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Move Type to Another Namespace refactoring

This refactoring helps you move one or more non-nested types to a new or an existing namespace. Namespace declarations are replaced right in the original files and all usages are updated accordingly.

If you need to move a nested type, you can first apply the Move Type to Outer Scope refactoring.

Move one or more types to another namespace

  1. Select types that you want to move in one of the following ways:

    • In the editor, set the caret at the name of a type.

    • Select one or several types in the Solution Explorer.

    • Select one or several types in the File Structure window.

    • Select a type in the Class View.

    • Select a type in the Object Browser.

    • Select a type in the type dependency diagram.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Press F6 and then choose Move Type to Another Namespace

    • Press Control+Shift+R and then choose Move Type to Another Namespace

    • Right-click and choose Refactor | Move Type to Another Namespace in the context menu.

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

    The Move Type to Another Namespace dialog will open.

  3. Start typing the name of the target namespace. If you are moving type(s) to an existing namespace, pick it from the drop down list that displays all namespaces matching your input.

  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. 'Move to another namespace' refactoring

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 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: 08 March 2021