dotPeek 2022.1 Help

Go to Base Symbols

This command allows you to navigate up the inheritance hierarchy to a base type or method of the current symbol. You can invoke this command from the Assembly Explorer, from the File Structure window and other tool windows.

Navigation in the opposite direction is available with the Go to Derived Symbols and Go to Implementation commands.

Navigate to a base symbol

  1. Place the caret at a symbol in the code viewer or select the symbol in a tool window.

  2. Press Control+U or choose Navigate | Base Symbols from the main menu . Alternatively, you can press Control+Shift+A, start typing the command name in the popup, and then choose it there.

  3. If the symbol has only one base symbol, dotPeek will navigate to it directly.

  4. If the symbol has more than one base symbol, 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.

    • To view and analyze the list of matched items in the Find Results window, click Show in Find Results Themed icon search results screen gray, press Shift+Enter or + on the numeric keypad .

    • To show the matched items on the type dependency diagram, press Alt+Num+ or click Show on Diagram Themed icon type layout alt screen gray.

For types that inherit from other types or implement interfaces and for members that override, implement, or hide members from base types, dotPeek displays special gutter icons (for example, Themed icon overrides screen gray). Hover the mouse over the icon to see the base symbols and to navigate up the inheritance hierarchy.

dotPeek: Navigate to base symbols from code viewer gutter

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

Last modified: 17 November 2021