Category Archives: How-To’s

This is a collection of use cases and scenarios (i.e. real problems solved with our .NET tools) that may be worth your attention.

Code generation improvements in ReSharper 2016.3

ReSharper’s code generation actions¬†can create a lot of code for us. Why manually write a constructor that initializes type members? Why manually implement interface methods and properties? ReSharper can do those things for us! Some say developers who use tools … Continue reading

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ReSharper Ultimate 2016.3.2

We are starting the new year with a bugfix update for ReSharper Ultimate 2016.3. All in all, it addresses 50+ issues in ReSharper, dotCover, dotTrace and ReSharper C++. ReSharper 2016.3.2 includes minor fixes in code analysis and highlighting, automatic code … Continue reading

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Subsystems in dotTrace Timeline Viewer

If you use dotTrace, you probably know it consists of two independent applications for performance analysis: Performance Viewer and Timeline Viewer. One of the greatest features that made Performance Viewer so helpful for quick performance evaluation was Subsystems. In dotTrace … Continue reading

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Navigation and search improvements in ReSharper 2016.3

Today we’d like to recap the most important changes in navigation and search that were introduced in ReSharper 2016.3. Find Results window is populated asynchronously If your solution is large enough, finding references of heavily used symbols can take time, … Continue reading

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Analyzing native memory allocation with dotTrace 2016.3

With C#, we live in a comfortable¬†managed world where everything is controlled by CLR. But sometimes, whether we like it or not, we have to work with ‘unmanaged’ objects, for example when we want to use some third-party DLL, a … Continue reading

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Deep event analysis with dotTrace 2016.3

dotTrace 2016.3 introduces a new Events window which is available in both standalone dotTrace and dotTrace integrated in Visual Studio. To open the window in the standalone Timeline Viewer, use the View | Events menu: In Visual Studio, click Show … Continue reading

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Exploring Intermediate Language (IL) with ReSharper and dotPeek

When compiling .NET languages, our source code is not translated into native code for the platform it will run on. Instead, code is translated into Intermediate Language (IL) which can then be executed on a variety of platforms and CPU … Continue reading

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New code coverage highlighting in dotCover 2016.3

After we released the initial continuous testing support in dotCover, the most popular response was “Cool, but this could be a lot more useful if highlighting was able to indicate test results.” Indeed, before 2016.3, dotCover’s highlighting was used only … Continue reading

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Language injections in ReSharper Ultimate 2016.3

ReSharper Ultimate 2016.3 introduces a new infrastructure for language injections in string literals, which enables ReSharper to treat particular string literal contents as a piece of code written in one of the supported programming languages: C# or ECMAScript regular expressions … Continue reading

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ReSharper Ultimate 2016.3.1

Looking for a bugfix release? We have one! ReSharper Ultimate 2016.3.1 is now available for download. This update addresses a selection of issues in ReSharper and ReSharper C++. ReSharper 2016.3.1 is mostly about integrating into Visual Studio 2017 RC. We’ve … Continue reading

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