ReSharper 2018.1 Help

Analyzing Search Results

ReSharper | Windows | Find Results

If any of the ReSharper's navigation and search actions produces multiple results, these results can be displayed in the Find Results window, which provides a lot of ways to analyze the search results.

If necessary, you can change the default behavior so that the single found usage is also displayed in the Find Results window. To do so, clear the Go to Usage: if there is only one result.... check box in the Environment | Search & Navigation page of ReSharper options.

Some actions, e.g. Find Usages automatically display the results in this window. For other actions, you can do it manually when a pop-up with the search results is displayed — click Show in Find Results ThemedIcon SearchResults Screen Gray , press Shift+Enter or + on the numeric keypad.

Results of each new navigation or search action are displayed in a new tab of the Find Results window, so you can easily get back to previous searches.
If you close the Find Results window, you can always reopen it by choosing ReSharper | Windows | Find Results in the main menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+U. Tabs with search results are preserved until you close the solution.

To open a specific result in the editor, double-click on it or press Enter. If you want results to open in the Preview tab, select the Open preview tab for selected item in Find Results window option on the Environment | Search & Navigation page of ReSharper options.
You can also press F8/Shift+F8 to open next/previous search result in the editor.

To study the source code of the selected item right in the window, click Show Preview ThemedIcon PreviewToggle Screen Gray on the toolbar. If necessary, you can locate the preview pane on the bottom of on the right.

Filtering search results

To filter search results by name, just start typing the part of the name in the window.

if the search results were obtained with the Find Usages action, you can filter the results by the kind of symbol usage or hide some usages.

  • To show only read or write usages, click ThemedIcon UsageRead Screen Gray or ThemedIcon UsageWrite Screen Gray on the toolbar.
  • To show other kinds of usages, click Filter Usages ThemedIcon Filter Screen Gray and choose a specific usage kind.
  • To clear the filtering, click Show all usages ThemedIcon UsageAll Screen Gray .
  • To hide some usages, select one or more usages or grouping nodes, and press Delete or right-click and choose Ignore. Selected usages will be hidden from the current results view. You can use the Show Ignored Usages ThemedIcon IgnoreErrors Screen Gray button on the toolbar to show or hide ignored usages, which are displayed in grey. When ignored usages are shown, you can right-click on them and choose Undo Ignore to stop ignoring them.

Grouping search results

By default, all results are shown as separate items. Sometimes it can be convenient to display all results found in the same line as a single item. To do so, click Merge Occurrences on the Same Line ThemedIcon MergeOccurences Screen Gray on the toolbar.

Search results can be displayed in various hierarchical orders. The default order depends on the initial search but you can always change it by using the Group by selector on the toolbar.

You can also 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. To do so, click Toggle grouping by kind ThemedIcon Kind Screen Gray on the toolbar.

If you want to display results as a plain list, select None in the Group by selector.

Setting breakpoints and tracepoints

Independently of how you obtained the results in the Find Results window, you will see breakpoints and tracepoints if lines where they are set appear in the search results. Moreover, you can toggle breakpoints with F9, enable/disable breakpoints with Ctrl+F9, or access commands related to breakpoints and tracepoints from the context menu.

ReSharper: breakpoints and tracepoints in the Find Results window

Other actions with search results

If the search results are related to each other (i.e. if they are usages of a specific symbol, symbols derived from a specific symbol, etc.), you can display them in the type dependency diagram by clicking Show on Diagram ThemedIcon TypeLayoutAlt Screen Gray on the toolbar.

If any symbol or a grouping node is not the target of the usages search in the current tab, you can find usages of this symbol or find usages of related symbols right from the Find Results window. To do so, right-click on this item and choose the corresponding action in the context menu, or alternatively, press Alt+F7 or Shift+Alt+F7.

Last modified: 20 August 2018

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