Refactorings for Visual Basic .NET
In Visual Basic .NET, ReSharper supports the Main Set of Refactorings with the single exception of the Convert Anonymous to Named Type refactoring, There is also the Make Shared refactoring, that is specific to Visual Basic .NET:
If a function doesn't use any type members, it can be made
Shared. Luckily there is a ReSharper's refactoring that can make it easy.
ReSharper offers you to choose between adding
this parameter to the method signature and leaving it as is.
As a result, the function becomes shared.
To perform a refactoring
- Set your caret at a symbol, select a code fragment that you want to refactor, or select an item in a tool window.
Do one of the following:
- On the main menu, choose , and then select a desired refactoring.
- In the editor, File Structure Window, or other ReSharper window, right-click the item you want to transform, choose Refactor from the context menu, and then select the required refactoring.
- On the main menu, choose Refactor This in the context menu of a selection. , or press Ctrl+Shift+R to display the list of applicable refactorings, and select one of them. You can also choose
- If a refactoring could fix a code issue that ReSharper detects and highlights in the editor, the corresponding action indicator appears to the left of the code issue. You can click on this indicator or press Alt+Enter to check the suggested refactoring and apply if if necessary.
- Use default keyboard shortcuts assigned to specific refactorings, or assign custom shortcuts to your favorite refactorings.
If the selected refactoring requires user input,
the refactoring wizard opens. Note that the wizard's dialog boxes are not modal,
so you can edit the code while the wizard is open.
To roll back refactoring actions, the wizard provides the option To enable Undo, open all files with changes for editing. If you select this option, ReSharper opens all modified files in new editor tabs and enables you to roll the refactoring back. In this case, you will need to save the changes yourself. If this option is not selected, ReSharper saves modified files automatically, without opening them.
- If a refactoring operation would cause code conflicts (such as duplicate names, visibility conflicts, etc.), the wizard displays the list of conflicts on the last step, before you apply the refactoring. For some conflicts, the wizard can also suggest quick-fixes. For more information, see Resolving Conflicts in Refactorings.
Some refactorings are available immediately after you modify code in the editor. For more information, see Inplace Refactorings