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Find Results window

Windows | Find Results

This window is used to display various search results (for example, usages of a symbol, exposing APIs of a symbol, and more) It displays results of the latest search as well as results of previous searches in different tabs. The results of each new search command are displayed in a separate tab except for the same search/navigation command.

dotPeek Find Results

You can quickly open documents containing specific search results by double-clicking on these results.

Window tabs

When search results open 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 width 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 clicking the required tab:

Tool window tabs

To prevent a tab from unloading, click the pin icon ThemedIcon Pin Screen Gray next to the tab title.

Toolbar Controls

Depending on the type of search results, the set of toolbar controls may vary.




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Updates window content to reflect any changes made in the code or externally.

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Expand All/ Collapse All

Expands/collapses all nodes in the current tab.

ThemedIcon Up Screen Gray ThemedIcon Down Screen Gray

Previous/ Next
Shift+F8 / F8

Navigate to the previous/next item and scrolls through the source code accordingly.

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Show Preview Ctrl+P

Hides or shows the pane with a preview of the selected item in the position specified using the drop-down list (at the bottom or in the right part of the window).

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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 that appears, will help you to save the data to a file or copy it to the clipboard.

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Merge Occurrences on the Same Line

If this button is selected, occurrences on the same line are shown as.

ThemedIcon UsageRead Screen Gray

Show Only Read Usages

When this button is selected, only references to read usages are displayed. Available for the usages of fields or local variables.

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Show Only Write Usages

When this button is selected, only references to write usages are displayed. Available for usages of fields or local variables.

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Filter Usages

With this drop-down list, you can select specific kinds of usages to display - for example, declaration, invocation, parameter, method return, and so on. Click Show All Usages to enable all kinds of usages or Clear Filters to disable all kinds of usages thus hiding all usages in the current tab.

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Show on Diagram

Click this button to display all the types shown in the window in the type dependencies diagram view.

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Toggle grouping by kind

Use this button to group search results by kind of usage - that is, how exactly the target item is used at different places - for example, declaration, invocation, parameter, method return, and so on. You can further refine grouping inside 'kind' groups using the Group by selector.
You can also use the Filter Usages ThemedIcon Filter Screen Gray selector to show/hide usages of specific kinds.

Group by

Allows grouping items in the window by different categories.

Last modified: 21 December 2018

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