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Go to Implementation

ReSharper | Navigate | Go to Implementation
Control+Shift+Alt+B
ReSharper_GotoImplementations

This command lets you jump from a base type or member to any of its end implementations, bypassing intermediate steps in the inheritance chain. In other words, it works similar to Go to Derived Symbols but it does not show abstract classes and interfaces.

You can invoke this command from the Solution Explorer, from the File Structure window and other tool windows. If necessary, you can navigate in the opposite direction with the Go to Base Symbols command.

Navigate to implementation of a type or a type member

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

  2. Choose ReSharper | Navigate | Go To Implementation in the main menu, press Control+Shift+Alt+B, or click the symbol while holding Ctrl+Alt keys.

    Note that in Visual Studio 2017 and later, the Ctrl+Alt-click is used for adding multiple carets. So you may want to disable this binding by clearing the Use Ctrl+Alt click for Go to Implementation checkbox on the Environment | Search & Navigation page of ReSharper options (Alt+R O).

  3. If the symbol has only one implementation, 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.

  4. If the symbol has several implementation, 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 ThemedIcon SearchResults Screen Gray png, press Shift+Enter or + on the numeric keypad .

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).

Here is an example of how Go to Implementation bypasses intermediate steps. Suppose that the IDocument interface has the following inheritors:

ReSharper: Go to implementation. Hierarchy
When you invoke the Go to Implementation upon the declaration or a usage of the IDocument, ReSharper shows only two inheritors:
ReSharper: Go to implementation. Drop-down list
That is because other classes are abstract and do not contain implementation of the IDocument.

This feature is supported in the following languages and technologies:

Language: C#Language: VB.NETLanguage: C++Language: HTMLLanguage: ASP.NETLanguage: RazorLanguage: JavaScriptLanguage: TypeScriptLanguage: CSSLanguage: XMLLanguage: XAMLLanguage: ResxLanguage: Build ScriptsLanguage: ProtobufLanguage: JSON
Feature is available in C#Feature is available in Visual Basic .NETFeature is available in C++Feature is not available in HTMLFeature is available in ASP.NETFeature is available in RazorFeature is not available in JavaScriptFeature is available in TypeScriptFeature is not available in CSSFeature is not available in XMLFeature is available in XAMLFeature is not available in Resource filesFeature is not available in build script filesFeature is not available in ProtobufFeature 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: 21 August 2020