Go to Implementation
This command lets you jump from a base type or member to any of its end implementations, bypassing intermediate steps in the inheritance chain. In other words, it works similar to Go to Derived Symbols but it does not show abstract classes and interfaces.
You can invoke this command from the Assembly Explorer, 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.
Navigate to implementation of a type or a type member
Place the caret at a symbol in the code viewer or select the symbol in a tool window.
Choose Ctrl+Alt keys.in the main menu, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+B, or click the symbol while holding
Note that in Visual Studio 2017 and later, the Ctrl+Alt-click is used for adding multiple carets. So you may want to disable this binding by clearing the Use Ctrl+Alt click for Go to Implementation checkbox on the page of dotPeek options.
If the symbol has only one implementation, dotPeek will navigate to it directly.
If the symbol has several implementation, they will be listed in a drop-down. The 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 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.
Here is an example of how Go to Implementation bypasses intermediate steps. Suppose that the
IDocument interface has the following inheritors: When you invoke the Go to Implementation upon the declaration or a usage of the
IDocument, dotPeek shows only two inheritors: That is because other classes are abstract and do not contain implementation of the
This feature is inspired by and borrowed from JetBrains ReSharper, a developer productivity tool for Microsoft Visual Studio.