Position of ReSharper 5.x compared to Visual Studio 2010

Now that Microsoft has released more information about the next version of Visual Studio 2010 it seems like there are many features from R# embedded within the IDE. How does JetBrains positions R# 5.x compared to Visual Studio 2010?

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Hello Gabriel Lozano-Moran,

We recently returned from PDC, and currently I'm at TechEd EMEA and we are
communicating with various people at Microsoft, collecting important information,
so I guess we would be able to give your more information about ReSharper
5 plans, features and such later this year, when we analyse information,
plan and set schedule.

Sincerely,
Ilya Ryzhenkov

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


G> Now that Microsoft has released more information about the next
G> version of Visual Studio 2010 it seems like there are many features
G> from R# embedded within the IDE. How does JetBrains positions R# 5.x
G> compared to Visual Studio 2010?
G>


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Anyone happen to notice that the main screen shot on the 2010 page shows the ReSharper options dialog?

http://www.microsoft.com/Visualstudio/products/2010/default.mspx

vs2010.png

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Hello Michael,

Great catch! Thanks!

Sincerely,
Ilya Ryzhenkov

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


MG> Anyone happen to notice that the main screen shot on the 2010 page
MG> shows the ReSharper options dialog?
MG>
MG> http://www.microsoft.com/Visualstudio/products/2010/default.mspx
MG>
MG> Image:vs2010.png
MG>
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MG> Original message URL:
MG> http://www.jetbrains.net/devnet/message/5230311#5230311


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yes, it's amazing... not only that, but the other screen shows the R# error indicator column on the right of it's editor pane!

perhaps it's a sign that MS plans to integrate R# right into VS? That would be a GREAT idea (and I'm sure JetBrains would get some $$$ out of this deal )

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Perhaps there will be an announcement late this year by MS that they have bought RS and all employees at JB are now stock millionaires? ;-)

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I wanted to bump this "old" discussion to see whether or not the team behind R# cares to comment at this point? I am having discussions with my manager about the added value of R# once we migrate to Visual Studio 2010.

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Hello Gabriel Lozano-Moran,

We are going to publish ReSharper 5 roadmap this week. I hope it will answer
your questions.
Also, I still wonder what features in VS2010 you think will make ReSharper
not valued enough? Could you please share your vision?

Sincerely,
Ilya Ryzhenkov

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


G> I wanted to bump this "old" discussion to see whether or not the team
G> behind R# cares to comment at this point? I am having discussions
G> with my manager about the added value of R# once we migrate to Visual
G> Studio 2010.
G>
G> ---
G> Original message URL:
G> http://www.jetbrains.net/devnet/message/5246592#5246592


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My manager is convinced that most of the functionality such as navigation (looking up types, find usages ...) and refactoring will already be available in Visual Studio 2010. His argument is also that because this functionality will be part of the Visual Studio ecosystem, that the performance would be drastically better than the performance of R#.

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Hello Gabriel Lozano-Moran,

As of Beta1, VS2010 has 6 refactorings. Compared to 35 refactorings in ReSharper
(and 40 in ReSharper 5) this is almost nothing.

ReSharper analysis is far better than what is provided by Visual Studio.
Note, that VS has only few quick fixes (smart tags) for few errors.

Find usages in VS2010 is better than in VS2008, but still far from what ReSharper
can offer. Plain list of results with no grouping, no filtering (can you
easily find write usages for property?), poor support for cross-language
search (doesn't work without recompile, misses lots of references in ASP
and Xaml).

VS have neither import type completion (you have to type full name to import
namespace), nor smart completion.

For navigation, VS2010 has new feature Navigate To, which is just copy of
ReSharper's Goto type/file/symbol. That's cool, but ReSharper has a lot more
navigation actions, like go to inheritors and bases, fast goto usages, goto
file member, recent files and edits, etc. I personally use them daily and
navigate my code very fast.

As for performance, this is something to investigate. Is it possible you
can contact support@jetbrains.com to discuss perforamnce issues you have?
Thanks.

Sincerely,
Ilya Ryzhenkov

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


G> My manager is convinced that most of the functionality such as
G> navigation (looking up types, find usages ...) and refactoring will
G> already be available in Visual Studio 2010. His argument is also that
G> because this functionality will be part of the Visual Studio
G> ecosystem, that the performance would be drastically better than the
G> performance of R#.
G>
G> ---
G> Original message URL:
G> http://www.jetbrains.net/devnet/message/5246624#5246624


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