Search Everywhere/Go to Type
This command combines two different features:
- Search Everywhere, which appears first, allows you to navigate to the following destinations: types, symbols, files, string literals in source and textual files, recent files, metadata tokens, 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, which appears the second time you press Ctrl+N or invoke the command from the menu, allows you to navigate to any type.
Using these features you can search items in all assemblies currently loaded in the Assembly Explorer window and all assemblies referenced from those assemblies.
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 search everywhere or locate a type
- Press Ctrl+N or choose from the main menu. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+Shift+A, start typing the command name in the pop-up, and then choose it there.
- In the Search Everywhere pop-up list that appears, start typing the item name. As you type, the list of items narrows down, suggesting names that match the entered substring.
- To further narrow down the list of items, you can type
/to apply filters. For example, you can type
/meto display only events. Note that you can type filters both before and after your search query.
- 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.
- Do one of the following:
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.