ReSharper 2019.2 Help


ReSharper | Options | Environment | General

This page of ReSharper options summarizes general settings of the ReSharper environment.



User Interface
Loop selection around ends of a list

If this checkbox is selected, any time you scroll a list selection with keyboard arrow keys, ReSharper loops the scrolling. This option applies for the set of Navigate and Search and Code Completion (IntelliSense) features where lists are used.

Show managed memory usage in status bar

If this checkbox is selected, the amount of managed memory used by the whole process is shown in the rightmost position of the status bar. This value indicates not only the amount of managed memory used by ReSharper but also the amount of managed memory used by other third-party plug-ins and Visual Studio itself.

Show 'Report error' dialog...

If ReSharper encounters an internal exception, by default it shows a notification in the status bar but does not interrupt your work (if it is still possible). You can click the notification icon later to review exception details and submit them to JetBrains in a modal dialog.
If you select this option, the modal dialog will be displayed automatically each time an exception occurs.

Application icons theme

These radio buttons help switching between different sets of ReSharper UI icons. You can leave the default option of automatic selection or choose an icon set that will be most comfortable for you for the selected Visual Studio theme.

Source code symbol icons theme

These radio buttons help switching between different sets of code symbol icons. You can leave the default option of automatic selection or choose an icon set that will be most comfortable for you for the selected Visual Studio theme. You can feel the difference between different sets by using Go to features or Explore Type Hierarchy. See Symbol Icons for a comprehensive list of symbol icons.

Store solution caches in

ReSharper caches a lot of its temporary data. For example, results of code analysis. If you do not share the solution, you can choose solution folder. If you share your solution using a VCS, it is better to choose the system temp folder so that ReSharper gets them out of the solution folder and therefore out of the way of your VCS. It is recommended to choose a custom folder. The problem with the 'User local settings folder' %LOCALAPPDATA% is that Visual Studio's directory watcher could be triggered when ReSharper writes to this folder, which happens very often.
You need to reopen your solution for changing caches location to take effect.

Clear Caches

Clears the cache of the current solution.
Normally, you do not need to clear solution cache, but some events (for example, sudden power off or an upgrade that skips several versions) may corrupt the cache, and that's when you need to use this button. Signals of corrupted cache may be a lot of unresolved code or absence of ReSharper inspections in some files.
After clearing the cache you need to reopen your solution and wait a little while ReSharper rebuilds the cache.

Solution Model
Read solution model directly from project/solution files

For most of its features (including navigation, code analysis, refactorings, and code completion), ReSharper builds and maintains a model of the current solution. The model is cached and then used to instantly access any item in the solution structure.

By default, ReSharper reads project and solution files independently of Visual Studio. This method is preferred because:

  • it does not use Visual Studio COM API and therefore does not block the UI thread,

  • it renders a more reliable model for projects targeting multiple frameworks.

However, it has some minor side effects:

  • ReSharper needs projects and solution files to be up to date. Therefore, in case the files were edited but not saved, it will save them automatically.

  • Theoretically, there could be extremely rare coincidences when you can have a Cannot access file error during the build because ReSharper has temporarily locked a project file. In this case, you can just start the build once again.

If some of the above is a problem, clear this checkbox to make ReSharper read solution structure via Visual Studio COM API, which can be a little bit slower.
Alternatively, you can configure this behavior per project: right-click the project in the Solution Explorer, select Edit project item properties, then choose Read project model from project file | True or False.

MSBuild Access
Use MSBuild to obtain project references and generated files

This selector allows you to define whether to call MSBuild to analyze project references in web projects or projects that have NuGet references. Results of this analysis are used by code inspection and other features. If you choose the Do not call MSBuild, then these features may not work correctly. If you choose one of the two remaining options, then some performance degradation is possible.

Last modified: 18 November 2019