I have inherited a large code base, which I would like to refactor.

I notice lost of code which is obviously copy, paste & tweak, which is an obvious candidate for a parametrized function.

Is there any Visual Studio extension which will help me to detect such similar code?

Not that it must be a VS extension as we are not allowed to install 3rd party software which runs stand-alone, but VS extensions seem to be acceptable.


Yes, Visual Studio Enterprise offers Code Clone Detection out-of-the-box.

So no need of VS extension but a paid Enterprise license is needed.

  • My company only pays for professional :-( but, upvote, as you answer may help others Dec 6 '21 at 15:39

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