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Complete Statement

ReSharper | Edit | Complete Statement

This command inserts necessary syntax elements (parentheses, braces, semicolons etc.) and gets you in position where you can start typing the next statement.

To invoke Complete Statement

  1. Type the core of a statement (see scenarios below for examples).
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+Enter or choose ReSharper | Edit | Complete Statement in the main menu.

The command is helpful in numerous scenarios, including auto-closing parentheses, adding semicolons, completing if, while and for statements, and more.

For example, whenever you declare a new method, complete statement comes handy after specifying method parameters:

public void Foo(string input

At this point, to start writing the method body, you normally have to:

  • Insert a missing parenthesis.
  • Press Enter.
  • Insert an opening brace.
  • Press Enter once again.

With Complete Statement, you only have to press Ctrl+Shift+Enter, and ReSharper will automatically insert a closing parenthesis, as well as both braces, and put the caret right where you can proceed with writing the method body:

public void Foo(string input) { // the caret is here }

In similar ways, Complete Statement works with the following language constructs:

  • Types and type members: class, interface, struct, enum, delegate, field, event, and method declarations.
  • Statements: if, while, do, switch, using, lock, continue, break, and return statements; case and default clauses; conversion of single-line statements to block statements.
  • Expressions: invocation, element access, string/char literals; object, member, and collection item initializers; expressions that create anonymous types and implicitly typed arrays.

Below, you can find a number of examples of applying the complete statement command in different contexts.

Use case Before Complete Statement After Complete Statement
Class declaration
public class Foo/*caret*/
public class Foo { /*caret*/ }
Delegate declaration
delegate void ChangeHandler(object sender/*caret*/
internal delegate void ChangeHandler(object sender); /*caret*/
Nested method invocation
myVar.DoSomething(foo.Bar(value)); /*caret*/
if statement
if(myVar != null/*caret*/
if(myVar != null) { /*caret*/ }
case clause
switch (position) { case Position.Last/*caret*/ }
switch (position) { case Position.Last: /*caret*/ }
Conversion of a single-line statement into block (case A)
if(myVar != null) position = Position.Last;/*caret*/
if(myVar != null) { position = Position.Last; /*caret*/ }
Conversion of a single-line statement into block (case B)
if(myVar != null) /*caret*/position = Position.Last;
if(myVar != null) { /*caret*/ position = Position.Last; }
Element access expression
var myValues = new Value[10/*caret*/
var myValues = new Value[10]; /*caret*/

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.

Last modified: 12 October 2017

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