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Go to Derived Symbols

Navigate | Derived Symbols

This command gets the list of derived symbols for the current symbol and lets you navigate directly to one of them, down the inheritance hierarchy. There is a similar command, Go to Implementation, which lists only implementations, without intermediate steps in the inheritance chain.

You can invoke this command from the code viewer, from the File Structure Window and other tool windows. If necessary, you can navigate in the opposite direction with the Go to Base Symbols command.

To navigate to derived symbols

  1. Place the caret on a symbol in the code viewer or select the symbol in a tool window.
  2. Press Ctrl+Alt+B or choose in the main menu .
  3. If the symbol has only one derived symbol, dotPeek navigates 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 check box on the page of dotPeek options.
  4. If there are several derived symbols, they will be shown 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 Up and Down and then 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 /help/img/dotnet/2016.3/ThemedIcon.SearchResults.Screen.[Gray].png or press + on the numeric keypad.
    • To show the matched items on the type dependency diagram, press Alt+Num+ or click Show on Diagram /help/img/dotnet/2016.3/ThemedIcon.TypeLayoutAlt.Screen.[Gray].png .

When a type or a member has inheritors in the current solution, you can see it by the presence of a special icon (for example, /help/img/dotnet/2016.3/ThemedIcon.HasOverrides.Screen.[Gray].png) that appears to the left of the declaration. Hover the mouse over this icon to see the inheritor or click the icon to expand the list of derived symbols and navigate.


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

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Last modified: 27 December 2016