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Go to Declaration

Use this command to navigate to the declaration of a symbol from any symbol usage. You can invoke this command from the Solution Explorer, Structure, and other tool windows.

To navigate in the opposite direction (symbol usages) you can use the Go to Usages of Symbol command.

Navigate to a declaration of a symbol

  1. Place the caret at a symbol in the editor or select the symbol in the Structure tool window.

  2. Choose Navigate | Go to Declaration in the main menu, press Ctrl+B, or click the symbol while holding the Ctrl key.

  3. If the command returns a single result, JetBrains Rider navigates directly there. In case of multiple results, they will be listed in a drop-down where you can do one of the following:

    • Click the desired item to open it in the editor.

    • Select the desired item by pressing Up and Down and then press Enter to open it in the editor.

    • To view and analyze the list of matched items in the Find window, click Open in Find Tool Window , press Shift+Enter or + on the numeric keypad .

If the item you navigate to belongs to the current solution, JetBrains Rider opens the corresponding file in the editor and places the caret at the symbol declaration. If it is in referenced libraries, JetBrains Rider navigates according to the settings defined on the Tools | External Symbols page of JetBrains Rider settings Ctrl+Alt+S.

Invoke this command on declarations

As Go to Declaration (including its Ctrl-click access) is one of the most frequently used commands, JetBrains Rider streamlines your navigation experience letting you use this command in navigation scenarios related to usages of the declared symbol, so you can invoke Go to Declaration even if your caret is already at a symbol declaration to study symbol usages.

Last modified: 17 April 2024