The Analyze references window is used to display project references when you invoke the Optimize References command. It displays unused assembly references, used assembly references with corresponding usages and pinned references.
When you open new results of the Optimize references command in the window, they are displayed in new tabs, which show up on the left. The previously open tabs move to the right if the with of the window allows, otherwise they unload themselves saving memory - but you can always restore them by clicking the arrow that appears to the right of the tabs and choosing the desired tab:
|Refresh||Updates window content to reflect any changes made in the code.|
|Expand All/ Collapse All||Expands/collapses all nodes in the current tab.|
|Previous/ Next||Navigate to the previous/next item and scrolls through the source code accordingly.|
|Show Preview||Hides or shows the preview pane in the position specified using the drop-down list (in the bottom or in the right part of the window).|
|Export||Click this button to export the data currently displayed in the window in text format, or use the drop-down selector to export the data in XML or HTML format. The Export Data dialog box that appears, will help you to save the data to a file or copy it to the clipboard.|
|Merge Occurrences on the Same Line||If this button is selected, occurrences that belong to the same line are merged.|
|Remove All Unused References||Removes all assembly references that are not used.|
|Remove Selected References||Removes all selected assembly references.|
With this drop-down list, you can select a specific type of usages to display.
Several options are provided:
|Group by||Allows grouping items in the window. Possible options help display items as a tree grouped by the selected categories.|
|Close||Closes the current tab.|