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Convert Method to Property refactoring

ReSharper | Refactor | Convert | Method to Property…
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This refactoring helps you convert methods with return values and without parameters to properties with the corresponding get accessor, and methods with void return type and exactly one parameter to properties with the corresponding set accessor.

Consider the following example:

class Student { private string _faculty; public string GetFaculty() { return _faculty; } public void SetFaculty(string f) { _faculty = f; } }
class Student { private string _faculty; public string Faculty { get { return _faculty; } } public void SetFaculty(string f) { _faculty = f; } }

If there is an existing property with a single accessor and the converted method has compatible parameter type or return type, the refactoring can add the second accessor to the existing property:

class Student { private string _faculty; public string Faculty { get { return _faculty; } } public void SetFaculty(string f) { _faculty = f; } }
class Student { private string _faculty; public string Faculty { get { return _faculty; } set { _faculty = value; } } }

Convert a method into a property

  1. Place the caret at the declaration or a usage of a method in the editor, or select it in the File Structure window.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Press Ctrl+Shift+R and then choose Convert Method to Property

    • Right-click and choose Refactor | Convert Method to Property in the context menu.

    • Choose ReSharper | Refactor | Convert | Method to Property‚Ķ in the main menu.

    The Convert Method to Property dialog will open.

  3. Type the name for the property name leave the default suggestion. You can type the name of an existing property with a single accessor if the converted method will fit as the second accessor.

  4. To apply the refactoring, click Next.

  5. If no conflicts are found, ReSharper performs the refactoring immediately. Otherwise, it prompts you to resolve conflicts.

ReSharper refactorings: Convert method to property dialog

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
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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: 27 May 2020