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Tip 3.19: How to browse Find Symbol results

June 23, 2013

“Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio“, courtesy of ‘Sara Ford’

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The results of a Find Symbol or a Quick Find Symbol action appear in the Find Symbol Results window. Press Ctrl+Alt+F12 to bring up the Find Symbol Results window. The command is View.FindSymbolResults.

  • Press F8 to navigate to the next result, and press Shift+F8 to navigate to the previous result. The commands are Edit.GoToNextLocation and Edit.GoToPreviousLocation, respectively.
  • Press F12 within the Find Symbol Results window to jump to the definition for the symbol in the editor. The command is Edit.GoToDefinition.

Additionally, you can right-click the symbol to bring up the context menu and select Browse Definition to view the symbol in the Object Browser. This command is Edit.BrowseDefinition, in case you want to bind it to a keyboard shortcut.

Happy Programming! =)

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