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Convert Property to Method(s) refactoring

This refactoring converts get and set accessors of properties into the corresponding methods and updates usages of the property accordingly in the current solution. You can apply this refactoring to properties with backing fields as well as to auto-properties.

In the example below, the refactoring converts an auto-property to getter and setter methods:

class Student { public string Faculty { set; get; } }
class Student { private string faculty; public void SetFaculty(string value) { faculty = value; } public string GetFaculty() { return faculty; } }

Convert getters and setters of a property into methods

  1. Place the caret at the declaration or a usage of a property in the editor, or select it in the File Structure window.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Press Control+Shift+R and then choose Convert Property to Method(s)

    • Right-click and choose Refactor | Convert Property to Method(s) in the context menu.

    • Choose ReSharper | Refactor | Convert | Property to Method(s)… in the main menu.

    The Convert Property to Method(s) dialog will open.

  3. Select the accessors that you want to convert and specify names for the methods or leave the default ones.

  4. To apply the refactoring, click Next.

  5. If no conflicts are found, ReSharper performs the refactoring immediately. Otherwise, it prompts you to resolve conflicts.

If you convert only one accessor of an auto-property to a method, the second accessor is converted to a property with a backing field.

Converting a property to methods with a ReSharper's refactoring

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 not available in C++

Feature is not available in HTML

Feature is not available in ASP.NET

Feature is not available in Razor

Feature is not available in JavaScript

Feature is not available in TypeScript

Feature is not available in CSS

Feature is not available in XML

Feature is not available in XAML

Feature is not available in Resource files

Feature is not available in build script files

Feature is not available in Protobuf

Feature is not 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