#748 – Use GhostDoc Tool to Document Your Code

GhostDog, available at http://submain.com/products/ghostdoc.aspx, is a Visual Studio add-in that helps you to generate XML style documentation of your source code.

After installing, you’ll see GhostDoc commands under the Tools menu.

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The free version of GhostDoc allows you to generate one type member at a time.  If the member is inherited from a base type, the XML documentation is copied from the base type.

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There is a Pro version, available for $40, which allows you to document an entire type or entire file with a single command.

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#745 – Use ReSharper to Increase Your Productivity in Visual Studio

Here’s a handy tool that will help you to be more productive when writing C# code in Visual Studio.  Resharper, or R#, by JetBrain.

Some of the features provided by Resharper include:

  • Quickly navigating to a type, file, or member of a type
  • Navigate to a the definition of a member or the places in code where a member is used
  • Automatic decompilation of third-party code
  • Code inspections and checking
  • Suggestions for code refactoring, includes classes, methods and code segments
  • Alt-Enter to quickly fix coding errors or to refactor code
  • Define custom code patterns to warn about
  • Inspect variables and class members to see where/how they are used
  • Removal of unused assembly references
  • Many more features

Take a look at ReSharper.  A C# license is $149 for an individual developer, or $249 for a commercial license.