ReSharper 2022.1 Help

Inline Method refactoring

This refactoring helps you replace usages of a static, instance, and extension method with its body, and optionally remove the original method declaration.

You can also apply this refactoring to a property with a backing field. In this case, read usages are replaced with the getter body and write usages are replaced with the setter body.

In the example below, we use this refactoring to inline the LogError method:

abstract class Shape { public void Draw() { try { /*draw*/ } catch (Exception e) { LogError(e); } } private static void LogError(Exception e) { File.WriteAllText(@"c:\Errors\Exception.txt", e.ToString()); } }
abstract class Shape { public void Draw() { try { /*draw*/ } catch (Exception e) { File.WriteAllText(@"c:\Errors\Exception.txt", e.ToString()); } } }

Inline a method

  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 Control+Alt+N and then choose Inline Method

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

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

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

    The Inline Method dialog will open.

  3. If you have invoked the refactoring at a method usage, you can clear the Inline all usages checkbox to inline only the current usage.

  4. Optionally, clear the Remove inlined method declaration checkbox to preserve the original method declaration.

  5. To apply the refactoring, click Next.

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

ReSharper: Inline Method 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

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 not 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 not 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: 30 September 2021