JetBrains Rider 2020.1 Help

Highlight Usages in File

Edit | Find | Highlight Usages in File
Shift+Alt+F11

The editor automatically highlights usages of a symbol at caret, which is very convenient in short files and for locals in small contexts. However, this kind of highlighting does not always work well in larger contexts because the selection is only there as long as the caret stays at the symbol.

There is also a caret-independent highlighting that stays until you press Esc and applies different configurable colors to read and write access usages. You can toggle this highlighting for a single item or for several different items simultaneously, and then use shortcuts to jump between the highlightings.

Highlight usages in the current document

  1. Do one of the following:

    • To highlight usages of a symbol, set the caret at a declaration or a usage of this symbol.

    • To highlight usages of all types from an imported namespace, set the caret at the using directive (Imports statement in Visual Basic) of this namespace.

    • To highlight occurrences of a selected fragment, select this fragment.

  2. Press Shift+Alt+F11 or choose Edit | Find Usages | Highlight Usages in File from the main menu. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+Shift+A, start typing the command name in the popup, and then choose it there.

  3. JetBrains Rider highlights read usages with blue and write usages with red. The colors are configurable.
    If you started with a selection, found occurrences are highlighted the same way as for the Find command Ctrl+F.

  4. The highlights are also duplicated with blue and red markers on the error stripe on the right. Checking these markers may be helpful if not all highlights are visible on the current screen.
    To navigate between the highlighted items, choose Edit | Find | Find Next/Previous in the menu or press F3 / Shift+F3.
    When you finish examining the highlights, press Esc to remove them.

Usages of a symbol:

JetBrains Rider: Highlighting usages of a symbol in the current document

Usages of all types from an imported namespace:

JetBrains Rider: Highlighting usages of types form imported namespace

Occurrences of a selection:

JetBrains Rider: Highlighting usages of selected expression

Configure highlighting colors

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, select Editor | Color Scheme | General.

  2. Expand the Code node and configure the following items:

    • Identifier under caret
    • Identifier under caret (write)
Last modified: 5 June 2020