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Convert Property to Method(s)

ReSharper | Refactor | Convert | Property to Method(s)…

This refactoring converts get and set accessors of properties into the corresponding methods and updates usages of the property accordingly in the current solution. You can apply this refactoring to properties with backing fields as well as to auto-properties.

In the example below, the refactoring converts an auto-property to getter and setter methods:

Before refactoringAfter refactoring
class Student { public string Faculty { set; get; } }
class Student { private string faculty; public void SetFaculty(string value) { faculty = value; } public string GetFaculty() { return faculty; } }

To convert getters and setters of a property into methods

If you convert only one accessor of an auto-property to a method, the second accessor is converted to a property with a backing field.

  1. Place the caret at the declaration or a usage of a property in the editor, or select it in the File Structure window.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Press Ctrl+Shift+R and then choose Convert Property to Method(s)
    • Right-click and choose Refactor | Convert Property to Method(s) on the context menu.
    • Choose ReSharper | Refactor | Convert | Property to Method(s)… in the main menu.
    The Convert Property to Method(s) dialog will open.
  3. Select the accessors that you want to convert and specify names for the methods or leave the default ones.
  4. To apply the refactoring, click Next.
  5. If no conflicts are found, ReSharper performs the refactoring immediately. Otherwise, it prompts you to resolve conflicts.
Converting a property to methods with a ReSharper's refactoring

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: 21 September 2015