[#VS11] CodeMaid: Excellent extension with the 3 things that you always need



those who know me know that I am a staunch enemy of the mouse. Eye! This does not mean that he is a friend of the touch, but rather than attempt to always work with keyboard shortcuts.

So was that a couple of days ago I installed an extension in Visual Studio called CodeMaid, but it wasn’t until yesterday that I had the opportunity to use it. In fact, one of the keyboard shortcuts for keyboard "stepped" with another that I use and there I realized that had the installed extension.

I’ve been 2 days and the truth is that CodeMaid, I like. I like it because it is free, because it is open source, because it points to simple but effective things and because it works on the latest 4 updates for Visual Studio.


For example, has struck me how well it works the "Cleanup" option. This action is responsible for "clean" our code looking for details as

  • unused using statements
  • removes unnecessary whitespace
  • delete consecutive blank lines
  • etc.

So I’ve implemented a couple of files that I knew that they had room for improvement, and it has done really well.

Another option that I like is "Reorganize" a class. This option reorganizes the code of a class based on the specifications of StyleCop. If we then execute the analysis of StyleCop, we will see that it takes us much work above.

Note: recalls that in Avanade Spain , is highly probable that you touch pass a review with StyleCop as mandatory for the coding style rule.

Finally, an action which I think is great. The ability to switch between related files. As usual we usually do when edit WPF between the XAML and the XAML.cs


As well, only emphasize those 3 things although I know has more. CodeMaid has been worth for 2 days of work.

Meanwhile, I shall return to activate ReSharper and will work with it that gives me the same options Sonrisa and know him much better.

Download: http://www.codemaid.net/


Saludos @ Home

El Bruno

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1 comment

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