JetBrains Rider 2020.3 Help

Navigate Current Context

Move caret in the current document

Command How to invoke Use it to
Move Caret to Previous Word
Move Caret to Next Word

Move the caret to the beginning/end of the current word, and then further word by word in the same direction.

If Use CamelHumps is selected on the Editor | General | Typing Assistance page of the Settings/Preferences Ctrl+Alt+S , the caret will move to the next/previous capitalized word inside identifiers with CamelCase names.

Note that by default, on Ctrl+Right the caret jumps to the end of the current word. This behavior is configurable in the Caret Movement section on the Editor | General settings page.

Move Caret to Line Start
Move Caret to Line End
Move the caret to the first/last character on the current line.
Go to Containing Declaration Alt+Shift+[ Move the caret to the declaration of a type or a function from any position within its body.
Move Caret to Matching Brace Ctrl+Shift+M When the caret is right before or after a brace or a bracket, jump to the brace or bracket that matches it.
Move Caret to Code Block Start
Move Caret to Code Block End
Move the caret to the opening/closing brace of the enclosing code block.
Next Method
Previous Method
Move the caret to the declaration of the next/previous member in the current type.
Move Caret to Page Top
Move Caret to Page Bottom
Ctrl+Page Up
Ctrl+Page Down
Move the caret to the top/bottom line of the currently visible editor area, without scrolling.
Page Up
Page Down
Page Up
Page Down
Move the caret up/down to the current height of the editor area and scroll the document accordingly, and then further with the same step in the same direction.
Move Caret to Text Start
Move Caret to Text End
Move the caret to first/last character in the current document.

With JetBrains Rider, you can navigate the structure of the current document using the Structure window, which greatly simplifies navigation in large files. The window is synchronized with the editor: as you switch to another editor tab, the window displays the structure of the corresponding file. To navigate through the file easily, preprocessor directives are hidden by default.

Right from the Structure window, you can access even more actions. To check the available commands, you can right-click any symbol.

JetBrains Rider: File Structure view

Use editor breadcrumbs

Editor breadcrumbs help you quickly understand where your caret is with regard to the structure of the current document as well as navigate that structure. With editor breadcrumbs enabled, you will always see the path from the root code element to the current caret position right in the editor.

JetBrains Rider: Editor breadcrumbs

To jump to a parent element in the source code, click the breadcrumb with its name. If you click the namespace element in a C#/VB.NET file, you will be able to navigate to all the files where this namespace is used.

By default breadcrumbs are shown at the bottom of the editor. To display them at the top or hide them altogether, right-click the breadcrumb bar and choose Breadcrumbs | Top or Breadcrumbs | Don't show.

You can also do that as well as configure in which languages and with which colors editor breadcrumbs should be displayed on the Editor | General | Breadcrumbs page of the Settings/Preferences Ctrl+Alt+S.

View code outside of the editor frame

You can hover the mouse over the scrollbar to view source code above or below the currently visible area:

JetBrains Rider: Viewing code outside of the editor frame

You can disable this behavior by clearing the Show code lens on scrollbar hover checkbox on the Editor | General | Appearance page of JetBrains Rider settings Ctrl+Alt+S.

With a single shortcut, you can jump in the editor to the declaration of a type or a function from any position within its body.

  1. Press Alt+Shift+[.

With the Next/Previous Member commands, you can quickly navigate between members and nested types in code files or between tags in markup files.

JetBrains Rider: Switcher popup

Locate current item in other views

When you select a file, type, member, or other code item in the editor or one of the tool windows, you can quickly locate it in another IDE component.

  1. Press Alt+F1 or select Navigate | Select In from the main menu. The Select Target popup shows up.

  2. Use the arrow keys or the mouse pointer to select the desired component. If your target is the Solution window, you can select the desired view:

    JetBrains Rider: Select Target popup

Locate current document in Solution/Assembly Explorer

This handy navigation feature lets you expand the tree in the Solution Explorer, auto-scroll and highlight the item corresponding to the current document. It is especially useful when you have a massive solution, or a limited screen area that forces you to shrink the Solution Explorer window to the limit.

  1. Press Alt+Shift+L.

  2. JetBrains Rider will bring up the Solution Explorer window to focus and show you the item there.

Last modified: 07 August 2020