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Extract to XAML Resource (XAML)

Extracts the string at the caret into an XAML resource file, and inserts the reference to the appropriate word in this resource file. The refactoring offers to create a new resource file or choose an existing one if any.

Availability

Available from the context menu or via shortcuts:

  • when the caret is on an attribute value.

Notes

There is also a Extract to XAML Resource (replace all) variant of this refactoring, which removes all string values in a file that match the string at the caret.

Examples

<!--Window XAML file-->
<Window x:Class="WPFTest.MainWindow"
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
        Title="MainWindow" Height="350" Width="525">
    <Grid>
        <Button 
            Content="Click me"
            Height="25" 
            Width="80"
            ToolTip="Tool tip text"/>
        <CheckBox 
            Content="Check me"
            Height="25" 
            Width="100" 
            Margin="202,174,201,112"
            ToolTip="Tool tip text"/>
    </Grid>
</Window>

Result:

<!--Window XAML file-->
<Window x:Class="WPFTest.MainWindow"
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
        Title="MainWindow" Height="350" Width="525">
    <Window.Resources>
        <ResourceDictionary>
            <ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
                <ResourceDictionary Source="Words1.xaml"/>
            </ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
        </ResourceDictionary>
    </Window.Resources>
    <Grid>
        <Button 
            Content="Click me"
            Height="25" 
            Width="80"
            ToolTip="{StaticResource Word_Tooltiptext}"/>
        <CheckBox 
            Content="Check me"
            Height="25" 
            Width="100" 
            Margin="202,174,201,112"
            ToolTip="{StaticResource Word_Tooltiptext}"/>
    </Grid>
</Window>

Screenshot

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