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Smart Paste

ReSharper helps you automatically escape illegal characters in text that you copy/paste around your code.
If the pasted text contains characters that are illegal for the current context ReSharper displays a pop-up suggesting to escape all illegal characters. To accept this suggestion, press Alt+Enter or press Esc to reject it.

For example, when you paste a piece of text that contains double quotes into a string literal, ReSharper suggests to automatically escape all the quotes:

ReSharper automatically escapes double quotes in pasted string.

Another example is pasting a piece of code with generics into an XML doc tag: ReSharper will replace angle brackets with corresponding escape sequences.

ReSharper automatically escapes angle brackets in pasted string.

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
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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: 20 October 2017