This will be the first part in a series of tips on some ReSharper goodness. For the people that don’t know what ReSharper is, it’s a productivity tool for Visual Studio. It installs as plug-in and enhances the user experience tremendously. I will never go without ReSharper again.
Here is list of some of the features:
- on the fly code analysis
- code assistance (C# 3.0 ready!)
- quick fixes
- auto complete
- error highlighting
- advanced code refactoring
- unit testing
- code templates
If you are a keyboard junkie, it’s got hotkeys for everything and you won’t ever have to use that
crutch mouse hardly ever again. I suggest you download the 30 day trial and see your productivity increase yourself!
Tip #1: Current Line Highlighting
That is clear call out to what line you are currently working on. I love it. You want it. So how?
Step 1: Turn on highlighting
- Go to the ReSharper Options (ALT+R, O)
- Select Editor
- Check “Highlight current line”
- Click OK
You can also modify the color of the current line option. It’s pale yellow by default, which isn’t enough for me apparently.
Step 2: Change highlight color
- Go to Tools –> Options (ALT+T, O)
- Expand Environment
- Select Fonts and Colors
- In Display Items, go to ReSharper Current Line
- Change Item background color to your choice
*note all steps and pictures are with Visual Studio 2008