JetBrains Releases ReSharper 2.0 for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

.NET industry’s smartest plug-in makes its debut on the Visual Studio .NET 2005 Integrated Development Environment

May 22, 2006

Prague, Czech Republic, May 22, 2006 – JetBrains®, the makers of intelligent, productivity-enhancing development tools and applications, today announced the release of ReSharperTM 2.0, its highly anticipated follow-up plug-in for Microsoft’s Visual Studio .NET. This latest major release of ReSharper brings a host of powerful new refactorings, new and improved productivity features, integrated unit testing capabilities, and much more to the Visual Studio .NET 2003 and 2005 platforms. JetBrains continues to provide C# developers who depend upon Visual Studio .NET with the same types of robust productivity enhancement features that Java developers have been relying on from JetBrains’ multiple award-winning JavaTM Integrated Development Environment (IDE), IntelliJ® IDEA.

JetBrains ReSharper 2.0 increases the productivity of C# developers by adding a rich set of technology-leading features to Microsoft’s popular IDE. These include intelligent coding assistance, on-the-fly error highlighting, quick error correction, and unmatched support for code refactoring. ReSharper gives developers quick and easy access to all its advanced features from within Visual Studio, making the production of quality C# software both faster and easier for individual developers as well as for project teams.

“If you are a C# developer, you simply owe it to yourself to get this tool,” said Damon Wilder Carr, Chief Technologist and CEO, Agilerfactor. “It has dramatically made my life better -seriously. I put it up there with amazing tools.”

“ReSharper 2.0 provides advanced C# programming enhancements that users need when working in Visual Studio .NET” said Valentin Kipiatkov, JetBrains Chief Scientist and VP of Product Development. “It includes powerful new C# 2.0 language constructs such as generics, iterations, partial types and anonymous methods, and powerfully augments the intelligence features and refactorings already present in Visual Studio .NET 2005. Many of ReSharper 2.0’s enhanced features were born directly from input coming from the ReSharper developer community.”

Powerful new features in ReSharper 2.0 include:

  • Available for both Visual Studio 2003 and Visual Studio 2005
  • Supports the new .NET 2.0 specification, including latest additions to C# 2.0
  • Adds multiple new refactorings totaling 24 in all (industry’s richest set)
  • Adds significant new power-coding features to ASP.NET
  • Makes code-testing faster and more efficient with new unit test runner
  • Supports teamwork through sharing of settings and templates
  • Includes improved interfaces, more elaborate code completion and code generation features, highlighting of errors and warnings, and much more

JetBrains has long been known for its consistent growth, maintaining innovation and high quality products and services with a special focus on increasing developer productivity. IntelliJ IDEA was the first Java IDE to make refactoring a standard feature among the industry’s best IDEs, enabling developers to automate many common tasks and making error-free restructuring of code feasible.

As with IntelliJ IDEA in the Java world, ReSharper 2.0 dramatically cuts the amount of routine “hand-work” you have to do while you code, letting you focus on the real tasks at hand. Such automation features, along with other features, like its industry leading refactoring support, are what makes ReSharper a developer’s productivity dream tool. ReSharper 1.5, released in 2005, was recognized earlier this year for its productivity enhancement capabilities with a coveted Jolt Productivity Award. ReSharper 2.0 takes these enhancements to the next level and applies them to the latest Microsoft C# development environment as well.

ReSharper 2.0 sells for $199 per license. It is available in a free 30-day trial version at Existing ReSharper 1.X customers can upgrade to 2.0 for free at

About JetBrains

JetBrains is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the creation of intelligent, productivity-enhancing software. The company is widely known for its innovative, award-winning JavaTM integrated development environment, IntelliJTM IDEA (see details on the Web at, ReSharper and dotTrace Profiler for C# developers (see JetBrains maintains its headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, with its R&D labs located in St. Petersburg, Russia and Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, see

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