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Navigate | Go to Everything/Type

This command combines two different features:

  • Go to Everything, which appears first, provides quick navigation to all possible destinations (types, symbols or files). The list of suggestions appears as soon as you invoke this feature and initially includes your recent files and navigated items. As you type, the list is updated according to your input.
  • Go to Type allows you to navigate to any type within all assemblies currently included in the Assembly Explorer and all assemblies referenced from those assemblies.
To navigate to everything or to a type
  1. On the main menu, choose Navigate | Go to Everything / Type, or press Ctrl+NCtrl+T.
  2. The Enter type/symbol/file name pop-up appears for the Go to Everything feature.
  3. To switch to the Go to Type feature (and back, if necessary), click the menu command or press the shortcut once again. The pop-up title will change to Enter type name.
  4. Start typing characters in the text field of the pop-up. As you type, the lookup list narrows down, suggesting items that match the entered substring.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • To view the list of found items in the Find Results window, click Show in Find Results go_to__show_in_find_results or press + on the numeric keypad.
    • To navigate directly to a specific item, click on it in the lookup list or select it and press Enter.


dotPeek navigates to target symbols according to settings defined in the Navigation section on the Decompiler page of the dotPeek options. For more information, see Navigating to Compiled Code.

Case-insensitive CamelHumps is supported here: for example, you can simply type "ch" instead of "ColorHelper". If you want to navigate to a type by its fully qualified name, you can type parts of the name and split them with spaces or dots.

You can also use wildcards when specifying the name: '*' (asterisk) represents zero or more characters; '+' (plus), ':' (semicolon), or '.' (dot) separate parts of the type's fully qualified name.

This feature is inspired by and borrowed from JetBrains ReSharper, a developer productivity tool for Microsoft Visual Studio.


Whenever collecting items to match the specified string takes significant time, dotPeek displays an hourglass icon watch to the right of your search string. Substantial delays are to be expected when performing search before dotPeek loads completely.

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