JetBrains Rider 2023.3 Help

Search Everywhere

Use this command to navigate to the following destinations: types, symbols, files, recent files, textual occurrences, actions, tool windows, run configurations, preferences, Git branches, commits, tags, messages, and so on. The list of suggestions appears as soon as you invoke this feature and initially includes your recent files.

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Press Control+N, G.

    • Press Shift twice.

    • Click Find in the upper-right corner of the Rider window.

  2. In the Search Everywhere list that appears, start typing the item name. As you type, the list of items narrows down, suggesting names that match the entered substring.

  3. If you have too many matches, use the tabs at the top of the popup or corresponding shortcuts to only see items of specific kinds:

    • Files: Control+Shift+N

    • Symbols: Control+Alt+Shift+N

    • Actions (and settings): Control+Shift+A

    • Text: Control+Alt+Shift+E

  4. Select the Include non-solution items checkbox or press Control+N, G to display items from libraries referenced in the solution.

    By default, as long as your input matches something in your solution, only solution items are displayed. If there are no matches for your input in the solution, JetBrains Rider starts looking for matching library types automatically.

  5. To specify which kinds of items JetBrains Rider should search, click Settings and configure the search scopes.

  6. Select the desired item. Depending on its kind, JetBrains Rider will open the symbol in the editor, execute the action or open the settings page.

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 Control+Alt+S.

Search for items with compound names

Case-insensitive CamelHumps is supported here: for example, you can type "ch" instead of "ColorHelper".

Search by fully-qualified names

If you want to navigate to a type or member by its fully-qualified name, type parts of the name and split them with spaces or dots. Consider the example below:

JetBrains Rider: Navigating to type

Search for exact matches

If you want to search for an exact match, use quotes: looking up "Collection" will return Collection but will not return FilteredCollection, IterateCollection(), and so on. However, while using exact search to filter out compound names, you can still use wildcard symbols * and ? to allow exactly as much variation as you need.

Search textual occurrences

By default, navigation to text is integrated into Search Everywhere — JetBrains Rider will show textual occurrences matching the query string at the bottom of the result list, after all matching types, symbols, and files. Switch to the Text tab to show only textual matches and ignore other results. You can disable this behavior by clearing Show text search results in Search Everywhere on the Advanced page of JetBrains Rider settings .

You can also start textual search by pressing Control+Alt+Shift+E or choosing Navigate | Text... from the menu.

Generalize the search query

You can also use wildcards when specifying the name: '*' (asterisk) represents zero or more characters; '+' (plus), ':' (semicolon), '.' (dot), and '\' (backslash) separate parts of the type's fully qualified name.

Calculate mathematical expressions

In the All tab of the popup, you can also calculate mathematical expressions and then press Enter to copy the result to the clipboard:

JetBrains Rider. Calculator in 'Search everywhere'

You can use basic arithmetic operators — +, -, *, /, as well as ^ for power — and basic math functions: sqrt(), sin(), cos(), tan().

Last modified: 11 December 2023