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Developer Express Refactor is a seriously cool tool!
I just love Refactor :-)
Some of my favorite refactoring options are:
  • Move Type to File
    Sometimes I am just plain lazy and create a new type in the same source file as an already existing one. Only later I need to clean up and move it to a separate file. I used to do so with cut and paste but no longer :-)
  • Rename Local
    Renaming a local variable, or a field for that matter, becomes a breeze. And best of all you don't need to go to the declaration, you can do it at any place the variable is used.
  • Optimize Namespace References
    This removes unneeded namespace references at the top of the source file. While I like this a lot it needs to be improved just a bit because it sometimes misses a place a namespace is used :-(. And one thing I would like to see it do is sort the namespace references as well. Still very useful :-)
Below a small demonstration of how these refactorings can be used.
Maurice de Beijer
Published Fri, Sep 29 2006 16:03 by Maurice
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# re: Developer Express Refactor is a seriously cool tool!@ Thursday, October 05, 2006 9:32 AM

What did you use to create the cool image?

by Mark

# re: Developer Express Refactor is a seriously cool tool!@ Monday, October 09, 2006 2:20 AM

Hi Mark,

I used Camtasia to record the actions and generate a animated gif. See


by Maurice