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Merrick Chaffer is a Software Developer with Russell Reynolds Associates, with over 16 years experience in areas relating to Microsoft Application Development. Merrick is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 37 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

Using custom TODO tags in Resharper

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Today I stumbled across a very neat little feature in Resharper that can help immensely when carrying out large code refactoring on a solution as we're doing now currently in our code base. (http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/webhelp/Configuring_ReSharper__Sharing_Configuration_Options.html )

Turns out you can set up custom tags for the TODO item explorer, and use these to jump quickly through the code base to locations that you need to come back to at a later date (using Ctrl+Alt+PgDown when the TODO item explorer is the active window)

We've created a custom tag of DBR to easily search for code areas relating to database refactor tasks that need doing still. ..


This then automatically gets added to anyone working on our branch via saving off the custom tag into the team MySolution.sln.DotSettings file, which is then added to source control as a Solution Item…


Then, with the TODO item explorer (Ctrl+Alt+D) you can filter for these tags only in code as follows…


If you have any custom tags you wish to add to the team shared folder then you'll need to copy them to the team shared file (ensure you have it checked out first), via the Resharper, Manage Options, menu option as follows…

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More information here about all of this...


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Imdadyano Yano replied on Thu, 2012/03/15 - 11:55pm



Thanks for the information on resharper. I am using the resharper tool but was unaware of this features. I went thorugh the microsoft link for the resharper. Link is http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/EA4AC039-1B5C-4D11-804E-9BEDE2E63ECF and it help me a lot. Thanks once again for your effort.


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