Refactoring Essentials

The premier free Visual Studio extension for C# and VB.NET refactorings, including code best practice analyzers/fixes to improve your projects.

Install in 2015 » Install in 2017 »


Works with any edition of Visual Studio - get the community's refactorings!


Make your code better, easier to read and so much more. For C# and VB!

Analyzers & Fixes

Get recommendations about how to improve the quality of your code - plus the fixes!

Open Source

Our code is MIT-licensed, feel free to look around and contribute!


Let us know what to improve, rate us in the gallery! For code-centric contributions, please go to our GitHub page

Runs on Your Build Server

The analyzers & fixes are available as NuGet package