You can establish a custom font and color scheme, for more information, see
Default syntax highlighting:
When ReSharper detects an error and highlights it with a red curly line or displays an unresolved symbol
in red. Hover the
pointer over the error to display its description as a tooltip. For more information about the ways to
find out why the code
is highlighted, see
Since ReSharper has its own code inspections, you can specify whether to display them as
ReSharper does not only analyze errors in the current Visual Basic .NET file, but also inspects the
whole solution taking
the dependencies between files into account and shows the results of analysis in the Errors in Solution window. For more information, see
Inspect This is a shortcut to several analysis features. Those are rather
powerful and allow you to see how values and method calls flow
through you code. The list of available features depends in current context.
For more information, see
Code Completion features help you write code faster by providing a set of items to complete based on
For more information, see
Three Code Completion features are available in Visual Basic:
ReSharper suggests namespaces, types, methods, fields, properties, etc.
ReSharper filters items in code completion list according to the type expected in current context. Look at the example below, only those items that have
stringtype are displayed in the drop-down list.
Import Symbol Completion
ReSharper provides completion items for types and extension methods that are not visible through import directives in current context.
Examples of Quick-Fixes
Remove redundant 'imports'
If none of the symbols from a particular namespace are used, the corresponding
Imports directive is considered as redundant.
ReSharper provides a quick-fix to remove all such directives from a file.
If you use a symbol from a namespace that is not imported, ReSharper suggests to import the corresponding namespace and provides the necessary quick-fix.
Add 'Async' modifier
As you know, asynchronous operation support is a new feature still being developed. It has some advantages over synchronous programming. As ReSharper keeps pace with times, this feature is supported since ReSharper 6.1.
GetQuotesAsync function contains the
await operator, but the function isn't
defined as asynchronous. ReSharper detects such mismatch and prompts to improve the code
using the Add 'Async' modifier quick-fix. After applying the quick-fix,
the missing modifier is added to the function declaration.
If the type of the method argument doesn't match the type of the corresponding method parameter, ReSharper suggests to change the type of argument and provides the necessary quick-fix.
Initialize auto-property from constructor parameter
If you have a constructor parameter and you want to initialize an existing auto-property with parameter's value, use this quick-fix.
Create method from usage
If there is a call of a method that does not exist yet, ReSharper provides the necessary quick-fix to create such method.
Examples of Context Actions
Add new format item
If you need to add some runtime data (= dynamic data) to a string literal, use this context action.
It wraps the string literal with the
String.Format method call, adds a placeholder at the current caret position and lets you
specify the corresponding parameter.
Change member visibility
If you need to adjust member visibility, ReSharper provides a context action that allows to do this quickly.
Convert Function to Sub
In case you want to convert a Visual Basic .NET Function to a Sub, there's the corresponding context action as well.
Create overload without parameter
For each parameter of a function there's a context action that will create a function without that parameter which calls the original function.
After a base class is defined, the next logical step is to implement its members in all classes derived from the base class. You can write code manually, but a better decision is to apply the appropriate context action.
ReSharper automatically detects all derived classes and prompts you to decide where a base class member should be implemented and generates code.
You can move a statement out of or into a block of code. For example, to move
If statement out of
For Each loop, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Left.
You can reorder parameters of a method call or a method declaration. For example, to move
argument to the right, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Right.