It has been a while since the first EAP build of ReSharper 4 was released. There was some discuss on the forums that build 755 was good so I thought I would look at they have been doing. This isn’t the latest, but just potentially stable release.
The first thing to notice is that they have a new installer. This installer covers both VS 2005 and VS 2008 integration, previously they had two separate installers. There are two options, Install and Advanced. Install just uses the default configuration, where as Advanced you can configure different options. By default, it will integrate into both 2005 and 2008.
Screen once it is installing: Bug – Says ReSharper 3.0 Setup.
Everything looked to be working just fine.
The first thing I noticed is that they have removed the little window in the corner which tells you what is going on. This information is now in Visual Studio’s status bar, this cause less distraction.
The first item I heard to work correctly was Linq. A quick query provides that ReSharper doesn’t provide errors about the Linq syntax like in previous versions. The intellisense window also highlights the keywords such as Select and OrderBy.
One problem I found with this is that if you remove unused references, it will remove System.Linq but generally it is looking good for Linq.
Sadly, it still doesn’t support Partial Methods
JetBrains have also introduced a Errors in Solution window. This is great, apart from if you have auto-generated code. While you can configure it to folder a filefolder, it would be much better if this supported wildcard expressions – then I could say ignore *.dbml and *.designer.* etc.
It looks like 4.0 is moving along and they are working hard to solve problems. Build 755 is looking good.