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Generate Properties

ReSharper | Edit | Generate Code | Properties / Read-only Properties
Alt+Insert | Properties / Read-only Properties
ReSharper_GenerateProperties / ReSharper_GenerateReadOnlyProperties

ReSharper will help you generate properties for all fields that you want to expose.

In the example below, this command is used to generate properties for _radius and _center fields.

Before generation After generation
class Circle { int _radius; readonly Point _center; public Circle(int radius, Point center) { _radius = radius; _center = center; } }
class Circle { int _radius; readonly Point _center; public int Radius { get { return _radius; } set { _radius = value; } } public Point Center { get { return _center; } } public Circle(int radius, Point center) { _radius = radius; _center = center; } }

Generate properties that will expose selected fields

  1. In the editor, set the caret at the type name or within a type at the line where you want to insert properties that will expose selected fields. 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 Properties / Read-only Properties.

  4. In the Generate dialog that appears, select fields to generate properties for.

    Generating properties with ReSharper

  5. Optionally, use the following controls that are applied to all generated properties:

    • Access Rights defines access rights modifiers for generated properties.

    • Read-only defines whether to generate properties as read-only or not. If you choose Automatic, ReSharper will generate only getters for read-only fields, and both getters and setters for any other fields.
      If you have selected Read-only Properties in the Generate popup, the selector is set to Yes, but you can change it if necessary.

    • Virtual (if applicable) adds the virtual modifier to generated properties.

    • Notify on property changes (if applicable) If your class implements the INotifyPropertyChanged or inherits from a class that supports property change notifications (for example, Prism’s NotificationObject) and the method that notify property change is decorated with the [NotifyPropertyChangedInvocator] attribute, you can choose to implement properties with change notification calls. For more information, see INotifyPropertyChanged Support.

  6. 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 command generates properties leaving the original fields intact. If necessary, you can convert the generated properties to auto-implemented properties by pressing Alt+Enter on any of the properties:

'Convert to auto-property' quick-fix

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 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 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: 23 October 2020