Resharper 4.0 is out!

The must-have productivity tool for Visual Studio, ReSharper 4.0 provides solution-wide error highlighting on the fly, advanced code completion, superior unit testing tools, over 30 advanced code refactorings, multiple handy navigation and search utilities, single-click code formatting and cleanup, automatic code generation and templates, and a lot more productivity features for C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, XML, and XAML.

New Features:

– Full Support for C# 3.0 and LINQ
– Comprehensive Insight into .NET Framework
– Solution-Wide Analysis
– Code Cleanup
– New Refactorings
– Multiple New Productivity Features
– Smoother Interaction with Visual Studio Ecosystem
– ASP.NET Speedup

You can see a more detailed information about the new features here.

Microsoft Source Analysis for C# (StyleCop)

Source Analysis is similar in many ways to Microsoft Code Analysis (specifically FxCop), but there are some important distinctions. FxCop performs its analysis on compiled binaries, while Source Analysis analyzes the source code directly. For this reason, Code Analysis focuses more on the design of the code, while Source Analysis focuses on layout, readability and documentation. Most of that information is stripped away during the compilation process, and thus cannot be analyzed by FxCop.

After installation, Source Analysis can be run from within the Visual Studio IDE, and can also be integrated into MSBuild-based command line builds.

Source Analysis for C# can be downloaded here:


Snippy – C# Code Snippet Editor

Code Snippet’s in VS2005 and 2008 are a wonderfull tool that can decrease the time you dispend with coding. IntelliSense Code Snippets are reusable, task-oriented blocks of code. It includes code snippets covering tasks ranging from creating a custom exception, to sending an e-mail message, to drawing a circle. A set of Visual Basic and Visual C# Code Snippets are included with VS2005 and 2008 and there are additional Code Snippets that you can download and importo to VS.

Writting your own Snippet’s can be a hard work, especially if you using C#. There is a tool available at CodePlex called Snippy that is a Visual Studio Code Snippet Editor. It was designed to work with VS2005 but i tested in VS2008 and it’s working. With this tool, creating a Snippet it’s very simple. If you write your own Code Snippet or want to write this is the right tool for you. I recommended!

You can download Snippy from

To use Snippy you have to compile it in VS because there’s only the source code available to download.

Download it, compile it, give it a try… you won’t regret it!