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Why ReSharper C++

How ReSharper C++ helps Visual Studio users

Analyze and improve code quality

ReSharper C++ highlights code issues in the editor and provides quick-fixes to improve the code in one way or another. Unreachable code? Redundant statements? Suspicious object slicing? Incorrect format specifier? ReSharper C++ will bring these and other kinds of problems to your attention and help you to fix them.

Find usages and navigate code

You can instantly jump to any file, type, or type member in a solution. You can search for usages of code and get a clear view of the found usages, with the grouping and preview options. Last but not least, you can go from any code symbol to its declaration or definition, its base or derived symbols.

Refactor and transform code

Code refactorings for C++ help you safely change your code base, which is especially important in a language as complex as C++. Context actions help switch between alternate syntax constructs and serve as shortcuts to code generation actions.

Generate common code

Code that ReSharper C++ can generate for you includes definitions, missing and overriding members, equality and relational operators, and hash and swap functions. Add to this dozens of customizable templates, and you have the tools to deal with boilerplate code more effectively than ever before.

Run and manage unit tests

ReSharper C++ supports running Google Test and Boost.Test based unit tests in Visual Studio. You can run and debug unit tests contextually, right from the text editor. Dedicated tool windows help you view, group, filter, and run unit tests, and create and manage unit test sessions.

Use a consistent code style

Configure the code formatting options and naming style, and share settings with your teammates; maintaining a consistent code style should never again be a problem.

What’s New

Why upgrade to ReSharper C++ 2020.1

C++20 support

Even better C++20 support

The C++20 standard has almost been signed off on, and ReSharper C++ extends its support for the latest standard. Several new language features are now supported, including constrained type placeholders, abbreviated function templates, and using enum declarations. Additionally, ReSharper C++ offers a quick-fix to update a lambda declaration with the C++20 template syntax and a refactoring to introduce using enum declarations with ease.

Improved coding assistance

Improved coding assistance

The well-known Rearrange Сode and Complete Statement features from ReSharper for .NET have finally come to ReSharper C++!

The completion list now includes standard C++ attributes, label names for the goto statement, the new std::forward postfix template, and arguments for calls to a base function. In addition, code completion now works in macro definitions.

Game development

More features for game development

With updates to its Unreal Engine support, ReSharper C++ 2020.1 improves the Rename refactoring and introduces support for SpatialOS GDK and USF files with virtual file paths. ReSharper C++ also adheres more closely to the Unreal Engine guidelines by suppressing the Use auto inspection and following naming conventions for console variables and log categories.

ReSharper C++ 2020.1 provides initial support for HLSL. Even at this early stage, this support includes a variety of features, from basic code highlighting to smart code completion and quick navigation.

part of ReSharper Ultimate

ReSharper Ultimate:
a set of .NET tools and ReSharper C++ in one license

ReSharper Ultimate is a license that combines individual JetBrains .NET tools, as well as ReSharper C++.

Each ReSharper Ultimate license allows a single developer to use ReSharper, ReSharper C++, dotCover, dotTrace and dotMemory.

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