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Built-In Type References Style

The C# type keywords and .NET Framework type names are interchangeable for built-in C# types. If you prefer to stick to one or another style for built-in type names, ReSharper can help you maintain your preference.

In this topic:

Configuring preferences for built-in type naming

Your built-in type naming 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 built-in type naming

  1. Go to ReSharper | Options | Code Editing | C# | Code Style.
  2. Modify the preference in the Built-in type naming category 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 built-in type naming

By default, all built-in type usages are checked for compliance with your preferences and if they do not comply, ReSharper highlights such usages and suggests the corresponding quick-fix or fix in scope.

Your preferences may say that the C# keyword is preferred:

Built-in type usage style quick-fix
... or that the .NET Framework type name should be used:
Built-in type usage style quick-fix

Another option to enforce preferences for built-in type naming 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 built-in type naming 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 Fix built-in type references 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 enforce preferences for built-in type naming 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