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Viewing Usages of a Symbol

Using the Show Usages function, you can bring up a list of the usages of a symbol across the whole project. So doing, the pop-up window with the list of usages of a symbol features a toolbar with the following buttons:

mergeUsagesCtrl+FMerge usages of the symbol from the same line.
showReadAccessCtrl+RShow read access to the symbol.
showWriteAccessCtrl+WShow write access to the symbol.
showImportStatementsCtrl+IShow usages in the import statements.
groupByFileStructureCtrl+MIf this button is pressed, the found usages show under the corresponding method nodes.
findAlt+F7Show search results in the Find Usages tool window.
settingsCtrl+Shift+Alt+F7Open the Find Usages dialog box for the selected symbol where you can change the search options.

To view the usages of a symbol across the project

  1. Place the caret at the desired symbol in the editor.
  2. On the main menu, choose Edit | Find | Show Usages, or press Ctrl+Alt+F7.
  3. Examine and analyze the detected occurrences of the symbol:
    • Use the toolbar buttons to present search results in the desired way.
    • To jump from search results to a line of source code, click the desired entry.
    • To close the list, press Escape.
  4. If necessary, customize the search options in the search options dialog box. To invoke the dialog box, do one of the following:
    • In the Show Usages pop-up window, click settings1.
    • Press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F7.
Last modified: 29 November 2017

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