Getting rid of unnecessary using statements in Visual Studio 2015

Here comes a quick tip for all of you who are bothered by unnecessary using statements in a class file. You know when you have the automatic “using System.Linq” statement and you never use Linq in that class? It’s a breeze to get rid of those in Visual Studio 2015 using the light bulb icon:


Expand the icon and select “Remove Unnecessary Usings”.

This feature has been available for a long time in NetBeans for Java developers. Visual Studio has finally caught up without having to resort to tools like ReSharper.


About Andras Nemes
I'm a .NET/Java developer living and working in Stockholm, Sweden.

4 Responses to Getting rid of unnecessary using statements in Visual Studio 2015

  1. lazerducky says:

    Does this have any impact beside aesthetics? I thought they were loaded on demand, so if they aren’t used they aren’t loaded.

  2. neodescorpio says:

    some extension is already doing this but good to hear now it’s natively supported.

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