I'm finally giving up on ReSharper due to performance issues.

I've used ReSharper for almost 10 years.and I've happily paid for Ultimate for the past several years. Now I'm giving up. I'm no longer willing to have VS crashes, debugger hangs, slow loading and the overall slowness. I've reported a few bugs, sent a few profiles, but the essential problem seems unsolvable.

I found two support pages, one updated yesterday, with JetBrains' responses:

They both miss the target by a mile. I'm not interested in how to turn off VS features. I want to know how to turn off ReSharper features!

I think R# made a design decision, when Roslyn arrived, to keep their approach that essentially duplicates Roslyn functionality. I disagreed with that decision then, and now I believe it was a fatal decision, at least for me. I hear of many other developers who have also decided to stop using ReSharper.

The only way I'd keep using ReSharper if I could turn off the huge memory usage. I'd use it for auto-complete, reformatting, some smaller stuff somewhat like CodeMaid. I suspect that's not possible because all of their functionality is based on their huge memory model.

So my question to the community is this: Has anyone succeeded in removing almost all of the ReSharper functionality and using it with only a lightweight feature set?

Thank you,


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I feel the same way. I am also a long time user of ReSharper. I could not imagine to work without it - until the latest relase of Visual Studio 2019 and Resharper 2019.1.2. I had so many crashes and hangs that I was unable to work with it, so I ended up turning it off. I find that a lot of the things I am using on a daily basis are already covered by VS. The refactoring tools were better with Resharper but if you can't get any work done with it, there is no use having them.
Sorry that I don't have the answer you were looking for, but turning Resharper off was the only option that worked for me.

I still hope that there will be a come back of Resharper with an updated version, but who knows when that will come out.

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I have to say it's quite shocking after installing a new VS to discover how much more responsive and pleasant VS is. We have a lot of issues with VS and I'm pretty sure most of them can be laid at the feet of R#. You've only got to use the EAP version to see how many internal errors it has.

It's just that - at the moment - R# has a better feature set and for us the benefits outweigh the downsides. So we're not yet at the point of giving it the heave-ho but I can understand those who have.


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