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The Make Method/Property Static refactoring allows you to convert an instance method or property to a static method or property. All calls, implementations and overrides of the method/property are automatically corrected.

In making a method static, you can choose to add parameters to it from the list of class members referenced in its body. Reverse functionality is available with the Make Method/Property Non-Static refactoring.

To make a method or property static
  1. Position the caret at the name of a method or property in the editor:
  2. Choose ReSharper | Refactor | Make Method Static or ReSharper | Refactor | Make Property Static. The Make Method Static wizard will display:
    Make Method Static refactoring
  3. Specify the following options:
    • If any class members are referenced in the body of the method, you can add parameter(s) to the new static method signature. You can do either or both of the following:
      • Add 'this' as parameter with name: the current class will be added. Select a name for the parameter from the list of suggestions or specify a custom name.
      • Add parameters for fields: in the list below, select the necessary fields to add them as parameters. Optionally, type in new parameter names in the Parameter Name box for each field.
    • Click Move Up or Move Down to change the order of the new parameters.
  4. Click Continue. If no conflicts are found, the refactoring is performed immediately:

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