloading it from here and it works great there.
  • hit [enter} at end of function block and it jumps down to some randome spot in another function
    2 Posts | Last post August 20, 2014
    • 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 August 19, 2014
    • 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! (^_^)
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