Examples of Context Actions
- Change Access Modifier
- Use 'var'
- Split Declaration
- Invert 'if'
- Replace auto property with property that uses backing field
- Remove region/endregion directive
- Convert anonymous method to lambda expression
- Converting a LINQ expression to code
- Iterate via 'foreach'
- Use format string
- Check variable for null
- Move type to another file
Change Access Modifier
To change the accessibility of a member or a type, place the caret at the specified access modifier and press Alt+Enter to view the list of available context actions. Select the desired context action from the drop-down list and press Enter.
Beginning in C# 3.0 variables can be explicitly or implicitly typed. To change a declaration,
place the caret at the type name in the variable declaration and
press Alt+Enter, ReSharper offers a context action:
After applying the context action, the variable
ownerTag is declared implicitly.
This declaration statement introduces a new variable
and assigns a value to it.
Declaration and assignment can be split, so ReSharper offers a context action:
Replace auto property with property that uses backing field
Auto properties as other constructs in C# have their own pluses and minuses. If you find that some auto-implemented property doesn't fit your goals, ReSharper can easily replace it with a property that uses a backing field. Choose and apply the suggested context action.
Remove region/endregion directive
To remove unnecessary
directives, place the caret at a directive or a region name, press
Alt+Enter and ReSharper suggests the appropriate context action:
After applying the context action, both directives are removed.
Convert anonymous method to lambda expression
To replace an anonymous method with a lambda expression,
place the caret at the
delegate keyword and press
Alt+Enter to view the list of context actions:
After applying the context action, you get a lambda expression by eliminating the need to rewrite code manually.
Converting a LINQ expression to code
Sometimes it is useful to convert a complex LINQ expression back to code in order to improve code readability.
Place the caret at the query expression and press Alt+Enter to display
the list of context actions, then click Convert LINQ to code:
After applying the context action, the query expression is replaced with
Iterate via 'foreach'
To iterate through a collection, for example
type the name of the collection and press Alt+Enter.
Choose the context action and press Enter to apply it.
After applying, the
foreach statement is generated where you
then define the type of identifier, identifier and the embedded statements to be executed.
Use format string
If you want to replace string concatenation with the
press Alt+Enter to view the list of context actions.
To replace all arguments of the string concatenation, choose the first context action in the drop-down list.
To replace this argument and all its occurrences in the string concatenation, choose the second one.
Check variable for null
If you want to ensure that the variable you work with isn't null,
place the caret at the variable and press Alt+Enter
and choose Check parameter for null in the drop-down list:
After applying the context action, the corresponding
if statement is added:
Move type to another file
If you have more than one type in a single file, ReSharper offers you an opportunity to move one of the types to a separate file: After applying the context action, the type is moved to another file, that has the same name as the type.