A group blog from members of the VB team
CodeRush Xpress is a FREE Visual Studio 2008 add-in containing 60+ refactorings, 7 editing features, and full support for C# and Visual Basic.
CodeRush Xpress includes the following features.
In addition, you receive the following refactorings.
Add Parameter Create Overload Create With Statement Encapsulate Field Encapsulate Field (read only) Extract Interface Extract Method Extract Property Extract XML Literal to Resource Flatten Conditional Introduce Constant Introduce Constant (local) Introduce Local Introduce Local (replace all) Inline Temp Inline With Statement Make Explicit Make Explicit (and Name Anonymous Type) Make Implicit Method to Property Move Declaration Near Reference Move Initialization To Declaration Move Type to File Name Anonymous Type Property to Method(s) Remove Assignments to Parameter Reorder Parameters Remove Unused Parameter Replace Temp with Query Reverse Conditional Simplify Expression Split Initialization from Declaration Split Temporary Variable Widen Scope Widen Scope (promote constant) Widen Scope (promote to field) Add Block Delimiters Combine Conditionals Compress to Lambda Expression Compress to Ternary Expression Convert to Auto-implemented Property Convert to Initializer Create Backing Store Decompose Initializer Decompose Parameter Expand Lambda Expression Expand Ternary Expression Extract Method Flatten Conditional Inline Delegate Inline Temp Introduce Local Make Explicit Make Implicit Move Type to File Name Anonymous Method Name Anonymous Type Reverse Conditional Split Conditional Use String.Format Use StringBuilder
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Most of these should be built in and standard featues in VS for C# and VB.NET
These will greatly help my VB.net work
Inline With Statement - get rid of 1 and 2 line with blocks. Unclutters code and unnests code.
Move Declaration Near Reference - Push variable declaration to innermost scope it is used
Move Initialization To Declaration - saves hundreds or even thousands of lines in a large application
It'd be nice to have a refactor 'make property a public member variable' to get rid of all of those 1 line get/set functions.
'Make method static' would also be of great help.
Really, why don't you guys buy JetBrains already and get it over with? :)