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Generating Formatting Members

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Any type in .NET implements the ToString() method, which returns a string representation of the object of that type. To return a meaningful string for our types, we often need to override the ToString() method.

ReSharper allows you to automate this routine with the Generate formatting members feature.

To create formatting members for your type

  1. In the editor, place the caret within a class.
  2. On the main menu, choose ReSharper | Edit | Generate Code, or press Alt+Insert.
  3. In the Generate pop-up menu, select Formatting members.
  4. In the Generate dialog box that appears, select fields and/or auto-properties to be wrapped with the ToString() override.
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  5. Click Finish to complete the wizard.

ReSharper will generate the override returning a format string with selected fields:

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You can also generate the override by choosing Overriding Members in the Generate menu, but in this case the override will return base.ToString().

This feature is supported in the following languages/technologies:

C# VB.NET C++ HTML ASPX Razor JavaScript TypeScript CSS XML XAML RESX Build Scripts
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The instructions and examples given here address the use of the feature in C#. For details specific to other languages, see corresponding topics in the ReSharper by Language section.

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Last modified: 30 June 2015