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How about giving people options?   

Paying for a Resharper plug-in to VS Code wouldn't really be much different to purchasing Rider would it?  Except they then cover both bases, instead of the situation we now have where those who don't like Rider, don't buy anything.  And commercial plug-ins for VSC are possible.  Just ask the Wallaby.js guys.

I happen to have a Jetbrains toolbox subscription so obviously I have Rider available to me but I'll be honest here, I just don't like it.  It would be the same reason that I moved to VS Code from Webstorm for web development work, just as soon as VSC became mature enough to offer most of the features I needed.  Rider feels old, ugly, dated and slow in comparison, not to mention the context switching between two IDE's.

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Chr4000 unfortunately, I agree on your last comment :'(

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Andrew Hirst

It's most likely a lot of work maintaining a product that needs to support an Electron app written in Typescript, and their own IDE written in Java. And if the demand for the VS code plugin isn't there, it's a waste of money.

Also, i'm pretty sure that in 2020, they will focus on performance for their IDE's

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Chr4000 They can not decide based on this silly forum topic. And I don't see them sending out a survey to their customer base and asking, "would you willing to pay for a VSCODE extension". (at least I didn't receive such a thing). There is something else that is going on, and for some reason, they are against it from the core. However, such a survey would give them a great "insight" if they were interested in it.

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Cengiz Ilerler

I guess the reason is all the time they invest in Rider and Webstorm. It seems that a lot of webstorm features gets included in Rider.

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Chr4000 maybe you are right, or maybe not. I believe JetBrains is still upset that Microsoft didn't acquire them in the past and implemented the most important features into the Visual Studio. Most likely, JetBrains decided not to go with Microsoft way anymore.  Again pure speculation, and will stay as it is until they provide insight about it.  Let's wait until we hear from them, and hope that they will be kind enough to respond to us.

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I would be VERY surprised if they hadn't evaluated the feasibility of writing this plug-in.  I mean, they have all the rules, suggestions, etc. sat right there.  Perhaps they just don't have any expertise outside of their core Java development skills?

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@Stevelillis - Having a go at me or Jetbrains wont change anything. I am sure you can appreciate there is no 1 to 1 feature mapping between VsCode and VStudio so the "loose coupling" you mention would still require a significant amount of effort. They are pursuing a gap in the market where the IDE runs on everything which to me seems reasonable because VStudio does not (but I am sure Microsoft are looking at this also, I believe you can run VStudio on a mac, https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/visual-studio-mac/).

It is an IDE race which I hope Jetbrains will bottom out first.  

As for the opinions on this thread, you should probably start reading from the top down to see what I am talking about when I mention the threats of boycott. Last I checked threats were not opinions. 

I also really do not care what "real world" applications you supposedly build or what you setup at home or work is. Quid pro quo. 

 

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My company (Traderhut Games/Consulting + another I work for) just moved to VS Code -  away from VS 2017, we don't even have our web code in our VS project anymore, so anyone wanting to pop over to that and edit it in VS is SOL.  (Me.)

One Ironic thing is that people are saying they want VS Code to have all the awesome features of VS... but not the bloat.  Yeah, I want my 0 calorie 3 course meal, with a extra deserts..  What do you think bloated VS?  If not the addition of all those features?

Further Ironically,  I just got a Resharper license about a month ago for VS 2017, and now it is useless.  I REALLY like it, but a lot of the features seem like they wouldn't transfer well to VS Code.   It does seem to slow down VS about 50%...  So, let's see you are looking at time in VS vs VS Code:

 

VS Code:  **

VS 2017:  ***********************

VS 2017:   ***********************RRRRRRRRRR     (With Resharper)

 

So, you all want:

VS Code: **RRRRRRRRRR   (With Resharper)

 

I'm expecting you all to jump up and down and scream about how it is now taking 6 times longer to do anything because Resharper is scanning all the files and building up all those features that you want in resharper.... and you *didn't* want bloat.

 

I love Resharper, but like JetBrains, perhaps it is time to die?   (It is the ONLY product I've ever used from the company, so at least, from my standpoint, it may not have any life left)

 

I'm not seeing a solution for them either.  I mean, if they cut out features like a crazed barbarian with two swords, you *might* end up with
VS Code: **RRR

 

Which, I'm SURE people would complain like heck about!!

In the past, my only issue with Resharper was it sometimes crashed VS, and it was slower than heck.   The 2017 version hasn't made my experience unusable like pervious versions did, but I just don't see how it works in VS Code as a product.

 

  -Traderhut Games

 

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I now work almost exclusively in VSCode.  I'd love to see resharper support for it.  Might be worth you doing a poll to see how much support there is for it.  Even with the poll, I would guess there would be significantly more people who'd go for it than actually respond.  I get the feeling that some of the other posters here might be correct.  You may well be missing the boat.  Many of the features that make resharper an absolute must to have are becoming available thru omnisharp, and not being in that space when it hits critical mass might we just blow JB out of it.  Given how easy you've stated it is to migrate Resharper to just about anything, and how resharper is a daemon + ui integration, doesn't seem like it would cost all that much to move across.   Get a couple of interns to do it over the summer, and I'm sure you'll see take up.

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@Traderhut Games Where is JetBrains Rider in your comparison? It is fast and has Re# features. The slowness of VS+Re# is mainly due to the fact VS is x86, which cuts the amount of used memory, causing massive GC.

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Cengiz Ilerler

Half the thread is people berating Rider and the business decision not to support VS code.

Plus it's been stated multiple times, that Rider is the reason not to support VS code. Which i for one is perfectly happy with.

So i'm simply adding that i support Jetbrains in this.

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@joe herts - I agree totally. I also have a full subscription and I am one happy bunny without resharper in vscode. I find some of the raging on this thread bizarre. It smacks of CSharp devs who have had JavaScript rammed down their throats and the only way they can figure out how to do their JavaScript work is through VsCode and they get frustrated every time they have to fire up Visual Studio to get at those awesome Resharper features to do their CSharp work. Peculiar that they would take it out on Jetbrains, maybe they should winge at the VsCode team for not supporting Visual Studio plug-ins? That would make more sense to me.

@Jetbrains - you guys rock. I have high hopes that Rider will beat VsStudio one day. Keep at it.

@VsCoders - you are using the wrong tool for the job! Now get over it and move on.

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Andrew,

In terms of web development, Rider includes parts of ReSharper web dev support (such as for TypeScript and JavaScript), and we're planning to merge in a considerable part of WebStorm functionality, such as for Node.js and probably Angular (although there's also an Angular plugin for ReSharper that can work with Rider, too.) Based on your comment, this is the single JetBrains offfering that satisfies your requirement. The Visual Studio with ReSharper + WebStorm is a popular setting among web developers, and Rider is certainly targeting this group.

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@Sdrake

Yes, JetBrains Team is definitely reading this thread. As Jura Gorohovsky mentioned above, we are not planning to support VS Code. We've made a decision to put a lot of efforts/investments to Rider and we are not going to change our mind. 

Thanks! 

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Hi Tristian,

At this point we're not planning to support VS Code even if/when it gets a proper extensibility model.

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