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.