Code Quality Rank: L2
Programming language: C#
License: MIT License
Tags: Roslyn     VS     2015     Analyzer     Refactoring     2017    
Latest version: v5.2

Refactoring Essentials alternatives and similar packages

Based on the "Visual Studio Plugins" category.
Alternatively, view Refactoring Essentials alternatives based on common mentions on social networks and blogs.

Do you think we are missing an alternative of Refactoring Essentials or a related project?

Add another 'Visual Studio Plugins' Package


Refactoring Essentials for Visual Studio

Development of the Visual Studio extension and NuGet package has wound down.

Refactorings Essentials sports the following features:

  • Refactorings for C# and Visual Basic
  • Analyzers and code fixes for C# and Visual Basic
  • Code Converters to convert C# to Visual Basic and vice versa (VB to C#) - now available separately via https://github.com/icsharpcode/CodeConverter/

Refactoring Essentials comes in the following flavors:

  • VSIX: built for Visual Studio - supports analyzers and refactorings
  • Nuget: packaged for build servers / IDEs that support analyzers via Nuget packages
  • RefactoringEssentials assembly: usable in any IDE (-like environment), base assembly with all features

The latter means it is x-platform and not tied to Windows / Visual Studio.

History: Refactoring Essentials started out as NR6Pack, and was part of the NRefactory 6 repository. In the course of
joint development, we made architectural tweaks that resulted in the two projects now being separate - which makes them easier to maintain and contribute to.