A bunch of quality refactorings and code fixes that are going to improve your C# development experience in Visual Studio and remove some common pain.
See the change log for changes and road map.
As Visual Studio evolves more features get added to it and some of them start duplicating features from this extension. Duplicate features are disabled/removed from this extension to insure the best user experience possible with a given version of Visual Studio. A special note will be given in affected features' descriptions.
- Add constructor and initialize field
- Add/Remove braces
- Change access modifier on type declarations
- Field can be made readonly
- Generate GUID (nguid)
- Initialize field from constructor parameter
- Initialize field in existing constructor
- Locate in Solution Explorer (Shift+Alt+L)
- Make it a constructor (when copied from another class)
- Namespace vs file path analyzer and code fix
- Scaffold xunit data driven tests
- Settings page (ability to enable/disable individual features)
- Analyze if type name matches file name
Add constructor and initialize field
Ctrl+. on a field and choose Add constructor and initialize field.
Allows you to quickly add missing braces to single statements:
It works both ways and allows you to remove braces if you prefer so.
Change access modifier on type declarations
Ctrl+. on a type declaration (either top level or nested) and choose one of proposed options.
Field can be made readonly
Suggest to declare a field as readonly if it's possible:
VS 2017 version 15.7 and above provide a built-in analyzer and a code fix.
Generate GUID (nguid)
nguid where you want the new GUID to be inserted:
and press TAB:
Initialize field from constructor parameter
Ctrl+. on a constructor parameter and choose Add initialized field.
When there is an existing
readonly field with the same name as the parameter, the extension will offer to initialize it instead.
VS 2017 and above provide a similar refactoring out of the box.
Initialize field in existing constructor
Ctrl+. on a field and choose Initialize field in existing constructor.
Locate in Solution Explorer (Shift+Alt+L)
There is a standard command in Solution Explorer called 'Sync with Active Document'. People coming from ReSharper will appreciate its Shift+Alt+L equivalent.
The command is available in the code editor either from the context menu or as a shortcut.
Make it a constructor (when copied from another class)
Sometimes you copy code from another class into a new one and this quick fix allows you to update the constructor name.
Namespace vs file path analyzer and code fix
Analyze if a top level namespace does not match the path of the file where it is declared or does not start with the project's default namespace.
Note that the code fix currently does not update references.
VS2019 and above provide a corresponding code refactoring out of the box, hence only the analyzer part will remain enabled in those versions.
Scaffold xunit data driven tests
If you're a fan of Xunit data driven tests this one's going to be a little time saver for you. You can scaffold
As well as
InlineData contains acceptable parameters they will be respected unless the test method already defines parameters (in which case neither of the scaffolding refactoring will work).
Note that this feature works with Xunit 2.x only.
Settings page (ability to enable/disable individual features)
All features can be individually enabled or disabled.
Analyze if type name matches file name
Analyzes if a top level type name matches the name of the file where it is declared and displays a warning if not.
Visual Studio 2017 and above provide code refactorings to rename types and file names to match each other out of the box.
Check out the contribution guidelines if you want to contribute to this project.
For cloning and building this project yourself, make sure to install the Extensibility Tools extension for Visual Studio which enables some features used by this project.