How to: Generate Method Stub

Use this procedure to perform the Generate Method Stub refactoring operation. For more information, see Generate Method Stub.


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To generate a method stub

  1. Create a console application and set it up as described in the following example. For more information, see Building Console Applications.

  2. Place the cursor on the call to CalculateArea.

  3. From the Edit menu, select IntelliSense, and then select Generate Method Stub (CTRL+K, then M).


    Click the smart tag, select Generate Method Stub


    Right-click on the cursor location, and from the context menu, choose Generate Method Stub.

IntelliSense will generate the following method stub named CalculateArea in the class named Calculator:

   internal int CalculateArea(int Length, int Width, bool IsTriangle)
      throw new Exception("The method or operation is not implemented.);


To set up this example, create a console application, and then replace the default class named Program with the following code:

   class Calculator

   class Program
      static void Main(string[] args)
         Calculator MyCalculator = new Calculator();

         int Length = 5;
         int Width = 8;
         bool IsTriangle = false;

         int Area = MyCalculator.CalculateArea(Length, Width, IsTriangle);

See Also


Generate Method Stub

Other Resources

Automatic Code Generation