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Move Type to Outer Scope refactoring

This refactoring helps you move a nested type one level up. All corresponding references are automatically updated, even if the nested type uses members of the parent type.

Move a type to outer scope

  1. Select a nested type in one of the following ways:

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

    • Select a nested type in the Solution Explorer.

    • Select a nested type in the File Structure window.

    • Select a nested type in the Class View.

    • Select a nested type in the Object Browser.

    • Select a nested type in the type dependency diagram.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Press F6 and then choose Move to Outer Scope

    • Press Control+Shift+R and then choose Move to Outer Scope

    • Right-click and choose Refactor | Move to Outer Scope in the context menu.

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

    The Move to Outer Scope dialog will open.

  3. Optionally, you can specify a different name for the type.

  4. Select the Search in comments checkbox to update references to the type in comments.

  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: refactorings: Move type to outer scope

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: 08 March 2021