Simplify conditional expression refactoring

Applies to: yesVisual Studio noVisual Studio for Mac noVisual Studio Code

This refactoring applies to:

  • C#

What: Lets you simplify a conditional expression.

When: You want to remove unnecessary code to provide more clarity.

Why: Simplifying a conditional expression can provide more clarity and concise syntax. This refactoring tool will perform the task automatically instead of having to do it manually.


  1. Place your caret on the conditional expression:

  2. Press Ctrl+. to trigger the Quick Actions and Refactorings menu.

  3. Select Simplify conditional expression

    Simplify conditional expression

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