The following table compares features found in plain Visual Studio 2008 with features added to Visual Studio by ReSharper.

Feature Visual Studio 2008 ReSharper 4.5
Code Analysis
On-the-fly error highlighting feature available (SP1) improved feature
Solution-wide error highlighting feature not available feature available
Solution-wide warnings and suggestions feature not available feature available
Possible NullReferenceException analysis feature not available feature available
Code inspections feature not available ~130
Quick-fixes feature not available ~400
Importing namespaces feature available improved feature
Navigation & Search
Go to Declaration feature available improved feature
Go to Base Type feature not available feature available
Go to Inheritor feature not available feature available
Find References feature available improved feature
Go to Reference feature not available feature available
Highlight References feature not available feature available
Go to Type feature not available feature available
Go to File feature not available feature available
Go to Symbol feature not available feature available
View Recent Files feature not available feature available
View Recent Edits feature not available feature available
Type Hierarchy feature not available feature available
File Structure feature available (1 feature available
To-Do Items (solution-wide) feature not available feature available
Stack Trace Explorer feature not available feature available
Coding Assistance
Symbol Completion feature available improved feature
Smart Completion feature not available feature available
Import Symbol Completion feature not available improved feature
Code snippets / code templates feature available improved feature
Generate file from template feature available improved feature
Generate type members feature not available feature available
Complete Statement feature not available feature available
Rearrange Code feature available improved feature
Refactorings
Solution-wide refactorings 7 35
Context actions feature not available 135
Code Cleanup
Optimize usings feature available feature available
Remove code redundancies feature not available feature available
Organize type members feature not available feature available
Reformat code feature available improved feature
Code cleanup: performs all cleanup tasks in one go feature not available feature available
Unit Testing
NUnit support feature not available feature available
MbUnit support feature not available feature available (2
xUnit.net support feature not available feature available (3
MSTest support feature available feature available
Unit Test Explorer feature not available feature available
Multiple unit test sessions feature not available feature available
Profiler integration feature not available feature available

1 Available via SourceCodeOutliner power toy
2 Available via Gallio plug-in
3 Available via xUnit.Net

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