ReSharper 5 Beta 2 Released

In an irrepressible pursuit of deadly perfection, we’re releasing ReSharper Beta 2 today! Committed to sim-ship ReSharper 5.0 with Visual Studio 2010, we’ve fixed a ton of issues, from minors to show-stoppers. Here are some of the most conspicuous:

  • Support for Visual Studio 2010 RC. This inevitably means that R# 5 Beta 2 is not compatible with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. If for any reason you need ReSharper to be compatible with VS 2010 Beta 2, download build 1611 or earlier from ReSharper Nightly Builds.
  • Extended ASP.NET MVC functionality. ReSharper 5.0 Beta 2 supports ASP.NET MVC 2 Areas — like so:

    Other notable improvements include creating MVC View pages and user controls with or without master pages right from usage.
  • Stable Structural Search and Replace. SSR is now actually working working in a much more stable fashion than late last year, when we released Beta 1. That means, if you know about a code smell that ReSharper is unaware of, no problem! Create a search/replace pattern:

    and execute it! You can also set a severity level for the pattern so that ReSharper highlights code matching the search pattern as a hint, suggestion, warning, or error, and provides quick-fixes:

    By the way, you can now share your patterns with fellow developers by importing/exporting them as XML files.
  • Multiple usability improvements. Usability improvements in ReSharper 5.0 Beta 2 affect many features, including the aforementioned Structural Search and Replace; Localization feature pack (by the way, have you seen Hadi Hariri’s Localizing Your Applications with ReSharper 5 screencast? you should!) and Solution-Wide Warnings and Suggestions that you can now launch not only from the Solution Explorer but from ReSharper menu as well:

Download ReSharper Beta 2 now and remember that all new and upgrade licenses purchased since October 15, 2009 qualify for a free upgrade to ReSharper 5.0!

If you haven’t yet upgraded to ReSharper 4.5, right now could be the time to do so – and enjoy the new ReSharper 5.0 for free when it comes out later this spring.

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