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Navigating to Declaration or Type Declaration of a Symbol

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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. Navigate | 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.

Important note

Navigate | 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.

Navigating 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 Ctrl+B.
    • Click the middle mouse button.
    • Keeping Ctrl for Windows or Linux users or for macOS users pressed, point to the symbol, and click, when it turns to a hyperlink. You can also see declaration at the tooltip while keeping Ctrl for Windows or Linux users or for macOS users pressed.

Navigating to the type declaration of a symbol

Last modified: 30 March 2018