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Navigation and Search in CSS

Most of ReSharper's navigation and search features are also supported in CSS. You can find the detailed information on these features in the corresponding topics of the Navigation and Search section. In the main topic of the section, you can also find the feature matrix and check what exactly is supported in CSS.

In this topic, you can find some examples of using navigation and search features in CSS:

File Structure (Ctrl+F11) and Go to File Member (Ctrl+F12) are both available in CSS files, so you can navigate to an element from the editor or File Structure window:

ReSharper: File structure of a CSS file

These navigation features fully support lowerCamelCase search, enabling you to instantly land at selectors with tricky names, like this:

ReSharper: member search in CSS file

ReSharper also can highlight usages of CSS property or selector in the current file (Ctrl+Shift+F7):

ReSharper: Highlighting usages of a CSS selector

There are several methods you can use to navigate from a CSS file to a markup file and vice versa. For instance, you can invoke Usages of Symbol (Ctrl+Alt+F7) on a CSS selector or class and navigate to a usage inside markup file:

ReSharper: Navigation from CSS selector to its usages in markup files

As an alternative, you can navigate to matched tags.

In order to navigate from a markup file to a CSS file, you can use the Go to Declaration feature (Ctrl+B):

ReSharper: Navigating from a markup class to its CSS definition

You can easily find where a certain CSS property or selector is used both within the current file and in a larger scope. For example, when you have multiple CSS files in your solution, applying Find Usages (Alt+F7) over a selector in one of these files finds all occurrences of the selector in all remaining files:

ReSharper: Finding usages of a CSS selector

Go To Matched Tags

This navigation feature allows you to find all HTML and other markup tags that are matched by a specific CSS selector. To invoke this feature, place the caret on a CSS selector and press Ctrl+Shift+G or choose ReSharper | Navigate | Navigate To in the main menu, then choose Matched tags.

ReSharper Navigating from CSS style to matched tags
ReSharper Navigating from CSS style to matched tags

There is no default shortcut for this action. However, you can assign a custom shortcut in Visual Studio options (Tools | Options | Environment | Keyboard). The action alias is: ReSharper_GotoMatchedTags

Last modified: 28 November 2018

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