Refactoring tools for Visual Studio.
Refactorings allow you to change or generate code based on the code you have. You will find a list of refactors below. You can invoke a refactor by pressing
Ctrl+.or by clicking the light bulb.
Only valid refactors will be returned in the drop down menu.
This refactoring converts a
$PSItemvariable to the
Converts a reference to the
Converts a command invocation into a multi-line command. Each parameter and argument is broken up with backticks.
Converts a command invocation into a splatting expression and creates a hashtable named
$Parametersand then passes that hashtable as a splatting expression to the command. Positional arguments are not added to the hashtable.
Exports the selected variable or function from a module using
You can use the Extract Function refactor to convert a section of code into a function. It will analyze the selected block and determine if there are variables that should be added as parameters. These variables will be added to the
You can use the Extract Selection to File refactor to create a new file based on the selection in the current active editor.
You can generate a function based on a command example. This refactoring will analyze the parameters, arguments and whether the command is used in a pipeline. If used in a pipeline, this refactoring will generate an advanced function.
Proxy functions allow you to extend existing functions with new parameters and functionality. You can select a command that you use within your script and select the Generate Proxy Function refactoring to have it generate the proxy function code for you.
The introduce using namespace refactoring adds a
using namespacestatement to the top of a script and replaces the selected type expression with the namespace removed.
You can reorder parameters by using the
Ctrl+PageDownkey bindings. Ensure that your cursor is on top of a parameter for a command. Press one of the key bindings. To move a parameter to the right, use Page Up. To move a parameter to the left, use Page Down.
The split pipe refactoring will split a pipe into multiple lines. Each element in the pipe is stored in a variable and passed to the next item in the pipe. This can be useful for debugging long or complex pipeline operations.