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Go to Type Declaration

Navigate | Go to Type Declaration
Ctrl+Shift+B

While the Go to Declaration command navigates you to the place where a symbol is declared, the Type Declaration command navigates to the declaration of the type of the currently selected symbol. For example, if you have a variable Foo myVar = new Foo(); and invoke this command on a usage of myVar, it will bring you to the declaration of the class Foo. If you invoke this command on a function, it navigates to the function's return type.

For variables of generic types, this command allows you to navigate to the generic type declaration as well as to declarations of all generic parameters. For example, suppose you have a type class MyGeneric<X, Y> and a variable of this type var myGeneric = new MyGeneric<Author, Book>();. Invoking this command on any usage of myGeneric, you will be able to choose the navigation destination between MyGeneric, Author, and Book classes.

You can invoke this command from the Solution Explorer, from the Structure window and other tool windows.

Navigate to the type of a symbol

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

  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+B or choose Navigate | Go to Type Declaration 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. If the command returns a single result, JetBrains Rider navigates directly there. In case of several declarations (for example, in a partial class), 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 Window icons.general.pin_tab.png, 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.

Last modified: 03 September 2020