Why use Resharper?

Is there an overview anywhere of the features that Resharper provides above
and beyond those provided by VS 2005... specifically the Team System version
with VS unit testing ?


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Hello Rick,

It's a very long story about what ReSharper adds to VS 2005. Some people
say, that VS + ReSharper is what C# IDE should be :)
You can check ReSharper features page (http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/features/index.html)
for specific information.

Also, there is nice (and continued) series of blog posts by Joe White called
"31 days of ReSharper", which you can find here: http://excastle.com/blog/archive/2007/01/31/13141.aspx
He's already up to day 7 and doing a really great job of giving examples
and explaining some of the "must have" features that ReSharper provides.
Note, that Joe is not affiliated with JetBrains in any way and expresses
his own opinion.

If you have specific questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Sincerely,
Ilya Ryzhenkov

JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


R> Is there an overview anywhere of the features that Resharper provides
R> above and beyond those provided by VS 2005... specifically the Team
R> System version with VS unit testing ?
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Is there an overview anywhere of the features that Resharper provides
above and beyond those provided by VS 2005... specifically the Team
System version with VS unit testing ?


Hi Rick

I use R# with VSTS Team Suite Tester Edition. R# does not add much to the
unit testing abilities of VSTS, but the code navigation and refactoring is
where it really shines for me. I've been using R# since its first early
access program and couldn't imagine working without it. It makes my coding
so much more productive and allows me to navigate fluidly through my code
better than VS has ever even come close to. The links that Ilya posted should
give you a flavour of what you can achieve with VS + R#, but the proof is
in the using. Don't expect R# to engage in the team system side of VS though,
as it doesn't. R# has a really good test runner that integrates with NUnit,
but I have chosen to stick with VSTS tests so as to keep the integration
with TFS that this brings. There is a plugin for R# that allows the R# unit
test runner to work with VS unit tests, but this is not Jetbrains code -
check the Open API newsgroup if you're interested, but be aware that it only
currently works with solutions which contain single test projects.

Cheers

Sean


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Thanks for the replies! :)


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