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Inline Class refactoring

ReSharper | Refactor | Inline | Inline…
Control+Alt+N
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This refactoring allows you to merge one class into another class. The class that you merge in is removed, its members are moved to the class where the merged class is used, and all usages of the merged class are updated accordingly.

In the example below, we merge the Painter class (that is, its field myColor and its method InitPainter) into the Circle class.

class Painter { private Color myColor; public Painter(Color c) { myColor = c; InitPainter(myColor); } private void InitPainter(Color color) { //init painter } } class Circle { private Painter myPainter; public Circle(Color c) { myPainter = new Painter(c); } }
class Circle { private Color myColor; public Circle(Color c) { myColor = c; InitPainter(myColor); } private void InitPainter(Color color) { //init painter } }

Inline a class

  1. Place the caret at the name or a usage of a property or a field that represents the class that you want to merge in. Or, alternatively, select a property or a field in the File Structure window.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Press Control+Alt+N and then choose Inline Class

    • Press Control+Shift+R and then choose Inline Class

    • Right-click and choose Refactor | Inline Class in the context menu.

    • Choose ReSharper | Refactor | Inline | Inline… in the main menu.

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

After applying the refactoring the property or the field is replaced with members of its type. All usages of the property or the field are updated accordingly.

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 not available in C++ Feature is not available in HTML Feature is available in ASP.NET Feature is not available in Razor Feature is not available in JavaScript Feature is not available in TypeScript Feature is not available in CSS Feature is not available in XML Feature is 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: 03 September 2020