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Visual Assist

Fill the gaps in Microsoft Visual Studio when working in C/C++ and C#

Whole Tomato Software delivers productivity tools for C++ and C# development, including one of the most popular plug-ins for Microsoft Visual Studio. Visual Assist fills gaps in the coding experience of Studio, making a great IDE a phenomenal IDE, by providing unmatched functionality for navigation, refactoring, code generation, debugging, and more.

Some of the key features Visual Assist include:

  • Code completion: Provides suggestions for completing code based on the context of the current document.
  • Refactoring: Allows developers to easily rename variables, extract methods, and perform other code refactoring tasks.
  • Error highlighting: Automatically highlights errors in the code, making it easy to identify and fix problems.
  • Code navigation: Allows developers to quickly navigate to different parts of the code, such as class definitions or method signatures.
  • IntelliSense: Provides detailed information about symbols and types as you type.
  • Code generation: Automatically generates common code patterns such as getters and setters, constructors and more.

It is a commercial plugin that supports Visual Studio versions 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022.


Features in Visual Assist

Fast Navigation

Move about your code with newfound ease—to any file, method, symbol, or reference in your projects and solutions. Get anywhere from anywhere.

The navigation features of Visual Assist, like the other types of features, are entirely new to the IDE, improve built-in functionality, or in a few instances, apply only to older IDEs.

Code Inspection & Modernization

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.


Reduce the complexity of your code, improve its readability, and make it extensible without changing its external behaviour. Refactor legacy code, code you inherit, or the first version of your work.

Code Correction in Visual Assist

Watch Visual Assist correct mistakes as you make them, especially errors in symbol case and pointer notation. Type entirely in lowercase, and watch it correct the case of all of your symbols. Save the shift key for your definitions.

Code Assistance in Visual Assist

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 fix mistakes in your wake.


What’s New in Visual Assist

Introducing Visual Assist 2024.1 – 15X FASTER!

What’s New?

  1. Revolutionary Code Analysis: Our latest release brings cutting-edge code analysis
    capabilities, empowering developers with real-time insights and suggestions to enhance
    code quality and efficiency.
  2. Enhanced Code Navigation: Say goodbye to tedious searches! Visual Assist 2024.1
    introduces advanced code navigation tools, making it easier than ever to traverse through
    complex projects effortlessly.
  3. Intelligent Code Completion: Boost your productivity with our improved code completion
    feature. Experience smarter suggestions and context-aware auto-completions, saving you
    time and reducing errors.
  4. Seamless Integration with the Latest Technologies: Visual Assist 2024.1 is engineered to
    seamlessly integrate with the latest programming languages and frameworks, ensuring
    you stay ahead in the ever-evolving tech landscape.


Cross-Platform Compatibility:
Visual Assist 2024.1 is designed to cater to the diverse needs of developers across different
platforms. Whether you’re working on Windows, macOS, or Linux, our tools provide a consistent
and efficient coding experience.

Security First:
Your code is your asset, and we take its security seriously. The new release includes enhanced
security features, safeguarding your projects and ensuring the confidentiality of your codebase.

Boost Team Collaboration:
Collaborate seamlessly with your team using Visual Assist 2024.1’s improved collaboration
tools. Share code snippets, collaborate on projects, and increase overall team productivity.

Effortless Migration:
Upgrading to Visual Assist 2024.1 is a breeze. Our migration tools ensure a smooth transition,
allowing you to enjoy the latest features without disruptions to your current workflow.

A Modern Interface for a Modern Developer:
The new release comes with a refreshed and intuitive user interface, making coding a visually
appealing and enjoyable experience.

Developer-Centric Support:
Our dedicated support team is here to assist you. From troubleshooting to exploring advanced
features, our support is developer-centric, ensuring you get the most out of Visual Assist 2024.1.


System requirements for Visual Assist

  • Operating System: Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11.
  • Memory (RAM): 512 MB of RAM is required.
  • Hard Disk Space: 50 MB of free space required.
  • Processor: Intel Dual Core processor or later


License Options


Standard for Companies and Organizations

  • Includes support for C/C++ and C#
  • Includes one year of software updates
  • Includes one year of priority support, and unlimited community support
  • Licensed to a company or organization
  • Licensed per developer, not per computer
  • The license can be reassigned and transferred per EULA
  • Qualifies for maintenance renewal

Personal for Individuals

  • Includes support for C/C++ and C#
  • Includes one year of software updates
  • Includes one year of priority support, and unlimited community support
  • Licensed for use only by the individual who purchased the license
  • The license cannot be reassigned or transferred
  • Must be purchased with personal funds
  • Cannot be reimbursed by a company or organization
  • Does not qualify for maintenance renewal

Academic for Students and Faculty

  • Includes support for C/C++ and C#
  • Includes one year of software updates
  • Includes unlimited community support
  • Licensed for use only by the individual who purchased the license
  • Limited to non-commercial purposes
  • Does not qualify for maintenance renewal


Visual Assist Support

Every license of Visual Assist and timely software maintenance renewal includes a year of technical support. If your software maintenance is current, or you are in trial mode, contact Alfasoft, Whole Tomato Support or community forums to obtain technical support, report a bug, or request a feature.

If you need technical support and your software maintenance has expired, request a quote from Alfasoft to renew. Whole Tomato actively monitors our forums but provides support at our discretion.

If you need your serial number or your legacy, two-line activation key, contact Alfasoft or Whole Tomate whether or not your software maintenance is current.