Archive for the ‘CodeRush’ Category

Coding Helpers – Smart Enter

October 12th, 2010 Comments off

Smart Enter is intended to improve the usability of the Enter key while coding in the editor. If the feature is enabled and the Enter key is pressed, it moves the editor text caret to the next code line (starting it with the same amount of white space on the current line and adding a line statement terminator to the end of the current line if it doesn’t exist (.e.g semi-colon in CSharp) or inside of a code block, leaving the characters to the right of the source caret location at their initial position. It is activated if the character to the right of the current caret position is one of the following:

  • ] (closing bracket)
  • ) (closing paren)
  • > (closing angle bracket)
  • ; (semi-colon)

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Navigation – Click Identifier

October 12th, 2010 3 comments

Click Identifier allows you to navigate to the declaration of the identifier under the mouse cursor by a single mouse left click when the CTRL key is held down. If the declaration is located inside your source code, the source file will be opened and the text caret will move to that declaration. Otherwise, the metadata for the target declaration will be shown (e.g. for “System.Double”).

CodeRush Click Identifier preview

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How to add an Open Office dictionary for the Spell Checker

October 11th, 2010 2 comments

Note, this article has been moved to the official DevExpress Support Center site. Please refer to the moved article as it might have further updates or additional comments. Thank you.

Follow these steps if you’d like to add a dictionary with a language other than English (United States) to the CodeRush Spell Checker:

1. Download the required spelling dictionary from the (e.g. English (Canada)).

2. Create a new folder (e.g., “En-CA”) for your new dictionary. You can create it under the folder where default Spell Checker dictionaries are stored, for example:

C:\Program Files\DevExpress 2010.1\IDETools\System\CodeRush\BIN\PLUGINS\Dictionaries\En-Ca

3. Extract the archive file (.zip) you downloaded in step #1 to the folder you created in step #2.

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Visualization – Spell Checker

October 11th, 2010 Comments off

Spell Checker underlines the misspelled words inside the code editor. It can check spelling in strings, comments, XML comments, and HTML elements against a built-in dictionary. Spell Checker provides an easy way to fix the error using the Refactor! popup menu or a smart tag:

CodeRush Spell Checker

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Shared Source – Right Margin Line

September 24th, 2010 Comments off

Good code style suggests limiting the length of a code line to 80 characters, and only 70 characters for indented code examples to be used in documentation. The Right Margin Line helps you to visually indicate the specified line length. It doesn’t prevent typing to the right of it, but lets you to identify and break long expressions over multiple lines.

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Visualization – Flow Break Icons

September 23rd, 2010 Comments off

Flow break icons (also known as Flow Break Evaluation feature) are visual indicators appearing in the code editor at the end of lines containing code that can alter the flow of program execution. Flow break icons are useful when reviewing complex code with multiple loops and/or breaks – these icons are drawn near the flow language keywords (see the table below) which help you understand the code flow evaluation.

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Shared Source – Drop Marker Before Jump

September 22nd, 2010 Comments off

The “Drop Marker Before Jump” feature is intended to help you easily navigate back at the source location after the “Go to Definition” Visual Studio command is performed. It drops a marker at the text caret location, before you jump to the definition. After you finish navigation to the definitions, pressing the Esc key will move you back to each location you have visited.

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Shared Source – Comment Painter

September 22nd, 2010 Comments off

The Comment Painter feature draws a bubble icon over the comment “//” symbols in CSharp, or “ ‘ ” (single quote) in Visual Basic. The source code of this feature shows how to paint bitmaps on the code editor. If the comment is active (e.g. text caret is located inside the comment) then no icon is drawn, allowing you edit the comment.

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