IntelliJ IDEA 13.1.0 Web Help

While editing your source code, you might need to navigate to the location where a particular named code reference (a symbol) has been first declared. Go To | Declaration command enables you to navigate back to the initial declaration of a symbol from any place in the source code, even if it is from inside another class, or comment.

Note

Navigate | Declaration/Type Declaration

  • applies to the symbols of source code, CSS, HTML or XML tags and attributes, DTD and schema elements and attributes, and references in comments.
  • does not apply to the primitive types.
To navigate to the declaration of a symbol
  1. Place the caret at the desired symbol in the editor.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • On the main menu, choose Navigate | Declaration.
    • Press , or , or , or , or , , or , or , , , or , or or , or , or or .
    • Click the middle mouse button.
    • Keeping pressed, point to the symbol, and click, when it turns to a hyperlink. You can also see declaration at the tooltip while keeping pressed. viewDeclaration.png

      Tip

      9.0+Annotation types are marked in the declaration tooltips with the @ character:

      viewDeclarationAnnotation.png

To navigate to the type declaration of a symbol
  1. Place the caret at the desired symbol in the editor.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • On the main menu, choose Navigate | Type Declaration.
    • Press or or or or or or or or or , , or , or , , or .
    • Press the keys and hover your mouse pointer over the symbol. When the symbol turns to a hyperlink, click it without releasing keys. The type declaration of the symbol opens in the editor. You can also see the declaration at the tooltip while keeping pressed.
      viewTypeDeclaration.png

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