ReSharper 2019.2 Help

File Structure window

ReSharper | Windows | File Structure

With ReSharper, you can navigate the structure of the current document using the File Structure window, which greatly simplifies navigation in large files. The window is synchronized with the editor: as you switch to another editor tab, the window displays the structure of the corresponding file.

Right from the File Structure window, you can access even more actions. To check the available commands, you can right-click any symbol.

ReSharper: File Structure window

Toolbar Controls




ThemedIcon ExpandAll Screen Gray ThemedIcon CollapseAll Screen Gray

Expand All/ Collapse All

Expands/collapses all nodes in the current tab.

ThemedIcon Up Screen Gray ThemedIcon Down Screen Gray

Previous/ Next
Shift+F8 / F8

Navigate to the previous/next item and scrolls through the source code accordingly.

ThemedIcon Export Screen Gray 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.

ThemedIcon SyncCaretToView Screen Gray Track Caret in Editor

When this button is pressed, items in the window are highlighted according to the position of the caret in the editor.

ThemedIcon SyncViewToCaret Screen Gray Automatically Scroll to Source

When this button is pressed, source code in the editor is scrolled according to the items selected in the window.

ThemedIcon Enregion Screen Gray Surround with Region

In C# and VB.NET files, surrounds the selected symbols with #region.
Select one or several adjacent nodes in the window and click Surround with Region ThemedIcon Enregion Screen Gray .
You can remove the region from the source code by clicking the X mark in the upper-right corner of the region frame. You can also collapse/expand the region frame using the arrow in the upper-left corner.

Context Menu Commands




Navigates to the declaration of a selected symbol in the source code. Equivalent to double-clicking a node in the %windowName% window.

Base Symbols

Navigates to the base type or method of a selected symbol.

Derived Symbols

Navigates to a derived class or overriding method of a selected symbol.


A context-sensitive submenu that displays the list of refactorings available for the item.

Find Usages

Performs the Find Usages command for the item.

Find Usages Advanced

Performs the Find Usages Advanced

Last modified: 18 November 2019