Will VS ever go back to working as advertised

Lloyd Sheen 1,266 Reputation points

So I waited for 5 mins for Hot Reload to init. After that time I just gave up as it 90% of the time does nothing.

So now the project loads and I could debug.

Ok so go back to setting and enable Hot Reload.

F5 but no Hot Reload init.

Restart VS.

Check settings and it is set on.

F5 and again no Hot Reload.

Every day is like this. VS just does whatever it wants. Some days it works some it doesn't. I have documented lots of problems with VS but it seems to get worse with every release. The fact that it is not even consistent in what it does makes it some days impossible to use.

Love when F5 sometimes gives one of those impossible to see why errors and the next F5 (no changes made) will execute.

Along with these errors the fact that there is no designer and we are supposed to rely on Hot Reload can someone point me to a better development application?

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