New to Resharper

I just got a copy of Resharper and since there is a lot in there I'm trying to figure out what I can get the most use of right away (until I have enough time to go through all the tools and options in more detail).

So just thought I'd ask the community. What are your top 5 (or 10) features are in Resharper? That is what do you use the most, and\or what is the most useful?

Thanks for any opinions.

F

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Hello fkish,

I'd suggest learning ReSharperin the following order:

  • Navigation. Just check every feature from this page and use as appropriate:

http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/features/navigation_search.html

  • Code analysis. Learn how to jump to errors/warnings from keyboard, master

quick fixes. http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/features/code_analysis.html


You can check this blog series by Joe White: http://www.excastle.com/blog/archive/2007/01/31/13141.aspx
It's a bit outdated, cause it is about ReSharper 2.5, but most things still
apply.
You can also check some videos here: http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/documentation/index.html
Some advanced feature tips and tricks are available here: http://resharper.blogspot.com/search/label/features

Sincerely,
Ilya Ryzhenkov

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


f> I just got a copy of Resharper and since there is a lot in there I'm
f> trying to figure out what I can get the most use of right away (until
f> I have enough time to go through all the tools and options in more
f> detail).
f>
f> So just thought I'd ask the community. What are your top 5 (or 10)
f> features are in Resharper? That is what do you use the most, and\or
f> what is the most useful?
f>
f> Thanks for any opinions.
f>
f> F
f>


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For me, the as-you-type syntax checking is number one, followed closely by
on-the-fly code analysis (highlighting dead code, null reference
possibilities, bad string.Format() calls, etc)

Next up is the "Introduce Variable" refactoring, which I seem to use an
awful lot, mainly to cut down on typing more than refactoring.

The live-templates are also highly used (foreach being number one, but I've
developed a few of my own to help me save typing)

Navigation is also a top-tier feature, with Go-To-Class and Go-To-Definition
being used constantly.

And finally, the improved color coding, extract-method refactoring, the
file-structure window, and the error-bars along the right are all now
can't-live-without features for me.


"fkish" <fjkish@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I just got a copy of Resharper and since there is a lot in there I'm trying
>to figure out what I can get the most use of right away (until I have
>enough time to go through all the tools and options in more detail).
>

So just thought I'd ask the community. What are your top 5 (or 10)
features are in Resharper? That is what do you use the most, and\or what
is the most useful?

>

Thanks for any opinions.

>

F


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Hello Paul,

We've finally got Complete Statement for you in ReSharper 4, I hope you will
report great deal of issues about it during EAP :)

Sincerely,
Ilya Ryzhenkov

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


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Bet on it.

I'm sad to say that many developers in my company ended up uninstalling
Resharper (2.5 for VS2005) due to performance issues and problems they had
in ASP.NET and other areas. As much as I evangalize it here, I'm one of the
few remaining that still uses it every day.

I'm hoping against hope that 4.x changes that, and you can believe I'll be
giving you as much feedback as I can (and soliciting as much as I can from
others) in order to make sure that it's solid enough that people come back
to it.

Personally, I can't imagine living without it. Developing without Resharper
is like coding with bear skins and stone knives.

"Ilya Ryzhenkov" <orangy@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
news:76a2bd0b14f67a8ca35a4617dc2f6@news.intellij.net...

Hello Paul,

>

We've finally got Complete Statement for you in ReSharper 4, I hope you
will report great deal of issues about it during EAP :)

>

Sincerely,
Ilya Ryzhenkov

>

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

>


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