Review Assistant is a code review tool. Our code review plugin helps you to create review requests and respond to them without leaving Visual Studio. Review Assistant supports TFS, Subversion, Git, Mercurial, and Perforce. Simple setup: up and running in 5 minutes.
Review Assistant is free of charge for 1 project with up to 3 participants.
To learn more about pricing options for bigger team, please visit ordering page.
Review Assistant Features
- Add your comments at the review level, or specific source code blocks or lines.
- Initiate code discussions with your team members without scheduled meetings.
- Mark comments and defects that need to be fixed.
- Review comments displayed in the code editor.
- Instant switching between review comments and the code.
More flexible email notifications
- Individual settings of email notifications for each event type.
- Every member of a project can now receive email notifications about all events in reviews.
Multiple review iterations
Typical code review consists of multiple review-fix cycles. Review Assistant is designed to support these iterations:
- Developer can add revisions to an existing code review.
- Reviewer can see what's changed since the last review.
- Reviewer can pick what changes to view when comparing file revisions.
New role in a review - Watcher
- A review creator can assign team members to monitor the review process (make them watchers).
- Watchers receive all review notifications as if they were review participants.
- Watchers can join a review any time if they want to add comments to code.
Rich integration features
The following version control systems are supported:
- Team Foundation Server (TFS)
- Subversion (SVN)
- Mercurial (Hg)
Discussions in code
Code reviews are about improving your code base. Comments and discussions within your team are the heart of the process. Review Assistant supports threaded comments, so team members can discuss code without scheduled meetings.
- Add comments on specific source lines, blocks of code, files, or the entire review.
- Flag comments as defects that need to be fixed.
- Provide comments on binary files, such as images.
- Start discussions in code, without creating a formal code review.
- Unread comments and replies are highlighted.