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Navigation and Search in Visual Basic .NET

All JetBrains Rider's navigation and search features available in C# are also supported in Visual Basic .NET. You can find the detailed information on these features in the corresponding topics of the Navigation and Search section.

In this topic, you can find some examples of using navigation and search features in Visual Basic .NET:


  • File Structure helps overview the structure of the current file that is open and active in the editor.
    ReSharper by Language Visual Basic File Structure

    Double-click a node in the File Structure window to navigate to the declaration of the selected member. Moreover, use context menu to find usages and apply refactorings as well right from the current window.
  • Various "Go To ..." features such as: Go to Class, Go to Symbol, Go to File Member, etc. work for VB.NET as well.
  • The Navigate To drop-down list is also available and helps you navigate to various destinations.


  • Search Everywhere lets you navigate to types, symbols, files, recent files, as well as run configurations, actions, tool windows, and preferences.
  • Find Usages help you locate all usages of namespaces, types, methods, etc. in your source code. Applying the Find Usages feature is the quickest way to find all code usages in the solution.
    ReSharper by Language Visual Basic Find Usages

  • The Highlight Usages in File feature helps focus your attention at a particular member or local variable and its occurrences. Note that write accesses are highlighted in red, and read accesses are highlighted in blue.
    ReSharper by Language Visual Basic Highlight Usages

  • Find Code Dependent on Module helps find dependencies on a specific project or assembly reference.
    ReSharper by Language Visual Basic Code Dependent on Module

Last modified: 20 August 2018

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