Refactoring by Renaming in Visual Studio .NET 2005

In Visual Studio 2005, the Rename refactoring operation is very straightforward, as described below.

  1. Highlight the identifier that needs to be renamed.
  2. Type the new identifier over the selection.
  3. When the IDE displays a caret underlining the first part of the identifier, press Alt+Shift+F10. The IDE will display a drop-down list of applicable refactoring operations.
  4. Select the Rename operation from the drop-down list.

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