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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 Structure window.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Press Ctrl+Alt+N and then choose Inline Method

    • Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+T and then choose Inline Method.

    • Choose Refactor | Inline Method from 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, JetBrains Rider performs the refactoring immediately. Otherwise, it prompts you to resolve conflicts.

JetBrains Rider: Inline Method dialog
Last modified: 17 April 2024