Wrap, indent, and align refactorings

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Wrap and align call chains

This refactoring applies to:

  • C#

  • Visual Basic

What: Lets you wrap and align chains of method calls.

When: You have a long chain consisting of several method calls in one statement.

Why: Reading a long list is easier when they're wrapped or indented according to user preference.

How-to

  1. Place your cursor in any of the call chains.

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

  3. Select Wrap call chain or Wrap and align call chain to accept the refactoring.

    Screenshot of the Quick Actions and Refactorings menu in Visual Studio with Wrap call chain selected and C# code changes shown.

Wrap, indent, and align parameters or arguments

This refactoring applies to:

  • C#

  • Visual Basic

What: Lets you wrap, indent, and align parameters or arguments.

When: You have a method declaration or call that has multiple parameters or arguments.

Why: Reading a long list of parameters or arguments is easier when they're wrapped or indented according to user preference.

How-to

  1. Place your cursor in a parameter list.

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

    Wrap, Indent, and Align parameters

  3. Select Wrap every parameter to accept the refactoring.

Wrap binary expressions

This refactoring applies to:

  • C#

  • Visual Basic

What: Lets you wrap binary expressions.

When: You have a binary expression.

Why: Reading a binary expression is easier when it is wrapped to user preference.

How-to

  1. Place your cursor in the binary expression.

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

  3. Select Wrap expression to accept the refactoring.

    Screenshot of the Quick Actions and Refactorings menu in Visual Studio with Wrap expression selected and C# code changes shown.

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