Go to Derived Symbols
This command gets the list of derived symbols for the current symbol and lets you navigate directly to one of them, down the inheritance hierarchy. There is a similar command, Go to Implementation, which lists only implementations, without intermediate steps in the inheritance chain.
To navigate to derived symbols
- Place the caret on a symbol in the code viewer or select the symbol in a tool window.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+B 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.
- If the symbol has only one derived symbol, dotPeek navigates to it directly.
- If there are several derived symbols, they will be shown 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 , 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 .
When a type or a member has inheritors in the current solution, you can see it by the presence of a special icon (for example, ) that appears to the left of the declaration. Hover the mouse over this icon to see the inheritor or click the icon to expand the list of derived symbols and navigate.
This feature is inspired by and borrowed from JetBrains ReSharper, a developer productivity tool for Microsoft Visual Studio.