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August 12, 2009



We use it all the time for C++ development at work, mainly because its reference search is better than visual studio's. We haven't used it much for code refactoring.

Todd Berkebile

Visual Assist can turn a selected block of code into a function. See http://www.wholetomato.com/products/features/extractMethod.asp for details. The only problem is you'll be so addicted to VA that you'll never be able to go without it.


I havent used Eclipse much, but some guys around here are saying that Eclipse does much of this as well. I havent tried.

sean (Whole Tomato Software)

Hold on to your hat (and your anatomy)!

The latest beta build of Visual Assist X (build 1731) supports "clicking on it to make it real" - we call it the more mundane "Create From Usage" though.

See the announcement here.


Hey Jamie,

I've never tried Visual Assist X, but I have tried CodeRush w/ Refactor Pro from DevExpress, and I was very impressed. Now I try to always make sure I have it any time I'm working with Visual Studio.

Check it out: http://www.devexpress.com/Products/Visual_Studio_Add-in/Coding_Assistance/

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