ReSharper 2022.1 Help

Find Usages of Related Entities

This command enables you to find usages of entities that are somehow related to the selected symbol (for example, textual occurrences, dynamic references, and so on) in the specific scope. You can invoke this command from the Solution Explorer, from the File Structure window and other tool windows.

Find usages of related entities from the current context

  1. Place the caret at a symbol in the editor or select the symbol in a tool window.

  2. Press Shift+Alt+F7 or choose ReSharper | Find | Find Usages Advanced in the main menu.

  3. In the Search Properties dialog that opens, you can customize your search.

  4. Use checkboxes in the Find column to specify what kind of relates symbols should be included in the results. Depending on the original symbol, the set of options varies. For example, if it is a type, you can look for usages of members; if it is a delegate, you can look for delegate target, and so on. For more information, see Search Properties dialog.

  5. In the Scope column, choose the scope of the search.

  6. If the original symbol is an overriding member in a derived class or an implemented interface member, ReSharper displays the original member and all its base members in the Search field. You choose whether to look for usages of the base member or those of the overriding member.

  7. Click Find.

  8. If a single usage is found, ReSharper will navigate you to the usage directly in the editor. Two or more search results will be shown in the Find Results window, where you can conveniently explore and analyze the usages.

Find usages of entities related to any symbol from the solution and referenced assemblies

  1. Search the desired symbol using one of the following commands:

  2. When the desired symbol appears in the results list, select it using the keyboard and then press Shift+Alt+F7.

  3. If a single usage is found, ReSharper will navigate you to the usage directly in the editor. Two or more search results will be shown in the Find Results window, where you can conveniently explore and analyze the usages.

ReSharper. 'Search Properties' dialog

You can change the default behavior so that even 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.... checkbox on the Environment | Search & Navigation | General page of ReSharper options (Alt+R, O).

This feature is supported in the following languages and technologies:

Language: C#

Language: VB.NET

Language: C++

Language: HTML

Language: ASP.NET

Language: Razor

Language: JavaScript

Language: TypeScript

Language: CSS

Language: XML

Language: XAML

Language: Resx

Language: Build Scripts

Language: Protobuf

Language: JSON

Feature is available in C#

Feature is available in Visual Basic .NET

Feature is available in C++

Feature is available in HTML

Feature is available in ASP.NET

Feature is available in Razor

Feature is available in JavaScript

Feature is available in TypeScript

Feature is available in CSS

Feature is not available in XML

Feature is available in XAML

Feature is available in Resource files

Feature is not available in build script files

Feature is available in Protobuf

Feature is not available in JSON

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.

Last modified: 24 May 2022