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Code Style Assistance in XAML

ReSharper provides a lot of features for keeping your code neat and clean. Being tightly interwoven with the majority of other ReSharper's features, they help you produce code and change existing codebases according to the specific code style. The code style, which includes naming standards, formatting rules, and many other tiny aspects can be configured to a very detailed level and shared across your team.

Similarly to other languages, all XAML code style preferences can be applied in the desired scope with a single command using either Fix in scope or Code cleanup.

ReSharper provides the following code style assistance features in XAML:

Naming Style

ReSharper helps you define, control, and apply naming style for symbols in your code. Naming style is implemented as a set of rules, each of which targets specific identifiers with the set of constraints (for example, a rule can target static private readonly fields) . Each rule can have one or more associated styles that define suffixes, prefixes, capitalization of compound words, and so on.

These rules are taken into account when ReSharper produces new code with code completion and code generation features, applies code templates and performs refactorings. ReSharper also helps you detect and fix violations of naming rules. If necessary, the automatic checkup of naming rules can be configured or disabled.

For more information on configuring and applying naming style, see Naming style

Managing and applying code formatting rules

An important aspect of code style is how to format the code, that is, how to use whitespaces, tabs, and line breaks to arrange code elements, whether and how to use tabs for indents, whether and how to wrap long lines, and so on.

The extensive set of ReSharper code formatting rules has a default configuration that takes into account default Visual Studio formatting options as well as numerous best practices. You can configure every detail of formatting rules and enforce the rules in your code. These rules are applied when ReSharper produces new code with code completion and code generation features, applies code templates and performs refactorings. The formatting rules can also be applied to the existing code in the current selection, current file, or in a larger scope up to the entire solution.

ReSharper stores formatting preferences using the mechanism of shared settings. You can configure formatting rules in options pages under the Code Editing | XML | Formatting Style group. You can also store and share formatting settings in the EditorConfig files.

Collapsing empty tags

With ReSharper, you can collapse empty tags in the selection, document or any other scope up to the entire solution. To collapse empty tags, run code cleanup in the desired scope with the 'Full Cleanup' profile or create a custom cleanup profile and tick the Collapse empty tags checkbox in the XAML section of the profile settings.

Last modified: 07 April 2022