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Cycling Through All of the Object References in Visual Studio

You're thinking about making a change to that Transaction class but you're not sure how big an impact that change will have. One way to answer that question is to find all the places that the class is used.

Your first step is to click on the class name (and click on it in any place you find it, by the way). Then press Shift-F12 or right-click on it and pick Find All References. That opens a References window showing the statements that refer to your object (that window typically opens below your editor window).

As useful as that list of references is, I bet you really want to see the context of each of those lines to see how your object is used. Pressing F8 or Shift-F8 will take you to the "next" or "previous" reference; Double-clicking on any of the statements in the References list will take you directly to that statement.

Ctrl-Shift-Up Arrow and Ctrl-Shift-Down Arrow will also move you from one reference to another but, sadly, only within the current file.

Posted by Peter Vogel on 03/12/2019 at 12:15 PM


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