Till now I’m a resharper fan boy and I still love using it. It is a great productivity tool. But it is not free for commercial use. So lots of my friends tell we want something open source or free which provide some kind of productivity over normal visual studio things and recently I came across CodeMaid extension of visual studio. It is a great plugin.
What is CodeMaid?
You can download that from following link.
It also got a separate site for that from where you can see and learn all the features. Following is a link for that.
http://www.codemaid.net/ – Here you can find latest news, feature list and documentation for code maid.
Installing CodeMaid is really easy download .vsix file from the above link and then double click on that. It will automatically start installing it.. It will ask for list of Visual Studio available like following.
Once you click on install it will install CodeMaid plugin in Visual Studio.
Features of CodeMaid Extension of Visual Studio:
There are lots of features available with CodeMaid Extension of Visual Studio.
This feature will automatically run on save. It will do following things.
- Removed unused using statement and sort them
- Add unspecified access modifier.
- Add Blank line padding.
- Remove blank lines adjacent to braces.
- Run Visual Studio formatting
- Remove Constructive blank lines.
- Remove End of Line white spaces.
- Update region tags.
You find more about this at -http://www.codemaid.net/documentation/#cleaning
Once you install CodeMaid it will add a CodeMaid spade where you can navigate and digg code. Here you can alphabetically sort everything drag and drop members etc.
There are tons of features available like Joining, Formatting, Collapsing, Configuring, Switching etc. You can find that for the following feature documentation list.
I have used it for few days and highly recommend it it saves lot of time. Hope you like it. Stay tuned for more.