[November 16, 2010] While the information below is still very much relevant, please download the latest version of ReSharper from JetBrains website.
Have I mentioned that I love ReSharper? While patiently waiting for the 5.0 release to RTM, the team at JetBrains have shipped the Beta 2 release (build 1618). This is a very stable, very good improvement over the previous nightly builds.
One of the things that improved the most with this release is the SSR – Structural Search and Replace. It’s a new feature, allowing you to specify code patterns to be added as hints, errors or warnings to the ReSharper code analysis, as well as specifying a replacement pattern.
Adding the following pattern:
Will add a new quick-fix action:
The patterns can also be imported/exported as XML files, allowing easy sharing between co-workers.
In order to create a new pattern, select Patterns Catalogue from the Tools submenu of ReSharper menu.
Press Add Pattern.
We can add either a search only pattern, or a search and replace pattern. Let’s add a pattern to turn NUnit Asserts into fluent NUnut Assert syntax:
- Add Assert.AreEqual($expected$, $actual$) in the “Search Patten” window.
- Press “Add Placeholder”, select argument, and type expected in the name. Do the same for actual.
- In “Replace Pattern”, type Assert.That($actual$, Is.EqualTo($expected$)).
- Choose Pattern severity, I selected “Show as suggestion”.
- Fill in the description texts.
The final result should look like this:
Press Save and close the Pattern Catalogue dialog.
You will now be able to turn this: