DVT e Language IDE User Guide
Rev. 24.1.3, 13 February 2024

9.1 Extract to Method

You can easily move a code fragment to a separate new method. This is called extract method refactoring. It helps keeping methods shorter and easier to understand.

Select a block of actions and press Ctrl+1, select Extract to method or Extract to TCM from the list of quick assist proposals and press Enter.

A new method is created containing the selected code fragment, and the selection is replaced with a method call.

Note: Any local variables declared prior to the code fragment you extracted become arguments of the newly created method.

Tip: You may change the extracted method name in the edit box, right after the extract action is completed.

Tip: You can also right-click in the editor and go to Refactor > Extract to method or Extract to TCM.