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    #16
    Nice, will check it out now
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      #17
      I had vs2013.0 installed.

      I downloaded "vs2013.4.ctp1_tfs_exp_enu.iso" and "VS2013.4 CTP.exe", i inserted .iso and then launched "VS2013.4 CTP.exe", so installer doesnt use download, it uses offline .iso automatically, thats cool.

      I installed CTP1, it did not improve intellisense find references and F12 accuracy, but "prescan" and "rescan" seams really cool, after install i had long "initial prescan", but after reopenning project it doesnt rescan, thats cool, i think there will not be "per hour" rescan too, thats perfect, that was really annoying.

      After installation of CTP1, Visual Assist and other plugins still work, everything is fine, nothing additional actions required.
      Installation was perfect, without any warning message or interruption.
      Last edited by newbprofi; 09-18-2014, 05:20 AM.

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        #18
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          #19
          I have both Visual Assist and the handy Productivity Power Tools extension installed, and I use PPT's 'Ctrl+Click Go To Definition' feature a lot - which (upon holding Ctrl), turns the hovered-over code editor symbol, into a hyperlink which opens up a 'peek' window to the symbols definition.

          Every now and then though when I use this, it triggers the 'intellisense searching' or such dialog box - and I've learned that there's no point letting that do work, it's better to just immediately hit 'cancel', as it takes ages without finding anything.

          Even more rarely though, it will trigger the dialog box and then will freeze VS2013 entirely, and eventually after many minutes, it will show a 'peek' window with a 'failed to find null symbol' or such type of error.
          Equally as often as that though (rare but still sometimes) VS2013 will just crash entirely.


          In addition to all this: When VS2013 does crash, it loses all open tabs and such upon the next launch - this is a bit of an inconvenience, when I'm working in a lot of files at once (which is pretty regular); the crashes are annoying, but they would not be so bad, if I could just launch up again and start where I left off - with all the same tabs etc..

          EDIT: I do, of course, have the update in the OP installed
          Last edited by Shambler; 09-27-2014, 08:26 AM.

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            #20
            Just to note: Since this thread (which was for VS2013 Update 4 CTP1), a new CTP2 version was released on September 22nd, which says in its release notes, that it fixes the 'Go To Definition' issue I mentioned above:
            http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=44240
            http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio...available.aspx

            Says it should have more performance improvements too - have it installed here, working/building fine.

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              #21
              Amazing news, i can't believe the difference!
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                #22
                The RC for update 4 is out, shouldn't be long for the RTM release!

                http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio...available.aspx
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                  #23
                  Direct download link for those who want to try it (I struggled to find it for a while )

                  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=44545

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                    #24
                    Did they increase the perfomance even more? If not, let's just pretend they did.

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                      #25
                      I'm definitely noticing faster iteration times, it even makes VA behave a little quicker too when it goes back to Intellisense operations. Very nice

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                        #26
                        Yup it's all working surprisingly well at this point.

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                          #27
                          I once updated my IDE to Update 4 on one of my laptops and since then it never worked the same - it was really slow, throwing all kinds of errors for no reason, and because of that I'm really skeptical of updating VS13 now. Is this update stable?

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                            #28
                            My Intellisense is still incredibly slow, sometimes have to wait minutes to have something pop up. Is there a fix to this? Since ReSharper and WholeTomato is a bit outside my budget i'm looking for alternatives, preferably free alternatives.

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                              #29
                              Now this is because of the hugeness of the engine. In the settings you can set the tree depth of intellisense to a higher value. It will then consume more RAM but you will have better IntelliSense results.

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                                #30
                                Amazing guys! Nice work

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