JetBrains to Update ReSharper Ultimate

As reported, ReSharper and other .NET tools have just become even more 'Ultimate'
22 August 2018   473

The JetBrains team announced the release of a new version of the .NET-tools family of add-ons - ReSharper Ultimate 2018.2. In particular, the update of ReSharper has been supported by C # 7.3, built-in spell checker and several new navigation features.

Main features of ReShaper Ultimate 2018.2:

  • Performance improvements: Developers made about 30 performance fixes in different parts of ReSharper, from speeding up EditorConfig support to decreasing solution loading times. 
  • C# 7.3 support: ReSharper finally supports all features from the latest C# 7.3. New inspections and appropriate quick-fixes are here to make your code C# 7.3 compatible.
  • JSLint, ESLint, and TSLint support: These three great static analysis tools have been integrated into JavaScript/TypeScript code analysis to provide additional inspections and corresponding quick-fixes.
  • Integrated spell checking with ReSpeller: 2018.2 comes with spell-checking functionality out of the box, enabled for most of the supported languages.

ReSpeller
ReSpeller

  • Initial Blazor support: Even though Blazor is declared experimental for now, team added initial support for this promising framework in ReSharper. For instance, code completion includes all the possible directives, e.g. page (routing), inject (service injection), and function (component members).
  • The Parameter Info popup and the Summary tooltip for IntelliSense: When using code completion in C# or VB.NET, ReSharper displays parameter types and method return types in a different color, making it easier to visually identify method overloads.
  • Navigation improvements: Now you can exclude files by mask from all Search & Navigation features, and find function signatures copied from dotTrace’s or Visual Studio’s call stack view in Search EverywhereFile StructureContaining Declaration, and Next/Previous Members now take local functions into account.
  • The formatter engine update: Comments in a code file that override formatter settings can be generated automatically. The presentation for formatting rules which come from a StyleCop configuration file has been improved.
  • Refactorings UI update: Several ReSharper refactorings have been moved to the new presentation framework, which will yield many benefits in the coming future thanks to a unified control behavior for ReSharper and Rider. As for visible UI changes, most noticeable ones are code completion available in Change Signature and a better presentation for Extract Method.
  • Other features: Fix-in-scope quick-fixes now have more granular fixing scopes; the code style for Built-in Type has been improved; there’s a new option to execute BeforeBuild and AfterBuild targets for skipped projects in ReSharper Build; and a new inspection was added to highlight misplaced text in XAML.

In addition to ReSharper, the tool family includes ReSharper C ++, dotMemory, dotTrace, dotCover, and dotPeek.

  • ReSharper C ++: Support for C ++ / CLI, C ++ 17 and C ++ 20.
  • dotCover: Integration with the JetBrains Rider IDE and the use of an internal tool to run from the command line as an extension for dotnet.exe.

dotCover
dotCover

  • dotTrace: Performance improvements and the .NET process filter.

dotTrace
dotTrace

  • dotMemory: profiling project launch configurations and an improved timeline for memory allocation.

dotMemory
dotMemory

  • dotPeek: Improved type support with methods without implementation.

Shortly before the release of ReSharper Ultimate 2018.2, the version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 15.8 was released. It had received a lot of new fuctions. 

.NET Standard 2.1 to be Released

IT giant added a lot of new features and updates to its programming platform standard
07 November 2018   281

Microsoft developers have updated .NET Standard to version 2.1, adding to it a number of improvements and a large number of APIs. .NET Standard is a set of common interface specifications for the .NET Framework, .NET Core, Mono, Xamarin, and others. A library that meets the specifications of .NET Standard can be used on other .NET platforms.

Main updates:

  • Span data type support for all platforms. Span allows to work with strings, arrays and other types of data, and also introduces an abstraction of access to a certain section of memory for both read and write. This will simplify development. In general, Span is at the heart of most performance improvements in .NET Core 2.1.
  • Foundational-API - updated standard for performance. It, unlike Span, expands the list of program interfaces, and not data types.
  • Updated ValueTask type for high load scripts. ValueTask returns the result if the operation is performed synchronously without creating a new task, which affects the overall software performance. Using ValueTask allows to minimize the overhead of a PC or server. The type itself appeared in .NET Core 2.1, and in the new version it additionally uses such types as Socket and NetworkStream.
  • Reflection emit adds type generation technology 'on the fly'. Separately, it has already been used, but now it is included in the standard. The .NET ecosystem usually makes extensive use of dynamic functions, so Reflection emit allows to optimize system performance.
  • The previously used SIMD API is now included in .NET Standard in the NuGet package.
  • There was a primitive DbProviderFactories. It makes it easier for libraries and applications to use ADO.NET technology. The registered instance of DbProviderFactory is selected by name from the database configuration parameters.
  • Functions System.HashCode and System.String added to base class libraries.

In .NET Standard 2.1, it is planned to add about 3 thousand APIs, some of which will be simply updated, while others will be completely new. This solves the problem of sharing code for .NET developers on all platforms. Learn more at official blog.