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Code Inspection: Virtual(overridable) member is never overridden (non-private accessibility)

This is a solution-wide code inspection. It only works when the Solution-Wide Analysis is enabled.

This inspection detects methods and properties with the virtual modifier in situations when the containing class has inheritors but the virtual members have no overrides in any of them. To improve code readability, ReSharper suggests making such members non-virtual.

For the solution-wide inspection to work, you need either or both of the following:

  • The simplified global usage checking is enabled — Show unused non-private type members when solution-wide analysis is off on the Code Inspection | Settings page of ReSharper options (Alt+R, O).

  • The solution-wide analysis is enabled — Enable solution-wide analysis on the Code Inspection | Settings page of ReSharper options (Alt+R, O).

Note that even if a symbol has no direct usages in your solution and ReSharper warns you about it, there could be cases where symbols are used indirectly — for example, via reflection — or they could just be designed as public API. In all those cases you would want to suppress the usage-checking inspection for the symbol, and there are several ways to do so:

Last modified: 08 March 2021