CodeRush for free! CodeRush Xpress for Visual Studio announced

28 באוקטובר 2008


Fresh from the DevExpress booth at PDC comes an announcement that DevExpress will be providing a significant subset of CodeRush and Refactor! Pro for free. You can see the announcement here and Mark Miller gives a more technical overview of what’s available. You can download it from the DevExpress site now.

It’s not all rosy though. The Xpress version is C# only! Go figure? I was very surprised by this since CodeRush and Refactor work with both VB.NET and C# seamlessly. Did they announce the end of VB.Net at PDC?
Another limitation is that CodeRush Xpress edition is not supported in the Express editions of Visual Studio.

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  1. Kim28 באוקטובר 2008 ב 3:36

    @ShaharRon, The links you refer to are not those of CodeRush Xpress. There has "always" been a free VB/C++ version of the refactoring tools since the languages didn't have refactoring through the IDE. CodeRush Xpress is a different product that will give you some of the CodeRush goodness in addition to refactoring. I have not installed the tools as I am using the full version, but the announcement explicitly states C#.

  2. Rory Becker28 באוקטובר 2008 ב 9:46

    Agreed… It's a strange choice, perhaps more to follow later.. In any case it'll help a much broader group of people see some of the power of Coderush.

    But people if you think that this is good… The full version is sooo much better. The template system alone is crazy good.

  3. Karen Liu16 בדצמבר 2008 ב 17:04

    Don't worry — a VB version of CodeRush express will be released as well! We're figuring out how to blend it with the existing VB Refactor! offering.

  4. boris10 במרץ 2009 ב 11:40

    Installed it this morning. Now all the default VS2008 features have gone. Response times have increased a lot..

    Uninstalled untill someone can give me my ctrl+. => implement interface back.

  5. ajay17 בדצמבר 2010 ב 18:58

    this slowed down visual studio. it …..