ReadableExpressions translates Expression trees to source code as an alternative to Visual Studio’s Debug View. There’s a set of Debugger Visualizers in the Visual Studio Marketplace, and a NuGet package with the extension method which does all the magic.
ReadableExpressions version 3 provides various options to customise translation, and colourizes the visualizer source code view, adding light and dark themes.
Now in Technicolor ©
For a simple lambda calling a
TryGet-style method on its parameter and returning the
value, ReadableExpressions v2 displays this:
…for the same Expression, v3 displays this:
Colourized with Visual Studio 2019’s light theme colours!
The options menu let you switch the theme - perhaps you prefer dark? (as I obviously do):
There’s also various ways to customise the translation - maybe you’d prefer to declare out parameter variable inline:
…and perhaps you’d rather use the parameter type name, instead of
…or be shown the type of the lambda’s
More to come
I’ll be adding extra options in the future, but I think these are a good start to make the source code view more personalisable and transparent. If there’s any other options you’d find useful, please do let me know in a comment or in the GitHub issues :)