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Code Templates in C++

All ReSharper's code template features are also supported in C++. You can find the detailed information on these features in the corresponding topics of the Code Templates section.

Live Templates

Live/Surround templates can be used for generating code in existing files and (if there is the $SELECTION$ parameter in the template body) for surrounding code fragments with template code, such as try...catch statement. Each live template is identified by a Shortcut — a short string of characters, e.g. foreach — that you can type right in the editor to invoke the template.

ReSharper provides plenty of predefined live templates. You can also create custom live templates in the dedicated editor or right from existing source code .

File Templates

File templates are used to create one or more new files with predefined code, such as a type declaration, unit test, etc. File templates have no shortcuts, they are identified by their descriptions. See Creating Files from Templates \ and Creating Multi-File Templates for details.

A file template can create more than one file when you apply the template. This may be helpful when related data is saved in different files.

There are predefined templates for class and struct. You can also create new file and multi-file templates.

Postfix Templates

Postfix templates help you transform expressions that you have already typed without jumping backwards - just type a dot after an expression and pick a template from the completion list.

Below is the list of postfix templates available in C++.

.beg..end Produces iterators from range sort(range.begin(), range.end())
.cbeg..cend Produces iterators from range is_sorted(range.cbegin(), range.cend())
.const_cast Surrounds expression with const_cast const_cast<SomeType &>(expr)
.do Iterating until boolean expression becomes 'false' do { } while (expr);
.dynamic_cast Surrounds expression with dynamic_cast dynamic_cast<SomeType &>(expr)
.else Checks boolean expression to be 'false' if (!expr)
.foreach Iterates over range foreach (auto && x in range)
.if Checks boolean expression to be 'true' if (expr)
.make_shared Constructs an object and wraps it in a std::shared_ptr std::make_shared<SomeType>()
.make_unique Constructs an object and wraps it in a std::unique_ptr std::make_unique<SomeType>()
.new Produces instantiation expression for type new SomeType()
.reinterpret_cast Surrounds expression with reinterpret_cast reinterpret_cast<SomeType &>(expr)
.return Returns expression from current function return expr;
.static_cast Surrounds expression with static_cast static_cast<SomeType>(expr)
.switch Produces switch over integral/enum type switch (expr)
.var Introduces variable for expression auto x = expr;
.while Iterating while boolean expression is 'true' while (expr)
Last modified: 20 August 2018