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Go to Everything/Type

ReSharper | Navigate | Go to Everything / Type…
Ctrl+N
ReSharper_GotoType

This command combines two different features:

  • Go to Everything, which appears first, allows you to navigate to the following destinations: types, symbols, files, recent edits, recent files, and recently viewed methods. The list of suggestions appears as soon as you invoke this feature and initially includes your recent files and navigated items.
  • Go to Type allows you to navigate to any type.

Using these features you can search items in symbols and files in your entire solution as well as all assemblies referenced in the projects of your solution. Search results also include matching items from all assemblies that are currently loaded in the Assembly Explorer.

Note that this command works in global scope, i.e. you do not need to bring your focus to the editor to invoke it.

To navigate to everything or to a type

  1. In the main menu, choose ReSharper | Navigate | Go to Everything / Type… or press Ctrl+N.
  2. In the Enter type/symbol/file name pop-up 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. To switch to the Go to Type feature, click the menu command or press the shortcut once again. The Enter type name pop-up list appears where you can specify a type you are looking for.
  4. Select the Include library types check box or press Alt+N to display items from libraries referenced in the solution.
    By default, as long as your input matches with anything in your solution, only solution items are displayed. If your there are no matches for your input in the solution, ReSharper starts looking for matching library types automatically.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • Click on the desired item to open it in the editor.
    • Select the desired item by pressing UpArrow and DownArrow and the press Enter to open it in the editor.
    • To view and analyze the list of matched items in the Find Results window, click Show in Find Results go_to__show_in_find_results or press + on the numeric keypad.

If the item you navigate to belongs to the current solution, ReSharper opens the corresponding file in the editor and places the caret at the symbol declaration. If it is found in referenced libraries, ReSharper navigates according to the settings defined on the Tools | External Sources options page.

You can narrow down the list of items using CamelHumps. It is case-insensitive, so there is no difference between 'rtbf' and 'RTBF'. ReSharper always shows recently visited items at top of the list and highlights them in green.

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If you want to navigate to a type, for example, by its fully qualified name, type parts of the name and split them with spaces or dots. Consider the example below:
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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.
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To specify a line in the searched file, type it after a ':' (colon).

To disable the Go to Everything functionality and navigate to types only, clear the Enable 'Go to Everything' check box on the Environment | Search & Navigation options page.

This feature is supported in the following languages/technologies:

C# VB.NET C++ HTML ASPX Razor JavaScript TypeScript CSS XML XAML RESX Build Scripts
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The instructions and examples given here address the use of the feature in C#. For details specific to other languages, see corresponding topics in the ReSharper by Language section.

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Last modified: 30 June 2015