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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++ 2020.2

Unreal Engine

Improved Unreal Engine features

ReSharper C++ 2020.2 introduces support for the Unreal Engine project model, bringing smarter auto-import suggestions for include directives and support for different solution configurations. ReSharper C++ also adheres more closely to the Unreal Engine guidelines by adjusting inspection severity and code generation actions.

For easier navigation, Search Everywhere/Go To now treats symbols from engine sources like library symbols. There are also several new inspections that enforce the Unreal Engine guidelines and remind you to refresh the project files in Unreal Editor.


Better C++/CLI support

Since the ReSharper license now covers both ReSharper and ReSharper C++ products, support for C++/CLI – a bridge between the languages – is getting a lot of updates and improved interoperation between C++/CLI and C#.

ReSharper C++ will find derived symbols in C# code, while Go to Base Symbols and Go to Derived Symbols now work on imported CLR entities.

ReSharper C++ now inspects the way you allocate memory and suggests a quick-fix to replace gcnew with new (and vice versa) when the target type is not valid. Another inspection warns you when you try to use the C++ final specifier on a managed class or interface, with a quick-fix to make it sealed instead. Additionally, you can now use a quick-fix to convert a C-style cast to a safe_cast.

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