ReSharper 2022.1 Help

Find Usages of Symbols

This command allows finding all usages of one or more symbols in the solution and referenced assemblies. You can start the search from the declaration of the symbol or from any other usage. You can invoke this command from the Solution Explorer, from the File Structure window and other tool windows.

Find usages of a symbol from the current context

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

  2. Do one of the following:

    • In the main menu, choose ReSharper | Find | Find Usages.

    • Right-click and choose Find Usages in the context menu.

    • Press 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.

You can also list and study symbol usages in the Peek Definition view.

To do so, by default you can Ctrl-click the declaration or any usage with the middle mouse button. If you want to disable this, clear the Use Ctrl+Middle Button Click Peek Usages checkbox on the Environment | Search & Navigation page of ReSharper options (Alt+R, O). Or you can always invoke this command from the main menu: ReSharper | Navigate | Peek | Peek Usages.

Find usages of 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 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.

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).

ReSharper: Finding Usages of a Symbol

It is also possible to search for usages of multiple symbols declared in a specific scope, that is in one or more files, folders, or projects.

Find usages of multiple symbols

  1. In the Solution Explorer, select one or more nodes — files, declarations inside them, folders, or projects.

  2. Press Alt+F7.

  3. Search results will be shown in the Find Results window, where you can see all declarations in that scope (search targets) and all usages of these symbols in the solution.

Find usages of generic types

When searching for usages of generic types such as IFoo<string>, you may actually want to find either all usages of IFoo<> or usages of the exact generic substitution IFoo<string> only.

By default, ReSharper allows you to disambiguate the search results by showing an additional popup.

You can also configure the feature so that a specific search logic (either all substitutions or the exact substitution) should be always performed. To do so, use the Find generic type usages behavior selector 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 available in XML

Feature is available in XAML

Feature is available in Resource files

Feature is 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: 15 November 2021