Free Refactoring Tool For ASP.NET

03 August 2007


Refactor! For ASP.NET was released in May 2007 as free download.

You'll find 29 great refactorings (10 ASP.NET related) that you can use right away on your ASPX pages. The refactorings include:

  1. Add Validator
  2. Extract ContentPlaceHolder
  3. Extract ContentPlaceHolder (and create master page)
  4. Extract Style (Class)
  5. Extract Style (id)
  6. Extract to UserControl
  7. Move to Code-behind
  8. Move Style Attributes to CSS
  9. Rename Style
  10. Surround with Update Panel

You can find more information on each refactoring from Mark's excellent post. Make sure to check out the funny and informative 12 minute screencast on the ASP.NET refactorings.

Even the Microsoft ASP.NET Team has blogged their excitement about Refactor! For ASP.NET:

Note to Refactor! Pro Customers: You already have these refactorings available to you in the latest release.

So have you tried Refactor! for ASP.NET yet? How do you like it?


12 comment(s)
Renaud Bompuis

Excellent screencast!

Makes me want to do ASP.Net just for the fun of using these refactoring tools.

3 August, 2007

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3 August, 2007
Michael Proctor [DX-Squad]

Congrats DevExpress team for getting huge awareness from Microsoft, I noticed on my Start Page it now has the newest item of

New Version of Refactor! for Visual Basic 2005

Which links to

Just thought I would send in a pat on the back! :)

5 August, 2007
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Thanks Renaud,

The refactorings are very useful for ASP.NET. If you have suggestions for more then please email me.

Thanks Michael.

6 August, 2007

There is a problem still .. it doesn't install for VS 2008 BETA 2.

.. if you can fix that  it would e greate :)

8 August, 2007
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)


I haven't heard about this from other users, in fact, many have installed it in VS 2008 BETA 2 without problems.

I recommend contacting our department with screenshots and the specific error file or log file.


8 August, 2007

Thank you!!!Its really excellent!!!

8 August, 2007

Hmm .. my bad - i somehow managed to download version 2.2.2 .

Version 2.5.0 installed just fine.

Thanks :)

9 August, 2007
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Thanks Satheesh!

Sirrocco, glad to hear you got it working.

9 August, 2007
Michael Cheng

Thanks for sharing! This is a really fantastic tool, I love it!

12 August, 2007
Ajay Garg

Thanks For This Tool.

It Makes My Work Easy...

Thanks Once Again..

14 August, 2007
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Thanks Michael & Ajay.

14 August, 2007

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