Extract Class refactoring
This refactoring allows you to move members of an existing class to a new class. It will be helpful when you need to replace a single class that is responsible for multiple tasks with several classes each having a single responsibility.
ReSharper will automatically create a reference field that will provide access to the newly created class. If necessary, you can also leave the extracted members in the original class as copies or so that the implementation is delegated to the same members in the new class.
In the example below, we extract the
LogError method into the new
Create a new class from selected members
Select a class or a member that you want to move in one of the following ways:
Do one of the following:
Press Control+Shift+R and then choose Extract Class
Right-click and choose Refactor | Extract Class in the context menu.
Choosein the main menu.
The Extract Class dialog will open.
Specify a name for the new class and where it should be placed — in a new file or in the same file as the original type.
Select members to be moved to the new class. When you select a member, ReSharper suggests extracting other members that have usages of the selected member. You can recognize the suggested members by the green Extract label.
You do not have to accept this suggestion, but if you will, you can click Extract all suggested members to select all of them.
All selected members have a selector in the Source class member column. If you want the member to be directly available in the current class, click this selector and choose Create delegating wrapper for methods and properties or Create copy for properties and fields.
If you are extracting a non-public member, which is used by other members that you do not extract, ReSharper warns you that these usages will not work if the extracted member is left non-public. You can either select the dependent members by clicking Extract all suggested members or click the warning icon and choose one of the suggested fixes:
To apply the refactoring, click Next.
If no conflicts are found, ReSharper performs the refactoring immediately. Otherwise, it prompts you to resolve conflicts.
This feature is supported in the following languages and technologies:
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.