Refactor! for ASP.NET Beta released

After seeing the amazing success and interset in the great Refactor! for VB applications last year, we've been working with the folks at DevExpress to deliver a rich refactoring expereince around common Web scenarios and specific ASP.NET features.  My hats off to Mark and othesr at DevExpress for an amazing partnershpi and a fabulous product.  Check it out, tell your friends, and watch the screen cast --  it will blow you away -- everything you want to knowbelow:

Training Videos

12-minute Training Video (1024x768):

Same Training Video, full size (for larger monitors):

Screen Shots


ASP.NET developers should contact with any questions, issues, or suggestions concerning this release.

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This drop includes 25 refactorings, nine of which are dedicated to ASP.NET development:

Add Validator

Extract ContentPlaceHolder

Extract ContentPlaceHolder (and create master page)

Extract Style (Class)

Extract Style (id)

Move to Code-behind

Move Style Attributes to CSS

Rename Style

Surround with Update Panel

(Extract to User Control will arrive in a future drop)

This drop also includes 16 standard refactorings that work inside *.cs and *.vb code-behind files (most of these refactorings also work on code placed inside <script> tags):

Extract Method

Extract Property

Flatten Conditional

Inline Temp

Introduce Constant

Introduce Local

Move Declaration near Reference

Move Initialization to Declaration

Reorder Parameters


Replace Temp with Query

Reverse Conditional

Safe Rename

Simplify Expression

Split Initialization from Declaration

Split Temporary Variable

Known Issues

· Extract Style (Class) and Extract Style (id) are not available inside content pages. We will address this in a future release.

· Surround with Update Panel does not modify the Web.Config file. We are still deciding whether it makes sense to change this or whether it makes more sense to suppress availability of the refactoring if the project is not set up to exploit AJAX.