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Generate Delegating Members

ReSharper | Edit | Generate Code | Delegating Members
Alt+Insert | Delegating Members

With ReSharper, you can quickly generate members that delegate execution to public members (methods and properties) available through private fields and properties — in other words, publish the desired part of the interface of any private field or property in the containing type.

In the example below, this command is used to generate delegating members for the _center field:

Before generationAfter generation
class Point { public Point(int x, int y) { X = x; Y = y; } public int X { get; } public int Y { get; } public void DoSomething() {} } class Circle { int _radius; Point _center; }
class Point { public Point(int x, int y) { X = x; Y = y; } public int X { get; } public int Y { get; } public void DoSomething() {} } class Circle { int _radius; Point _center; public int X { get { return _center.X; } } public int Y { get { return _center.Y; } } public void DoSomething() { _center.DoSomething(); } }

Generate delegating members

  1. In the editor, set the caret at the type name or within a type at the line where you want to insert delegating members. If the caret is on the type name, the generated code will be added in the beginning of the type declaration.

  2. Press Alt+Insert or choose ReSharper | Edit | Generate Code… 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. In the Generate popup, select Delegating Members.

  4. In the Generate dialog that appears, you will see a list of private properties and fields in the current type. You can expand these items to see the members of their types. Select some or all of these type members, and ReSharper will generate wrappers in the current type that delegate execution to selected type members.

    Generating delegating members with ReSharper

  5. Click Finish to complete the wizard.
    You can also click Options to review or modify common code generation preferences on the Code Editing | Members Generation page of ReSharper options.

This feature is supported in the following languages and technologies:

Language: C#Language: VB.NETLanguage: C++Language: HTMLLanguage: ASP.NETLanguage: RazorLanguage: JavaScriptLanguage: TypeScriptLanguage: CSSLanguage: XMLLanguage: XAMLLanguage: ResxLanguage: Build ScriptsLanguage: ProtobufLanguage: JSON
Feature is available in C#Feature is available in Visual Basic .NETFeature is not available in C++Feature is not available in HTMLFeature is not available in ASP.NETFeature is not available in RazorFeature is not available in JavaScriptFeature is not available in TypeScriptFeature is not available in CSSFeature is not available in XMLFeature is not available in XAMLFeature is not available in Resource filesFeature is not available in build script filesFeature is not available in ProtobufFeature 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: 21 August 2020