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Convert Property to Method(s) refactoring

This refactoring converts get and set accessors of properties into the corresponding methods and updates usages of the property accordingly in the current solution. You can apply this refactoring to properties with backing fields as well as to auto-properties.

In the example below, the refactoring converts an auto-property to getter and setter methods:

class Student { public string Faculty { set; get; } }
class Student { private string faculty; public void SetFaculty(string value) { faculty = value; } public string GetFaculty() { return faculty; } }

Convert getters and setters of a property into methods

  1. Place the caret at the declaration or a usage of a property in the editor, or select it in the Structure window window.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Press Alt+Enter and choose Convert Property to Method(s).

    • Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+T and then choose Convert Property to Method(s).

    • Choose Refactor | Convert Property to Method(s) from the main menu.

    The Convert Property to Method(s) dialog will open.

  3. Select the accessors that you want to convert and specify names for the methods or leave the default ones.

  4. To apply the refactoring, click Next.

  5. If no conflicts are found, JetBrains Rider performs the refactoring immediately. Otherwise, it prompts you to resolve conflicts.

If you convert only one accessor of an auto-property to a method, the second accessor is converted to a property with a backing field.

Converting a property to methods with a JetBrains Rider's refactoring
Last modified: 08 April 2024