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Add a Navigation Action to the 'Navigate to' Menu

What you should know beforehand:

Examples (?):

If you want your navigation to appear in ReSharper’s Navigate To menu (context navigation), you should create an action that implements the INavigateFromeHereProvider interface.


For example, let’s create a context-dependent navigation that navigates to a class constructor. The initial caret position can be anywhere inside that class.

[ContextNavigationProvider] public class NavigateToCtorProvider : INavigateFromHereProvider { public IEnumerable<ContextNavigation> CreateWorkflow(IDataContext dataContext) { var node = dataContext.GetSelectedTreeNode<ITreeNode>(); var typeDeclaration = node?.GetParentOfType<IClassDeclaration>(); var constructor = typeDeclaration?.ConstructorDeclarations.FirstNotNull(); if (constructor != null) { yield return new ContextNavigation("Constructor", null, NavigationActionGroup.Other, () => { constructor.NavigateToTreeNode(true); }); } } }


  • The class must implement the INavigateFromHereProvider interface and be marked with the ContextNavigationProvider attribute.
  • GetSelectedTreeNode<ITreeNode>() method of IDataContext return the tree node under the current caret position.
  • We use the GetParentOfType method from Use Manual Navigation to obtain the IClassDeclaration node.
  • The IClassDeclaration class provides the ConstructorDeclarations property that returns an enumerable with class constructors.
  • A created instance of the ContextNavigation class describes the navigation feature:
    • "Constructor": the name of the item that appears in the Navigate to context menu.
    • null: action ID.
    • NavigationGroup.Other: defines the location in the Navigate to menu where the action should be placed.
    • The last one argument is the action that is run once the Constructor item is selected in the Navigate to menu.
  • Note that ReSharper automatically decides whether to display the item in the menu or not.
Last modified: 12 July 2017