ReSharper 2017.1 Help

Find Results window

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The Find Results window is used to display various search results (for example, usages of a symbol, usages of external symbols, exposing APIs of a symbol, and more) It displays results of the latest search as well as results of previous searches in different tabs. The results of each new search command are displayed in a separate tab unless the search results are same.


You can quickly open documents containing specific search results by double-clicking on these results. If you want the files to be opened in the Visual Studio's Preview tab, you can tick the corresponding check box on the Environment | Search & Navigation page of ReSharper options.

Window tabs

When you open new results of the usage search in the window, they are displayed in new tabs, which show up on the left. The previously open tabs move to the right if the with of the window allows, otherwise they unload themselves saving memory - but you can always restore them by clicking the arrow that appears to the right of the tabs and choosing the desired tab:

Tool window tabs

To prevent a tab from unloading, click the pin icon /help/img/dotnet/2017.1/ThemedIcon.Pin.Screen.[Gray].png next to the tab title.

Toolbar Controls

Depending on the type of search results, the set of toolbar controls may vary.

/help/img/dotnet/2017.1/ThemedIcon.Refresh.Screen.[Gray].png Refresh Updates window content to reflect any changes made in the code.
/help/img/dotnet/2017.1/ThemedIcon.ExpandAll.Screen.[Gray].png /help/img/dotnet/2017.1/ThemedIcon.CollapseAll.Screen.[Gray].png Expand All/ Collapse All Expands/collapses all nodes in the current tab.
/help/img/dotnet/2017.1/ThemedIcon.Up.Screen.[Gray].png /help/img/dotnet/2017.1/ThemedIcon.Down.Screen.[Gray].png Previous/ Next Shift+F8/F8 Navigate to the previous/next item and scrolls through the source code accordingly.
/help/img/dotnet/2017.1/ThemedIcon.PreviewToggle.Screen.[Gray].png Show Preview Ctrl+P Hides or shows the pane with a preview of the selected item in the position specified using the drop-down list (in the bottom or in the right part of the window).
/help/img/dotnet/2017.1/ThemedIcon.Export.Screen.[Gray].png Export Click this button to export the data currently displayed in the window in text format, or use the drop-down selector to export the data in XML or HTML format. The Export Data dialog that appears, will help you to save the data to a file or copy it to the clipboard.
/help/img/dotnet/2017.1/ThemedIcon.MergeOccurences.Screen.[Gray].png Merge Occurrences on the Same Line If this button is selected, occurrences that belong to the same line are merged.
/help/img/dotnet/2017.1/ThemedIcon.UsageAll.Screen.[Gray].png Show All Usages When this button is selected, all usages are displayed.
/help/img/dotnet/2017.1/ThemedIcon.UsageRead.Screen.[Gray].png Show Only Read Usages When this button is selected, only references to read usages are displayed. Available for the usages of fields or local variables.
/help/img/dotnet/2017.1/ThemedIcon.UsageWrite.Screen.[Gray].png Show Only Write Usages When this button is selected, only references to write usages are displayed. Available for usages of fields or local variables.
/help/img/dotnet/2017.1/ThemedIcon.Filter.Screen.[Gray].png Filter Usages With this drop-down list, you can select specific kinds of usages to display - for example, declaration, invocation, parameter, method return, and so on. Click Show All Usages to enable all kinds of usages or Clear Filters to disable all kinds of usages thus hiding all usages in the current tab.
/help/img/dotnet/2017.1/ThemedIcon.IgnoreErrors.Screen.[Gray].png Show Ignored Usages When this button is disabled, the ignored search results are hidden. To ignore a search result, select it and press Delete.
/help/img/dotnet/2017.1/ThemedIcon.TypeLayoutAlt.Screen.[Gray].png Show on Diagram Click this button to display all the types shown in the window in the type dependencies diagram view.
/help/img/dotnet/2017.1/ThemedIcon.Kind.Screen.[Gray].png Toggle grouping by kind Use this button to group search results by kind of usage - that is, how exactly the target item is used at different places - for example, declaration, invocation, parameter, method return, and so on. You can further refine grouping inside 'kind' groups using the Group by selector.
You can also use the Filter Usages /help/img/dotnet/2017.1/ThemedIcon.Filter.Screen.[Gray].png selector to show/hide usages of specific kinds.
Group by Allows grouping items in the window by different categories.
Last modified: 12 October 2017

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