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Go to Symbol

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The Go To Symbol allows searching by name for any code symbol within all assemblies currently loaded in the Assembly Explorer Window and all assemblies referenced from those assemblies. Search results also include matching items from all assemblies that are currently loaded in the .

Note that this command works in global scope, i.e. you do not need to bring your focus to the code viewer to invoke it.

To navigate to a symbol

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+N or choose in the main menu .
  2. In the Enter symbol name pop-up that appears, start typing the ittem name. As you type, the lookup list narrows down, suggesting names that match the entered substring.
  3. 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.
    • 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.

Case-insensitive CamelHumps is supported here: for example, you can simply type 'ch' instead of 'ColorHelper'. If you want to navigate to a symbol in a particular type, you can specify parts of the type's fully qualified name and member 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: 19 August 2016