ReSharper 2021.3 Help

Duplicate line or selection

One of the ways of creating a code element similar to an existing one (for example, a new method overload or a new auto-implemented property) is cloning the existing element with copy-paste and then editing the clone.

ReSharper helps you streamline the cloning part — with a single keystroke Control+D the cloned code is inserted right after the original.

Duplicate the current line or selection

  1. If you want to clone a line, set the caret at this line line. To clone an arbitrary piece of code, select it in the editor.

    To select a logical code block, press Control+W one or more times; to select the current declaration, press Control+Shift+OemOpenBrackets.

  2. Press Control+D or choose ReSharper | Edit | Duplicate Text from the main menu . Alternatively, you can press Control+Shift+A, start typing the command name in the popup, and then choose it there.

  3. The duplicated line or multi-line selection is inserted below the original line or selection; the duplicated inline selection is inserted to the right of the original.

  4. If you have duplicated a selection, the selection stays at the duplicate. If necessary, you can press Ctrl+Shift+Alt and then use arrow keys to move the duplicate to the desired position.

This feature is supported in the following languages and technologies:

Language: C#

Language: VB.NET

Language: C++

Language: HTML

Language: ASP.NET

Language: Razor

Language: JavaScript

Language: TypeScript

Language: CSS

Language: XML

Language: XAML

Language: Resx

Language: Build Scripts

Language: Protobuf

Language: JSON

Feature is available in C#

Feature is available in Visual Basic .NET

Feature is available in C++

Feature is available in HTML

Feature is available in ASP.NET

Feature is available in Razor

Feature is available in JavaScript

Feature is available in TypeScript

Feature is available in CSS

Feature is available in XML

Feature is available in XAML

Feature is available in Resource files

Feature is available in build script files

Feature is available in Protobuf

Feature is available in JSON

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: 07 April 2022