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Go to Base Symbols

ReSharper | Navigate | Base Symbols
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ReSharper_GotoBase

This command allows you to navigate up the inheritance hierarchy to a base type or method of the current symbol. You can invoke this command from the editor, from the File Structure and other tool windows.
Navigation in the opposite direction is available with the Go to Derived Symbols and Go to Implementation commands.

To navigate to a base symbol

  1. Place the caret on a symbol in the editor or select the symbol in a tool window.
  2. Press Ctrl+U or choose ReSharper | Navigate | Base Symbols in the main menu .
  3. If the selected symbol has one base symbol, ReSharper will navigate to it directly.
    If necessary, you can change the default behavior so that even the single symbol is displayed in the drop-down list. To do so, clear the Go to Base/Inheritor if there is only one... check box in the Environment | Search & Navigation options page.
  4. If the selected symbol has more than one base symbol, they will be listed in a drop-down list. The drop-down list may contain items in both bold and regular font. Bold indicates that an item has direct inheritance, while the regular font is used for indirect inheritance.
    You can do one of the following:
    • Click on the desired item to open it in the editor.
    • Select the desired item by pressing UpArrow and DownArrow and the press Enter to open it in the editor.
    • Start typing to filter results. Note that you can use CamelHumps here. If necessary, press Esc once to clear the filtering.
    • To view and analyze the list of matched items in the Find Results window, click Show in Find Results go_to__show_in_find_results or press + on the numeric keypad.
    • To show the matched items on the type dependency diagram, press Alt+Num+ or click Show on Diagram icon_show_on_diagram .

If a method overrides, implements, or hides another method, you can see it by the presence of a special icon (for example, gutter_icon_overrides) that appears to the left of the method declaration. Hover the mouse over this icon to see the base type for this method; click the icon to navigate up the methods hierarchy.

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If the item you navigate to belongs to the current solution, ReSharper opens the corresponding file in the editor and places the caret at the symbol declaration. If it is found in referenced libraries, ReSharper navigates according to the settings defined on the Tools | External Sources options page.

This feature is supported in the following languages/technologies:

C# VB.NET C++ HTML ASPX Razor JavaScript TypeScript CSS XML XAML RESX Build Scripts
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The instructions and examples given here address the use of the feature in C#. For details specific to other languages, see corresponding topics in the ReSharper by Language section.

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Last modified: 27 August 2015