Edit and Continue cannot work when code is added as link for VB in VS2010/2012 - by Nemo.Chen

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  Won't Fix<br /><br />
		Due to several factors the product team decided to focus its efforts on other items.<br /><br />
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ID 790348 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 2
Opened 6/17/2013 9:22:22 PM
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The feature of 'edit and continue' cannot work when a vb file is added as link, meanwhile a normal file is ok in same project.
I tried it for both VS2010 Pro and VS2012 Pro, same issue.
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Posted by Microsoft on 7/10/2013 at 2:03 PM

Thanks for contacting us about this issue. We've investigated the problem and found that Edit and Continue for linked files was specifically disabled in 2003 because there are nasty problems that can occur with Edit and Continue if a file is linked into more than one project. Unfortunately, we won't be able to fix this for the next release of Visual Studio. However, I've added it to our future backlog.

Kind Regards,
Dustin Campbell
Visual Studio Managed Languages
Posted by boisie on 7/3/2013 at 8:02 AM
Without the ability to do Edit & Continue on linked files our development team's productivity is severely hampered. It would really be great to hear back from MS when we might get some sort of access to a hotfix for this problem.
Posted by xyzbits on 7/3/2013 at 7:26 AM
See issue 790596 for attached simple project and workflow demonstrating problem.
Posted by Nemo.Chen on 6/18/2013 at 6:43 PM
Thank you for your reply.
Is there any workarounds for this issue?
Posted by Microsoft on 6/18/2013 at 3:17 AM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by Microsoft on 6/17/2013 at 9:50 PM
Thank you for your feedback, we are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(http://support.microsoft.com)