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Analyze References window

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The Analyze references window is used to display project references when you invoke the Optimize References command. It displays unused assembly references, used assembly references with corresponding usages and pinned references.

ReSharper: Analyze references window

Window tabs

When results of the Optimize references command open in the window, they are displayed in new tabs, which show up on the left. The previously open tabs move to the right if the width of the window allows, otherwise they unload themselves saving memory - but you can always restore them by clicking the arrow that appears to the right of the tabs and clicking the required tab:

Tool window tabs

To prevent a tab from unloading, click the pin icon Themed icon pin screen gray next to the tab title.

Toolbar Controls

ControlNameDescription
Themed icon refresh screen grayRefreshUpdates window content to reflect any changes made in the code or externally.
Themed icon expand all screen gray Themed icon collapse all screen grayExpand All/ Collapse AllExpands/collapses all nodes in the current tab.
Themed icon up screen gray Themed icon down screen grayPrevious/ Next
Shift+F8/ F8
Navigate to the previous/next item and scrolls through the source code accordingly.
Themed icon preview toggle screen grayShow Preview Ctrl+PHides or shows the pane with a preview of the selected item in the position specified using the list (at the bottom or in the right part of the window).
Themed icon export screen grayExportClick this button to export the data currently displayed in the window in text format, or use the drop-down selector to export the data in XML or HTML format. The Export Data dialog that appears, will help you to save the data to a file or copy it to the clipboard.
Themed icon merge screen grayMerge Occurrences on the Same LineWhen this option is selected, occurrences on the same line are shown as a single item.
Themed icon remove all unused references screen grayRemove All Unused ReferencesRemoves all assembly references that are not used.
Themed icon remove selected reference screen grayRemove Selected ReferencesRemoves all selected assembly references.
Themed icon filter screen grayFilter Usages With this list, you can select specific kinds of usages to display - for example, declaration, invocation, parameter, method return, and so on. Click Show All Usages to enable all kinds of usages or Clear Filters to disable all kinds of usages thus hiding all usages in the current tab.
Group byAllows grouping items in the window by different categories.
Last modified: 08 March 2021