ReSharper 2022.1 Help

Go to Base Symbols

This command allows you to navigate up the inheritance hierarchy to a base type or method of the current symbol. You can invoke this command from the Solution Explorer, from the File Structure window and other tool windows.

Navigation in the opposite direction is available with the Go to Derived Symbols and Go to Implementation commands.

Navigate to a base symbol

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

  2. Press Control+U or choose ReSharper | Navigate | Base Symbols from the main menu . Alternatively, you can press Control+Shift+A, start typing the command name in the popup, and then choose it there.

  3. If the symbol has only one base symbol, ReSharper will navigate to it directly.

    If necessary, you can change the default behavior so that even the single symbol is displayed in the list. To do so, clear the Go to Base/Inheritor if there is only one... checkbox on the Environment | Search & Navigation page of ReSharper options (Alt+R, O).

  4. If the symbol has more than one base symbol, they will be listed in a drop-down. The list may contain items in both bold and regular font. Bold indicates that an item has direct inheritance, while the regular font is used for indirect inheritance.

    You can do one of the following:

    • Click the desired item to open it in the editor.

    • Select the desired item by pressing Up and Down and then press Enter to open it in the editor.

    • Start typing to filter results. Note that you can use CamelHumps here. If necessary, press Esc once to clear the filtering.

    • To view and analyze the list of matched items in the Find Results window, click Show in Find Results Themed icon search results screen gray, press Shift+Enter or + on the numeric keypad .

    • To show the matched items on the type dependency diagram, press Alt+Num+ or click Show on Diagram Themed icon type layout alt screen gray.

For types that inherit from other types or implement interfaces and for members that override, implement, or hide members from base types, ReSharper displays special gutter icons (for example, Themed icon overrides screen gray). Hover the mouse over the icon to see the base symbols and to navigate up the inheritance hierarchy.

ReSharper: Navigate to base symbols from editor gutter

If the item you navigate to belongs to the current solution, ReSharper opens the corresponding file in the editor and places the caret at the symbol declaration. If it is in referenced libraries, ReSharper navigates according to the settings defined on the Tools | External Sources 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 not available in HTML

Feature is available in ASP.NET

Feature is available in Razor

Feature is not available in JavaScript

Feature is available in TypeScript

Feature is not available in CSS

Feature is not available in XML

Feature is available in XAML

Feature is not available in Resource files

Feature is not available in build script files

Feature is not 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