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Generate parameter

This refactoring applies to:

  • C#

  • Visual Basic

What: Automatically generates a method parameter.

When: You reference a variable in a method that doesn't exist in the current context and receive an error; you can generate a parameter as a code fix.

Why: You can quickly modify a method signature without losing context.


  1. Place your cursor in the variable name and press Ctrl+. to trigger the Quick Actions and Refactorings menu.

  2. Select Generate parameter.

    Generate parameter

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