dotPeek 2024.1 Help

Navigate and search

dotPeek enables you to find your way through the source code using the declarations, members, method calls, inheritance hierarchy, and so on .

You can start navigation from any place in the code viewer, from the File Structure, Find Results, and other dotPeek tool windows.

Navigation and search commands are available in the Navigate menu, with keyboard shortcuts, as well as in the context menu of the code viewer and other windows.

Depending on your task, different sets of dotPeek's navigation and search features may help you:

  • If you need to find anything in your solution or referenced libraries by name, study the commands in the Search by name section.

  • If you need to go to any items related to the current code symbol, study the commands in the Navigate from symbols section.

  • dotPeek also provides a general-purpose Navigate To shortcut that groups all navigation options available from the current caret position. For more information about this shortcut, refer to Navigate To section.

  • If you want to find usages of a particular symbol in the current file, project, solution, or referenced libraries, study the commands in the Find Usages section.

  • Depending on the current caret position in the editor, dotPeek can suggest a lot of relevant navigation options. For more information about these options, refer to Navigate current context.

  • If you need to find any text in the current document, use Find text in the current document.

  • Go to Line command that brings you to a specific line in the current document.

Besides, dotPeek provides other means of navigation:

  • For types and type members that have base symbols or inheritors elsewhere in the currently loaded assemblies, dotPeek shows gutter icons that let you navigate up and down the inheritance hierarchy:

    dotPeek: Gutter icons and tooltips for base and implementing/overriding types and members

    For more information, refer to Navigate inheritance hierarchy with gutter marks.

  • The File Structure window window that represents the structure of the current file retaining navigation features.

  • The Stack Trace Explorer window, which enables you to navigate from a stack trace to the error location in the source code, and thus pinpoint the malfunction.

Last modified: 15 May 2024