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RGreatEx - The ReSharper Great Extension

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16 Jan 2008CPOL
The easiest way to localize projects for .NET developers
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RGreatEx makes it extremely easy for anyone to quickly implement localization into new or existing .NET applications.
Moreover, this plugin creates safer code for accessing resources.

Supported Languages

  • C#
  • Visual Basic .NET

Context Actions


Refactoring Methods

Custom Tools


Move String to Resource

This context action helps you to move a string literal to a resource file by the refactoring method "Move String(s) to Resource".

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Use Resource Instead of String

This context action replaces the current string literal by a typed access to a resource.

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Use System.String.Empty instead of ""

This context action replaces the empty string literal by the System.String.Empty usage.

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Use System.Environment.NewLine instead of "\r\n"

This context action replaced by the System.Environment.NewLine usage are string literals: "\r", "\n" and "\r\n".

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Convert @"" to ""

This context action converts the current verbatim string to a regular string.

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Convert "" to @""

This context action converts the current regular string to a verbatim string.

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Surround with ""

This context action helps to create a string literal from the current selection.

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Mark as (Non) Localizable

This context action marks a parameter of the constructor, method or property as (non) localizable.

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Introduce Constant

This context action replaces a literal by constant declaration.

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Check Array Index Value

This context action adds if statement for test index value.

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Context action result.

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Check Collection or List Index Value

This context action adds if statement for test index value.

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Context action result.

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Check dictionary key value

This context action adds if statement for test key value.

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Context action result.

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Check String or StringBuilder Index Value

This context action adds if statement for test index value.

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Context action result.

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String Could be Moved to Resource

All localizable string literals are highlighted.

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Use Resource Instead of String Literal

All localizable string literals that exists in resources are highlighted.

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Cannot Resolve Resource

Shows error if your code contains invalid resource identifiers.

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Use More Safety Resource Accessor

Suggests to replace unsafe resource accessor by more safety accessor.

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Move String to Resource

Use context action Move string to resource or the action "Move"(F6) for start refactoring.

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Choose resource file and key for the selected string.

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Select same strings for removing.

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All selected strings will be replaced by typed access.

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You can undo changes:

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Move String(s) from File(s), Folder(s) or Project

Select File(s), Folder(s) or Project in "Solution Explorer" and call "Refactor This"(Ctrl+Shift+R) to start refactoring.

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Choose strings from selected project for refactoring.

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Choose resource file and key(s) for the selected string(s).

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You can undo changes.

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Rename Resource

Move cursor to the resource wrapper usage and call "Rename "(F2) to start refactoring and type a new name.

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SafeResx - Strongly Typed Resource Generators

Now you can generate safer code for your resources.


  • Add a comment for the resource line by using comment XML tag.
  • Generated class has public modifier, which allows you to create shared resources between assemblies.
  • For formatting, string generates typed methods for calling String.Format.

Use one of the following custom tools to get safer code:

  • SharedSafeResx - Generates shared resource wrapper, which allows you to use resources in referenced assemblies.
  • PrivateSafeResx - Use this generator to create private project resources.
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Localization Options

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Options for All Languages

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Options for C#

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Options for Visual Basic .NET

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This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


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Alexander Nesterenko
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Question"Download latest version" link is broken. [modified] Pin
Michael Freidgeim25-Jun-11 23:18
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GeneralMy vote of 4 Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 1 Pin
Toli Cuturicu8-Mar-10 5:23
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AnswerResourceRefactoring tool Pin
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GeneralRe: ResourceRefactoring tool Pin
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Questionwhat happened to safedevelop ? Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 1 Pin
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Generalthe link to safe develop does not work! Pin
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QuestionSilverlight support Pin
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GeneralExcellent [modified] Pin
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AnswerRe: Excellent Pin
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GeneralVersion for Visual Studio 2008 Pin
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