Ooooh pretty lines!

Noticed an article yesterday in the Visual Basic headlines on Visual Studio’s homepage "CodeRush Xpress 9.2 Ships".

This is the free version of the refactoring tools which make up the deficiencies in Visual Studio’s own refactoring tools. Originally the free toolkit was just Refactor! from DevExpress but now they have repacked (I think) as CodeRush.

It still has the same refactoring options as Refactor! but you now get pretty lines showing for your indent levels:

It also has the refactoring tools such as extracting a method from a chunk of code, and creation of stub methods and classes. Type in the name of the method/class that doesn’t exist yet, and hit Ctrl-.

PS. I am wearing my free DevExpress T-shirt this morning in acknowledgement of their excellent tools.

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