The cat’s out of the bag and the word is spreading like wildfire: Microsoft has added Edit and Continue to C# for VS2005.
The VS/Framework developers are really knocking me over with their support for the community these days. I mean, I’ve always had good relationships with them and been able to affect minor features via feedback in betas I’ve participated in, but never have I seen something of this magnitude take place.
That said, I don’t honestly believe Edit and Continue would have been worth holding the release of the product up over. People seem to make a really big deal out of it… as if VS.NET should not even bother coming out if it doesn’t add the feature. While it’s a nice feature to have for a limited range of simple inline fixes, I could easily live without it.