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Go to Declaration

Navigate | Declaration or Usages

This command allows you to navigate to the declaration of a symbol from any symbol usage. You can invoke this command from the editor, from the Structure window and other tool windows.
To navigate in the opposite direction (symbol usages) you can use the Go to Usages of Symbol command.

If you navigate from a usage of a method or a property, which is declared in an interface, the command will get you not to the interface itself, but to the exact implementation that is used.

To 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 F12, or click the symbol holding the Ctrl key.

  3. If the symbol has only one declaration, JetBrains Rider will navigate to it directly.

  4. If the symbol several declarations (e.g. it is a partial class), they are listed in the drop-down list. 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 Results window, click Open in Find Window icons general pin tab svg, 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 found in referenced libraries, JetBrains Rider decompiles the corresponding assembly and locates the symbol in the decompiled file.

Invoking the command on symbol 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: 18 October 2019