Make Method Non-Static
This refactoring allows you to convert a static method into
an instance method of the original or another type.
The target type for the new instance method can be selected from one of the types
passed as parameters to the method.
All usages, implementations and overrides of the method are automatically updated.
This refactoring can only be applied to static methods that have at least one parameter of a type defined in the current solution.
In the example below, we use this refactoring to convert a static method
Merge of the
MetaInfo class into an instance method of the same type:
In the following example, the static method
Merge that works with
MetaInfo objects is defined in the class
We use the refactoring to make
Merge an instance method of the class
MetaInfo, where it logically belongs:
To convert a static method into an instance method
- Place the caret at the declaration or a usage of a static method in the editor, or select it in the File Structure Window.
Do one of the following:
- Press Ctrl+Shift+R and then choose Make Method Non-Static
- Right-click and choose Refactor | Make Method Non-Static on the context menu.
- Choose in the main menu.
- Select a parameter from the list. The method will be converted to the instance method of the parameter type.
- Select visibility for the instance method after conversion.
- To apply the refactoring, click Next.
- If no conflicts are found, ReSharper performs the refactoring immediately. Otherwise, it prompts you to resolve conflicts.
This feature is supported in the following languages/technologies:
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.