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CodeRush Options

After installing CodeRush, configure its features via the Options Dialog. The dialog enables you to enable or disable features, edit shortcuts, configure refactorings and code providers, specify visual element appearance, etc.

CodeRush is a complex product and has many options, contained in several dozen options pages. But a clear options page structure and an easy to use search engine enable you to quickly find the required options page. For example, if you enter "shortcuts" in the Search text box, the Shortcuts options page will be immediately activated. The CodeRush options page structure is represented as a tree in the left part of the dialog. Options pages in this tree are grouped into several sections listed in the following table. Some sections are, in turn, subdivided into subsections.

Section Description
Compatibility Contains options for CodeRush compatibility with IDE.
Core Contains CodeRush core options.
Diagnostics Contains CodeRush diagnostic tools options.
Editor Contains the options for features for working with the code editor. This section contains the major portion of CodeRush options.
Hinting Contains CodeRush hints options.
IDE Contains options that affect the IDE functionality.
Tool Windows Contains the options for CodeRush tool windows.
Unit Testing Contains the options for Unit Test Runner and Unit Test Runner.

CodeRush enables you create different options schemes. You can change the active scheme on the Settings Schemes options page, or choose it from the combobox on the DXCore Visualize Toolbar to activate it. CodeRush saves all option changes into the currently active scheme.

CodeRush includes the FrictionFree options scheme that disables all features that change usual Visual Studio behavior.

You can also modify CodeRush visual element appearance and create custom color schemes via the Visual Experience options page located at the root of the option pages tree.

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