# Tuesday, 10 June 2008

ReSharper-Logo My favorite Visual Studio add-in just got revved to version 4.0. Full LINQ support included along with a number of other goodies. I may have to update my ReSharper review now :)

Although I got to say that an install screen looking like this would scare me just a little if I didn't know the product all ready. Busy, Busy, Busy!



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Tuesday, 10 June 2008 12:41:12 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)
ReSharper is an awesome plugin I would recommend it to anyone who codes in c# on a regular basis. ReSharper not only helps you code faster it also helps you code better.
Tuesday, 10 June 2008 12:50:47 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)
Amen, brother! HALLELUJA!
Tuesday, 10 June 2008 13:56:25 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)
How's the performance this time around? Like many others I have installed the previous versions only to uninstall due to sluggish performance.
Tuesday, 10 June 2008 15:09:39 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)
I haven't done any heavy duty dev work with 4.0 yet but from my experience with the beta it seems on par with 3.0 which I was pretty happy with perf wise. It does incur a perf hit but I gladly give a bit of that up for all the niceness that ReSharper brings to the table.
Tuesday, 10 June 2008 18:49:18 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)
I agree with Søren on the performance it's pretty much like 3.x but I don't think 3.x was bad either... I'm usually working on medium/big sized code bases and I don't think I've ever considered RS3 to be slow, even with the solution wide error checker turned on.

Of course any plug-in comes with some kind of perf. hit, be it small or big. However, in my experience the perf. you gain as a developer by using RS, vs. the perf. hit you suffer from having it running in the background, is usually a very good trade off.

Brian, I recommend you download the trial and see if you still think the performance is too bad.
Tuesday, 10 June 2008 22:24:09 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)

Amen... this product is awesome. I've been installing the latest beta build the past month or so.

My favorite new 4.0 is:

"Clean up code" in the entire solution (both formating, but also some minor "safe" refactorings). This makes it much easier to enforce common coding style.

On a close second comes the new "Errors in solution feature" which finds a lot of small errors in especially ASP.NET solutions.

PS: The performance is great if you ask me... even on big solutions. The startup analyzing takes some time, but after that its great. Of cause the "Background compile" in C# takes some performance, but this feature is such a time saver, that I don't like programing without.
Wednesday, 11 June 2008 21:08:43 (Romance Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)
I can only agree with Thomas and the rest of you. I have also used the 4.0 version of ReSharper (though the beta versions until today) on large solutions and I don't think the perf hit is worth mentioning.

One of the things that I've gotten to love a lot is the intellisense ReSharper is able to give me in the ASCX/ASPX pages in ASP.NET solutions.

Thumbs up for ReSharper!
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