ReSharper 2023.2 Help

Compare assemblies

ReSharper allows you to compare two assemblies or two different versions of the same assembly. Each comparison is presented as a separate top-level node in the Assembly Explorer; you can expand this node and see differences in the assembly structure right away, and in addition to that, you can double-click types, members and other elements to see a text-based comparison in the editor.

Initiate comparison

  1. Click Compare Two Assemblies on the Assembly Explorer toolbar , select two assembly files for comparison in the dialog that opens, and click OK.

  2. Alternatively, right-click an assembly in the Assembly Explorer, choose Compare With, and then select an assembly file for comparison.

  3. The comparison will appear as a new top-level node in the Assembly Explorer.

ReSharper: Assembly comparison node in the Assembly Explorer

Elements within the comparison node (types, members, files) are highlighted in different colors with the following meanings:

  • Green — the element is present in the second assembly and absent in the first assembly.

  • Red — the element is present in the first assembly and absent in the second assembly.

  • Violet — the element is present in both assemblies, and it has differences.

When you double-click an element with differences, the comparison opens in the diff window.

To finish comparing assemblies, select the comparison node and press Delete or right-click it and choose Remove Item from List.

Last modified: 26 July 2023