Making Auto-Properties Get-Only
Starting from C# 6.0, you can define get-only auto-properties, which (similarly to readonly fields) can be only initialized via a constructor or an initializer. ReSharper detects and helps you remove the redundant
set accessor on auto-properties that are initialized from the constructor/initializer and have no write usages.
If you do not want ReSharper to suggest this, you can disable the code inspection that detects it (Auto-property can be made get-only).
The reverse functionality is also available. If you decide to change the value of a get-only property later in your code (which leads to a compiler error), ReSharper detects the error and suggests fixing it by adding the setter for the property:
Another option to make auto-properties get-only in a bulk mode is code cleanup. You can either run code cleanup with the default Default: Full Cleanup profile or create and run a custom profile solely targeted at your specific task as described below.
To remove setters from auto-properties that only have read access
Select Alt+R,,O.in the main menu or press
Go to the Code Cleanup settings page:.
Create a new profile as described in the To create a new custom cleanup profile section. In the Selected profile settings section for the new profile, tick the Make auto-property get-only, if possible checkbox. Optionally, you can enable other code cleanup tasks in this profile.
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 list. For more information, see managing and sharing resharper settings.
Select the scope where you want to make auto-properties get-only:
Set the caret anywhere in the file to make auto-properties get-only to the file.
Select one or more items in the Solution Explorer to make auto-properties get-only in the files under these nodes and their child items.
Do one of the following:
Press Ctrl+Alt+F or choosefrom the main menu.
Right-click anywhere in the text editor or right-click the selection and choose Cleanup Code in the context menu.
In the Code Cleanup dialog that opens, select the newly created profile.
Click Run. ReSharper will make auto-properties get-only in the selected scope.
If you want to make auto-properties get-only without opening the Code Cleanup dialog, 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 making properties get-only with other code style tasks.
This feature is supported in the following languages and technologies:
- Naming Style
- Managing and Applying Code Formatting Rules
- File and Type Layout
- File Header Style
- Code Syntax Style: Namespace Imports
- Code Syntax Style: Implicit/Explicit Typing ('var' Keyword)
- Using Auto-Properties
- Making Fields Readonly
- Code Syntax Style: Multiple Attributes
- Code Syntax Style: Modifiers
- Code Syntax Style: Optional Member Qualifiers
- Reformatting XML Doc Comments
- Removing Code Redundancies