ReSharper's solution-wide analysis enables two related but distinct features:
Solution-wide error detection
of any compiler or runtime errors in the whole solution that lets you view the list of errors using the
Errors in Solution Window
navigate between these errors.
This feature works together with the
design-time code inspection
and brings two advantages:
- You do not have to open every file to make sure that your solution does not contain errors.
- If you delete a public member or change its visibility, code in the current file can be still correct, but what if this member is used somewhere else in the solution? For example, suppose that you changed the visibility of a member from public to internal, assuming that it was only used inside the current assembly. At this stage, ReSharper finds no errors in the current file. Then, you switch on the solution-wide analysis, and actually there are errors. You jump to the next error in solution and find out that someone uses this member from outside of the current assembly.
- Solution-wide code inspections are warnings or suggestions, that can be only detected by analysing the whole solution (unused public members, classes, and parameters, unassigned fields, suspicious type conversions etc.). These issues are highlighted in the opened files in the same way as other issues, and they also appear in the Inspection Results Window when you run code inspection in specific scope.
This section explains how to:
- Enable solution-wide analysis as a prerequisite to view all errors in solution or use solution-wide inspections.
- Configure solution-wide analysis to optimize its performance and visual presentation.
- View errors in solution.
- Configure how ReSharper displays errors in solution by ignoring specific errors.
- Make use of solution-wide inspections.
This feature is supported in the following languages/technologies:
The instructions and examples given here address the use of the feature in C#. For details specific to other languages, see corresponding topics in the ReSharper by Language section.