Quick Start Tips
In this topic:
- Look and feel
- Coding in the editor
- Analyzing code
- Traversing code
- Transforming code
- Generating code
- Unit testing
- ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC
- Help and support
Look and feel
- You can change colors for everything ReSharper brings into Visual Studio editor. Go to and find items starting with
- You can change ReSharper keyboard bindings for any action. Go to and find items starting with
- In Visual Studio 2012 and later, you can use the Quick Launch feature to search and execute ReSharper commands.
- While in the editor, press Alt+Enter and then start typing the name of a ReSharper command that you want to execute (more...).
- Trying to learn ReSharper shortcuts? First, decide which of the two default shortcut schemes is more convenient to you. Then, use the selector in the right-upper corner of this page to switch shortcuts in help; or download and print a PDF version Visual Studio scheme or ReSharper 2.x / IntelliJ IDEA scheme.
Coding in the editor
- As soon as you've typed a method signature, e.g.
public void Foo(string input, press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to insert all syntax elements that should follow and get in the position where you can continue typing (more...).
- Do you want to surround some code with a
try...catch? Select a logical code block with Ctrl+W, and then use Ctrl+Alt+J. Learn to use other templates available with this shortcut.
- You can select a block of code and use Ctrl+Shift+Alt + Arrow keys to move this block around (more...).
- You can view recent clipboard entries with Ctrl+Shift+V and select the one you want to paste (more...).
- If you open parameter info pop-up (Ctrl+P), you can use Ctrl+P/ Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Space to jump to next/previous signature.
- Enum completion will automatically insert the Enum type as the prefix. No need to spell it out!
- Enums completion is CamelHumps-powered. Try typing
StringComparison c = oic.
String.Format, you can add a placeholder where the cursor is. Just hit Alt+Enter and choose Insert format argument (more...).
- If a string literal is too long, hit Enter and ReSharper will automatically put the part of it to the next line and insert the
+sign. Delete the
+and the string parts will be back together (more...).
- Moving a property up 3 lines using cut/paste? There is a simpler way to do it: place your cursor on the property, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt and use the up arrow key.
- Check out completion tips and tricks.
- Using [NotNull] and [CanBeNull] attributes can help you find
NullReferenceExceptioneven before running your code (more...).
- Right-click on a file, project, solution folder or entire solution in the Solution Explorer and select Find Code Issues to see errors, warnings, and suggestions for the selected item (more...).
- Bothered with a highlighted code issue? Alt+Enter while you at the highlighted code and select Inspection [name of inspection], then you can choose to suppress the issue with comment or attribute or disable the corresponding code inspection.
- You can suppress all inspections with a single comment - mark code with
// ReSharper disable Alland ReSharper will not complain about anything until it meets the corresponding
// ReSharper restore All.
- ReSharper's solution-wide analysis resolves visibility issues: you'll see if an internal member is used outside of its assembly and you'll never miss a single unused non-private member.
- You can exclude files by masks from code analysis in .
- You can go to the next/previous code issue in the file by pressing F12/Shift+F12.
- To find all localizable strings in your solution, set Localizable=Yes and Localizable Inspection=Pessimistic in the properties of the relevant projects, then find any such sting, which will be highlighted with curly underline, press Alt+Enter on it and choose Inspection 'Element is Localizable' | Find similar issues (more...).
- You can press Ctrl+N to quickly locate a type, method, or basically everything, while Ctrl+Shift+N lets you locate files without other suggestions.
- Place your caret on the
importif you work with VB.NET) directive and press Alt+F7. ReSharper will show where exactly this namespace is used (Finding Usages of a Symbol).
- Forgot where you were editing just now? Go to last edit location with Ctrl+Shift+Backspace.
- Want to locate where the current symbol is declared real fast? Press Ctrl+B or just right-click the symbol.
- Go to containing declaration (Ctrl+[) can be used with Shift to select the whole declaration
- When locating
CustomerServicesTestusing Ctrl+N or any other navigation command, you don't need to type the whole thing. Just use CamelHumps and type
- Ctrl+U takes you to the base type and Ctrl+Alt+B takes you to inheritors of the current type.
- Do you want to move to the next member in a class? Alt+Down will take you there; Alt+Up will bring you back (more...).
- Search for anything (usages, implementations, code external to scope etc.) fetches to the Find Results window. Use it then to navigate between search results with F8/Shift+F8 (more...).
- In source code, Shift+Alt+L selects the current file in the Solution Explorer; in decompiled sources, it opens the Assembly Explorer window focused on the current type (more...).
- To explore the stack trace that is currently in your clipboard, just press Ctrl+Shift+E.
- Start typing in a ReSharper tool window, and the content will narrow down to matching items. CamelHumps matching works there as well.
- Use Go To File (Ctrl+Shift+N) to locate specific project in the Solution Explorer- just select a .csproj file.
- When locating a type with Ctrl+N, you can use wildcards. Want all ViewModels? Type
- You can define what context actions you want available in .
- Do you have multiple classes in the same file? Fix it fast. Press Ctrl+Shift+R on the file in the Solution Explorer and choose Move Types Into Matching Files (more...).
- Rename anything, anytime, anywhere with F2. You can do it even in fewer steps- just type in a new name and hit Alt+Enter.
- You can extract a method from a section of code using Ctrl+Alt+M.
- Want to move a string literal to a resource file? Press Ctrl+Shift+R anywhere on the string and select Move To Resource (more...).
- Type in new method signature (change the number or type of parameters, change the return type) and while the signature is highlighted with a grey frame, hit Alt+Enter to apply the Change Signature refactoring.
- Placing your caret on a property, you can press Alt+Enter to change it from auto-property to a property with a backing field and vice-versa (more...).
- Press Ctrl+F6 to change the signature of a method and see a preview before applying it. ReSharper will do the rest!
- Think your code needs a good wash? Use Ctrl+Alt+F and run the Full Cleanup profile (more...).
- Generate various class members in seconds using the Generate command (Alt+Insert).
- You can add a copyright header to all files via ReSharper | Options | Code Editing | File header text and then run code cleanup for the whole solution (more...).
- Alt+Insert in the Solution Explorer can create files from your file templates .. and folders too.
classand hit TAB. Want it public or internal by default? Change the corresponding live template (more...).
- You can bind any member generation command to its own shortcut. Go to and look for commands starting with
- Create event subscriptions in XAML/ASP.NET WebForms/VB.NET using Alt+Insert and choosing Generate event subscriptions.
- If you place your caret on a parameter in the constructor and hit Alt+Enter, ReSharper can create a field or property and initialize it for you.
foreachand hit TAB. ReSharper will start a live template for smart loop generation with type and name suggestions (more...).
- Use Ctrl+T,L to run all unit tests in the solution (more...).
- Want to run some particular tests? Select them in editor, right-click and choose Run Unit Tests (more...).
- Start typing in the Unit Test Explorer window to filter your tests by name.
- Filter to failed tests while running them in the Unit Test Sessions window to see them pleasantly disappearing as they pass (more...).
ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC
- In ASP.NET MVC applications, type
return View("and press Ctrl+Space. IntelliSense will list all available views.
rtaand press TAB. Fill in controller, then action arguments. Now it should be in correct order with IntelliSense!
- Want to check for missing Views in ASP.NET MVC? Turn on solution-wide analysis.
View("Login")will show as red if the Login.aspx is not there.
- You can use the go to file member command in ASPX/Config files too. Press Ctrl+F12 and look it up!
- In ASPX pages, navigate to related files (CSS, JavaScipt, User Controls, etc.) with Ctrl+Shift+Alt+G.
Help and support
- Check out which features work in which languages in the ReSharper feature matrix.
- ReSharper support team is always there to help you. Use the ReSharper support web site to explore FAQ and knowledge base, or submit your support inquiry.
- If you want a new feature to be implemented in ReSharper, feel free to post a feature request in ReSharper issue tracker.
Last modified: 31 May 2017