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Adding and Removing #region Blocks

ReSharper can help you quickly add, move and remove #region blocks in your code.

Managing regions in the editor

Right in the editor, you can quickly surround the current selection with region. ReSharper will add the #region and #endregion directives and set the caret in the position where you can type the region name.

Surrounding a code block with #region

You can also move regions in different ways using the Move code element feature:

  • You can move the #region and #endregion directives up and down so that the region includes the neighbouring elements, or so that the elements are left out of the region. To do so, set the caret on the directive that you want to move, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt, and then use the up and down arrow keys.
  • You can move the whole region up and down in the scope. To do so, select the whole region including #region and #endregion directives, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt, and then use the up and down arrow keys.

To remove an existing region, press Alt+Enter and choose the corresponding context action.

Removing region/endregion directives

Note that you can also apply this action in a wider scope. For example, you can use it to remove all #region blocks in the entire solution:

Removing region/endregion directives in the whole solution

Working with regions in the File Structure window

Regions that surround types and/or type members appear in the File Structure window. A region is displayed as a frame that surrounds the corresponding items. You can expand/collapse regions to show/hide items inside them.

A region in a File Structure window

You can wrap symbols into a region right from the file structure. To do so, select the members you want to wrap (Ctrl - click items for multiple selection), and then click Surround with Region /help/img/dotnet/2017.2/ThemedIcon.Enregion.Screen.[Gray].png on the toolbar.

You can remove any region by clicking the cross icon /help/img/dotnet/2017.2/ThemedIcon.Close.Screen.[Gray].png in the upper right corner of the region frame.

To rename a region, double-click its name or press F2 over it, and then type the new name.

Last modified: 12 October 2017

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