Clippy for ReSharper

When we heard that Office 2003 was being retired, we spotted a synergy almost immediately.

ReSharper has always wanted to make you more productive with your code. We already provide great tools for navigation and code completion, refactoring, inspections and running unit tests.

But how can we improve on what we’ve got?

How can we really help you, our customer, develop great solutions for your customers?

With Office 2003 hitting end of support, the answer was obvious – a much loved icon was also being retired.

We’ve offered him a job.

Clippy helps with in place refactoring

That’s right, Clippy is coming to ReSharper. And this isn’t just an announcement – you can download and install him right now, from the Extension Gallery (in Visual Studio, select ReSharper –> Extension Manager –> Online, search for “clippy”). Clippy supports ReSharper 8.1 and the recently released 8.2 (which is a free upgrade – grab it now!)


In the same way that he has provided help to millions of customers of the phenomenally successful Office suite, he can now live out his retirement helping developers produce the best code they possibly can, as quickly as they can.

He’ll help you navigate, he’ll help you refactor, he’ll help you generate code: clippy_in_action

He’ll even help you run your tests!

Clippy runs your unit tests

Once you’ve installed the extension, there’s nothing more you need to do. Just open a solution, start working and Clippy will appear, ready and willing to help.

Download today, give him a go and let us know how you get on!

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34 Responses to Clippy for ReSharper

  1. Jeroen says:

    Finally! 😀

  2. Peter says:

    Thanks for your hard work! Clippy has already saved me several picoseconds. Cannot wait to utilize ReSharper to its full potential.

  3. peter says:

    Woow this is insane, but nice :-)

  4. Ian Martin says:

    this has to be an april fool lol!!

    Would be awesome tho

  5. Julien says:

    That’s a really bad implementation, it’s suggesting useful things !

  6. Ruud Poutsma says:

    Finally, I have a convincing argument to ask my boss for 7.1 upgrades. Hooray!

  7. Sven says:

    Wow that is great. First I thought of some kine of april fool but here it is :)
    However I do have one request: please add minky :) I love that cat.

  8. Krystian Cybulski says:

    Can you please make this available for PyCharm as well. I do not see a good reason why only .NET tools should have such powerful extensions.

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  10. Andy says:

    It seems faster!

  11. Ron Sijm says:

    Did you build clippy from scratch, or did you use the actual Microsoft Agent API?

    If so, would it be possible to have the wizard back as well?

  12. Alex Jamrozek says:

    No sarcastic Clippy?

  13. Marco says:

    Really funny idea….and I loved that guy in office.

    Seriously…wouldn’t it be a good idea to have such an assistant…which points out refactoring possibilities and so on ?

    I think, Clippy needs a second chance :)

  14. Craig Berntson says:

    This is so much better than dialog boxes.


  16. Brian Smith says:

    My productivity is through the roof now!

  17. cortana says:

    I’m smarter.

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  19. John says:

    Now if only MS Bob UI could be used. My productivity would be highly improved and tools would be easily accessible when I need them.

  20. This can work even if it’s not April 1st!

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  22. A says:

    When are we going to get the Windows XP search dog Rover to help us search our code?

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  24. AineEithne says:

    Love it!

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  26. Joan Künzler says:

    We need an update for the current version!

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