Using To-do Lists
ReSharper provides an easy way to track tasks and technical debt in your code - code items (comments, string literals, or identifiers) matching a specific pattern can be easily located in the whole solution using the To-do Explorer window.
To-do items are also highlighted in the editor and on the marker bar according to their types (Edit, Normal, Question, Warning, Error). Colors are configurable on the of Visual Studio options:
There are three predefined patterns for commonly used to-do items of the following types:
- A comment containing
- A comment containing
NotImplementedExceptionin the code - Edit
You can also define your own patterns, so that you could quickly access your specific technical debt items in the To-do Explorer window.
To navigate between to-do items in the whole solution
- Press Ctrl+Alt+. or choose in the main menu.
- In the To-do Explorer window that opens, click or to navigate to the next or previous item. ReSharper will automatically open the corresponding line in the editor.
To navigate between to-do items in the current file, use the marks on the marker bar.
To define a custom to-do pattern
- Open the page of ReSharper options.
- Click Add on the toolbar.
- Provide a title for your to-do pattern and specify a regular expression with keywords that you want to detect in comments. For example,
- Select where ReSharper should apply the expression to find the to-do items (comments, strings, and/or identifiers).
- Optionally, specify whether the pattern is case sensitive.
- Select a type for the pattern to define how the matched items will be colored in the editor and in the To-do Explorer window.
- Click OK to add this pattern to the list.
- You can also duplicate, edit or remove existing patterns.
- Click Save to apply the modifications and let ReSharper choose where to save them, or save the modifications to a specific settings layer using the Save To drop-down list. For more information, see Managing and Sharing ReSharper Settings.
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.