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Arranging Optional Member Qualifiers

There are a number of optional qualifiers that you can add to type members within the type or its descendants: instance members can be qualified with 'this' keyword, static members can be qualified with the type name or with the name of the base type.

ReSharper helps you add or remove optional member qualifiers in the existing code and applies your preferences when it produces new code with code completion and code generation features, applies code templates and performs refactorings.

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Configuring preferences of optional member qualifiers

Your member qualifiers style preferences are saved using the mechanism of shared settings, Among other things, this mechanism allows you to maintain different preferences for different solutions as well as to keep these preferences under a VCS and automatically share them with your team members.

To configure preferences for member qualifiers

  1. Go to ReSharper | Options | Code Editing | C# | Code Style.
  2. Modify settings in the Instance member qualification and Instance member qualification categories according to your coding practices/standards.
  3. The Notify with selectors in the right column allow you to set severity levels of code inspections detecting code that differs from your preferences.
  4. If you do not want ReSharper to check and enforce some preferences, you can disable them by setting their severity levels to Do not show.
  5. Click Save to apply the modifications and let ReSharper choose where to save them, or save the modifications to a specific settings layer using the Save To drop-down list. For more information, see Managing and Sharing ReSharper Settings.

Enforcing preferences for optional member qualifiers

By default, ReSharper treats all optional member qualifiers as redundant and suggests removing them:

Suggestion to remove redundant qualifier

If you prefer to use optional qualifiers, you need to specify it explicitly as described above. For example, you may prefer to qualify static members with the type where they are declared:

Preferences for member qualifiers

As soon as you change the preferences, ReSharper will treat the same code differently and suggest the corresponding corrections:

Suggestion to qualify with the base type name

Another option to enforce preferences for member qualifiers in a bulk mode is code cleanup. You can either run code cleanup with the default profile Default: Full Cleanup or run the cleanup with a custom profile solely targeted at your specific task as described below.

To apply preferences for member qualifiers with code cleanup

  1. Open the Code Cleanup options: ReSharper | Options | Code Editing | Code Cleanup.
  2. Create a new profile as described in the Configuring Code Clenup section. In the Selected profile settings section for the new profile tick the Arrange qualifiers check box.
  3. Click Save to apply the modifications and let ReSharper choose where to save them, or save the modifications to a specific settings layer using the Save To drop-down list. For more information, see Managing and Sharing ReSharper Settings.
  4. Select the scope where you want to enforce your preferences:
    • Set the caret anywhere in the file to enforce your preferences to the file.
    • Select one or more items in the Solution Explorer to enforce your preferences in the files under these nodes and their child items.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • Choose ReSharper | Tools | Cleanup Code on the main menu.
    • Press Ctrl+Alt+F.
    • Right-click anywhere in the text editor or right-click the selection and choose Cleanup Code in the context menu.
  6. In the Code Cleanup dialog box that opens, select the newly created profile in the Available Profiles area.
  7. Click Run. ReSharper will enforce your preferences in the selected scope according to your preferences.

If you want to apply preferences for member qualifiers without opening the Code Cleanup dialog box, you can bind the created profile to the silent cleanup and run it simply by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F. You can also create a custom cleanup profile that would combine applying the preferences with other code style tasks.

This feature is supported in the following languages/technologies:

C# VB.NET C++ HTML ASPX Razor JavaScript TypeScript CSS XML XAML RESX Build Scripts
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Last modified: 21 September 2015