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Creating a Live/Surround Template from Source Code

ReSharper | Tools | Create Live Template from Selection…

With ReSharper, you can create live/surround templates based on a fragment of your source code. ReSharper automatically converts some fields into template parameters.

To create a live/surround template from a code fragment

  1. In the editor, select a block of code to create a template from.
  2. In the main menu, choose ReSharper | Tools | Create Live Template from Selection….
  3. In the Select Fields and Context for New Template dialog that appears, ReSharper suggests a draft for a new template and automatically converts some fields into template parameters:
    Templates Select Fields for New Template
  4. If the template parameters section contains any entries, you can check where they are used and what they replace in the Template text area.
  5. If you think that some parameters are unnecessary, you can deselect them so that the original code is used instead. As you select or deselect parameters, the Template text view changes accordingly. If you are unsure whether to use the suggested template parameters or not, study the Template Parameters section. Also, you will be able to introduce other parameters into the created template in the next steps.
  6. In the Context drop-down list, select the scope where the new template will be applicable.
  7. Click Create and Edit.
  8. The new template will be opened in the Template Editor so you can proceed with its creation as described in the Creating a Template section.
Last modified: 20 August 2018

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