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Code refactoring

Refactoring is a process of improving your source code without creating a new functionality. Refactoring helps you keep your code solid , dry, and easy to maintain.

Invoke refactoring

  1. Select an item to refactor. You can select a file/folder in the Project tool window or expression/symbol in the editor.

  2. Press Control+Alt+Shift+T to open a list of refactorings that can be selected.

    Alternatively, you can use a keyboard shortcut for a specific refactoring.

    You can also make a multi-caret selection for an extended range of refactoring operations, including Encapsulate Fields, Move Static Members, Extract Delegate, Extract Interface, and Extract Superclass. To utilize this feature, place a caret in each member you want to apply the refactoring to, and the IDE will automatically preselect and check these members in the refactoring dialog.

If you need to undo your refactoring, press Control+Z.

Resolve conflicts

When GoLand encounters problems with your refactoring, it opens a dialog with the list of conflicts and their brief descriptions.

  • Click Continue to ignore the problem and proceed to open the preview in the Find tool window.

  • Click Show Conflicts in View to open the conflict entries in the Find tool window and deal with them further.

    For example, you can try to exclude an entry from refactoring by pressing Delete or click Cancel and return to the editor.

    Configure refactoring settings

    1. In the Settings dialog (Control+Alt+S), select Editor | Code Editing.

    2. On the Code Editing page, in the Refactorings section, adjust the refactoring options and click OK.

    Last modified: 14 September 2023