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Go to Everything/Type

Navigate | Go to Everything/Type
Ctrl+N

This command combines two different features:

  • Go to Everything, which appears first, allows you to navigate to the following destinations: types, symbols, files, recent edits, recent files, and recently viewed methods. The list of suggestions appears as soon as you invoke this feature and initially includes your recent files and navigated items.
  • 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+N. The Enter type/symbol/file name pop-up list appears.
  2. Start typing characters in the text box. As you type, the list of items narrows down, suggesting names that match the entered substring.
  3. To switch to the Go to Type feature, click the menu command or press the shortcut once again. The Enter type name pop-up list appears where you can specify a type you are looking for.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • To view the list of found symbols 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 type, symbol or file, select the item in the list and press Enter.

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), '.' (dot), and '\' (backslash) 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.

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Last modified: 5 December 2014
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