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Go to Implementation

Navigate | Go To Implementation
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+B

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 doesn't show abstract classes and interfaces.

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 implementation of a type or type member

  1. Place the caret on a symbol in the code viewer or select the symbol in a tool window.
  2. Choose Navigate | Go To Implementation in the main menu, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+B, or click the symbol holding Ctrl+Alt keys.
  3. If the symbol has only one implementation, dotPeek will navigate to it directly.
  4. If the symbol has several implementations, they will be listed 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/2017.1/ThemedIcon.SearchResults.Screen.[Gray].png or press + on the numeric keypad.

Here is an example of how Go to Implementation bypasses intermediate steps. Suppose that the IDocument interface has the following inheritors:

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When you invoke the Go to Implementation upon the declaration or a usage of the IDocument, dotPeek shows only two inheritors:
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That is because other classes are abstract and do not contain implementation of the IDocument.

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

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Last modified: 29 May 2017