Visual Assist has a wealth of features to enhance developer productivity. Improve virtually every Microsoft IDE you have with the multitude of features that comprise Visual Assist.
Move about your code with newfound ease—to any file, method, symbol, or reference in your projects and solutions. Get anywhere from anywhere.
Reduce the complexity of your code, improve its readability, and make it extensible without changing its external behavior. Refactor legacy code, code you inherit, or the first version of your own work.
Generate code faster than you think possible, even if you use just a handful of the features in Visual Assist. As you become a proficient user, write and update code even faster.
Write code faster with assistance that doesn't get in your way, especially when you're on a roll. Visual Assist suggests completions only if they save you serious typing, and quietly fixes mistakes in your wake.
Make sense of complex code, or code you haven't touched in a long time, with an assortment of tool windows, browsers, and fields that provide information where and when you need it.
Watch Visual Assist correct mistakes as you make them, especially errors in symbol case and pointer notation. Type entirely in lower case, and watch Visual Assist correct the case of all of your symbols. Save the shift key for your definitions.
Inspect your code for specific quality issues as you edit. The Code Inspection feature of Visual Assist, based on LLVM/Clang, diagnoses and fixes typical programming errors, like style violations, interface misuse, and bugs that can be deduced via static analysis.
Expand frequently typed segments of code with a more powerful version of the like-named feature in the IDE. Include symbols from the current context, prompt for user input, and edit snippets in a custom editor.
Use the VA Memory View and the VA Step Filter included with Visual Assist to shorten the time required to debug native C/C++.
View code from 30,000 feet, and rearrange code so it's easier to understand and maintain. Tool windows in Visual Assist supply entirely new functionality to the IDE, and bring together oft-used built-in functionality to more efficient tool windows.
Connect comment substrings to external applications and websites, such as bug trackers, case managers, documentation, and source code control systems.
Adjust the multitude of features in Visual Assist to suit your programming environment and habits. Find your favorite features, and make them hum for maximum productivity.
Navigate quickly with Find References that's faster, more useful, and available for more symbols.
Refactor code easily with essential commands such as Change Signature.
Generate code in top-down style with Create From Usage that creates enums, variables, and methods.
Crank out code with assistance that's smart enough to offer suggestions before you type.
Understand code faster with meaningful use of color, italics, and bold.
Correct spelling errors in strings and comments, as you type or in batch mode.
Edit powerful Code Snippets in a custom editor, including snippets to format the output of refactoring and code generation.
Debug native C/C++ faster with filters that cause the debugger to step over select methods in argument lists.
Rely on new tool windows that provide code outlines, lists of recent modifications, and header hierarchies.
Configure your favorite features in Visual Assist to suit your programming environment and habits.