Sometimes, I come across a property that, when I try to rename it using the built-in Visual Studio refactoring option, I get a dialog that says:
The file '' could not be refactored. Object reference not set
to an instance of an object.
Do you wish to continue with the refactoring?
[ ] Ignore further refactoring errors
[ Yes ] [ No ]
The dialog actually shows empty apostrophes when referring to the file. Google doesn't provide any help. I'm beginning to think this is an obscure Visual Studio bug and that I should report it to Microsoft Connect. Thought I'd see if any of you have come across it before first.
FYI, my solution/projects build fine. The property is not referenced in any XAML. I tried deleting my ".suo" file, my "bin" directory, and my "obj" folder, then rebuilding, but still no dice. I have the latest Microsoft updates. The problem occurs with both Visual C# 2008 Express and Visual Studio 2008 Professional. Though it should not matter, the property looks like this:
private MigrationRequestViewModel Request
I have no problem renaming other properties in the same class in the same file, such as this one:
private MigrationRequestViewModel RequestSnapshot
Any ideas? Note that I realize I could just find all reference to the property and manually rename it, but I'd like to get to the bottom of this error dialog.