Visual Assist

Eliminate the frustration in C, C#, and C++ development in Visual Studio.

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  • Quality of Support Static Code Analysis

  • Ease of Use Static Code Analysis

Trusted by developers:

The benefits of using Visual Assist:

All-in-one productivity toolkit

Navigation

Code and Project Navigations

Move and find where you need to be with ease—to any file, method, symbol, or reference in your projects and solutions. Get anywhere from anywhere, instantaneously.

Refactoring

Refactoring

Improve the readability or extend your code base in a few steps. Make many small changes methodically without altering the code's external behavior.

Code Generation

Code Generation

Use templates to quickly build up projects and context-aware suggestions to generate code in a breeze.

Coding Assistance

Coding Assistance

Feel free to keep typing. Visual Assist suggests completions only if they save you loads of typing time, and it quietly fixes small mistakes you leave behind.

Code Understanding

Code Understanding

Make sense of complex code. Whether it’s someone else’s source code or a project you have not opened in a long time.

Special Development

Special Development

Never go without your trusted features. Visual Assist adds support for those special languages and development environments such as bespoke Unreal code or shader file syntax.

Latest Visual Assist Update:
VA 2024.1

Initial parser overhaul reduces users' startup times for projects. Key behavioral fixes for navigation. New UI for code dropdown toolbar.
Latest release

Develop games faster & easier in Visual Studio C++

Go beyond the limitations of Visual Studio with Visual Assist’s tailored features and support for Unreal Engine 4 & 5. Experience context-aware suggestions, snappy performance, and minimal loading time even in large game projects.

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Read what our users say about us

"If I lose my hands I could type with my mouth. Take my VA and I'm done."

It doesn't write the code for me, but it provides the tools for me to write it faster and better. I'm getting to really like the VA Code Inspection and the Extract Method really helps.

2022

"Visual Assist is absolutely essential."

Visual Assist is absolutely needed for professional programming in Visual Studio… The time saved through the use of these very basic things is quite incalculable to the point where there's just no reason for anyone to ever use Visual Studio without Visual Assist.

2022

"Great software to code fast!"

I think VA does its core job best! Refactoring of code and which helps me tremendously with my projects. I can code faster and deliver faster. I think I am so addicted to the software that I cannot do without it even one day! And thats true!

2022

"Visual Assist is an absolute essential when it comes to working with large code bases."

Visual Assist drastically improves upon the built-in Intellisense system provided in Visual Studio. When using Visual Assist, I find that I spend much less time combing through Unreal Engine code as well as my own. The 'Search for Symbol' feature also allows filtering out engine code in order to quickly find symbols within my own code.

2022

"Good performance on large projects, handy for everyday workflow."

The most performant solution among several alternatives I've tried on a large project.

2022

"A real assistant."

Fewer errors, less googling, and less confusion. It provides what I expect from a modern IntelliSense.

2022

"If I lose my hands I could type with my mouth. Take my VA and I'm done."

It doesn't write the code for me, but it provides the tools for me to write it faster and better. I'm getting to really like the VA Code Inspection and the Extract Method really helps.

2022

"Visual Assist is absolutely essential."

Visual Assist is absolutely needed for professional programming in Visual Studio… The time saved through the use of these very basic things is quite incalculable to the point where there's just no reason for anyone to ever use Visual Studio without Visual Assist.

2022

"Great software to code fast!"

I think VA does its core job best! Refactoring of code and which helps me tremendously with my projects. I can code faster and deliver faster. I think I am so addicted to the software that I cannot do without it even one day! And thats true!

2022

"Visual Assist is an absolute essential when it comes to working with large code bases."

Visual Assist drastically improves upon the built-in Intellisense system provided in Visual Studio. When using Visual Assist, I find that I spend much less time combing through Unreal Engine code as well as my own. The 'Search for Symbol' feature also allows filtering out engine code in order to quickly find symbols within my own code.

2022

"Good performance on large projects, handy for everyday workflow."

The most performant solution among several alternatives I've tried on a large project.

2022

"A real assistant."

Fewer errors, less googling, and less confusion. It provides what I expect from a modern IntelliSense.

2022

Quick Look

TOP 10 Visual Assist features that improve productivity

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Great stuff happens all the time.

Visual Assist always has a steady stream of new features coming out.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It’s faster and smarter. In fact, due to its usefulness Visual Studio has copied and made its own version through the years.

Visual Assist is a productivity extension for Visual Studio that provides tools for refactoring, reading, writing, navigating, and generating C / C++ / C# code.

Absolutely. The productivity gains largely outweigh the initial investment. Learn more.

Yes! We have special licenses for students and teachers. Learn more.

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