Convert Property to Auto-Property refactoring
This refactoring helps you convert properties with private backing fields into auto-implemented properties (also known as auto-properties). The refactoring removes the backing field and replaces all its usages with the newly created auto-property.
If you do not want ReSharper to suggest you this, you can change the severity level of the code inspection that detects it () to Do not show. In this case, properties with backing fields are not highlighted and quick-fixes are not suggested, but you can still apply the conversion with the context action or with the corresponding refactoring:
The reverse functionality of converting existing auto-properties to properties with backing field is also available with the corresponding context action. You can also generate default bodies for property accessors using the To compound property context action:
In the example below, the refactoring converts a property with a backing field to an auto-property:
You can also convert properties to auto-properties using the refactoring commands. To do so, place the caret at the declaration or a usage of a property in the editor, or select it in the File Structure Window, and then do one of the following:
- Press Ctrl+Shift+R and then choose Convert | Property to Auto-property
- Right-click and choose Refactor | Convert | Property to Auto-property on the context menu.
- Choose in the main menu.
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.