Friday, August 24, 2012 11:03 AMNow VS 2012 is out whats the status with Debuger Canvas? Will we see a 2012 version soon ? Any feedback here would help with decsions weather to stick with 2010 or move to 2012 if debuger canvas is to be released soon.
Sunday, September 16, 2012 6:47 PMI would highly appreciate Debugger Canvas in VS 2012 too. It is very helpful for teaching.
Monday, September 17, 2012 11:02 AM
I would like to see Debugger Canvas in VS 2012 also.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:28 PMMe too, but I don't think Debugger Canvas goes far enough. I believe Code Bubbles is on the right path. I want to see Visual Studio have a mode where the Folder/File structure of the code is almost irrelevant to the coder from project creation through design, coding, and ultimately to release. Those details could, conceivably, be mostly derived from namespace and class name, though I know it is more complicated than that. I know there are some big challenges in creating such an IDE, and big risks too if people like me are an insignificant minority, but I hope Microsoft considering this path seriously. Code Bubbles is great, but not perfect. I'm eagerly watching Light Table, hoping that project is successful enough to eventually target Python as promised (and maybe Ruby if I'm lucky). But ultimately I'm a .NET developer so my hope is with Visual Studio. If Microsoft won't pursue this concept, I hope they do what they can with Visual Studio to make it as easy as possible for a 3rd party to do so. I know that whatever happens, what I really want isn't coming any time soon, but I have my fingers crossed that Debugger Canvas (at least) is released soon for 2012!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 4:29 AM
No "official" answer means bad news in that context ?
Really looking forward to have Debug Canvas in VS2012 and see how it help to visualize async calls .... Really useful in code review and of course debugging.
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- Edited by phochart Tuesday, October 30, 2012 4:29 AM
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 5:06 PM
Considering this post has been open for almost five months, I think it's safe to say they have dropped the ball on this one. I have pushed our shop to VS 2012, and now cannot use this tool. Very disappointing.
I saw an imbedded video in my VS 2012 today that referenced a new feature called Code Maps. I thought that this may be the same functionality, just renamed. It doesn't look the same, but some of the functionality is there. It shows a visualization of how the code interacts, and by double-clicking on the bubbles (representing methods or variables therein), you will be taken to the code. The layout is definitely different, but I think it will work for basic debugging. What I am not sure about is if it will help in multi-threaded debugging; one great strength of the Debugger Canvas.
Watch the Channel 9 video here:
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- Edited by NLReitz Saturday, January 12, 2013 7:04 PM Update