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Import Symbol Completion

ReSharper | Edit | Import Symbol

This command suggests types and extension methods from modules referenced in the current project regardless of whether their namespaces are imported in the current file. The namespace of each suggested item is displayed on its right in the suggestion list. As soon as you select a non-imported type, the required namespace import directives are added automatically.

By default, import symbol completion items are included in the suggestion lists of automatic and basic completion. If you want to change the default behavior, use the corresponding controls on the Environment | IntelliSense | Completion Behavior options page.

To invoke import symbol completion

  1. Place the caret at the position where you're going to type your code.
  2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Space.
  3. Select a suggestion from the list and press Enter or start typing the initial letters of the identifier or its CamelHumps abbreviation to narrow down the list of suggestions.

You can also invoke import symbol completion on an existing identifier. In this case, there are two ways to apply the selected completion suggestion; press Enter to insert it and leave the existing item or press Tab to replace the existing item (If necessary, you can change the default shortcuts on the Environment | IntelliSense | Completion Characters options page).

Examples of using import symbol completion

You can use the following examples to get an idea of how Import Symbol Completion looks like in various scenarios:

Basic scenario


Import Symbol Completion with extension methods


Import symbol completion using CamelHumps


This feature is supported in the following languages/technologies:

C# VB.NET C++ HTML ASPX Razor JavaScript TypeScript CSS XML XAML RESX Build Scripts Protobuf JSON
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The instructions and examples given here address the use of the feature in C#. For details specific to other languages, see corresponding topics in the ReSharper by Language section.

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Last modified: 19 August 2016