Navigate Quickly

Move about your code with newfound easeā€”to any file, method, symbol, or reference in your projects and solutions. Get anywhere from anywhere. Let Visual Assist remember where everything is.

Open File in Solution

Find and open files in your solution fast with a powerful dialog that supports filtering.

Open a list of all files in a solution, and optionally include all open files and windows. Shrink the list with path filters, multiple match strings, and negative filters. Click a column heading to sort. Shift+Click and Ctrl+Click to open multiple files.

Find and open files in your solution fast with a powerful dialog that supports filtering


Find Symbol in Solution

Find symbols in your solution quickly with a powerful dialog or drop-down in the VA View.

Open a list of all symbols in your solution, and optionally include all symbols in 3rd party libraries. Shrink the list with prefixes, multiple match strings, and negative filters. Select a symbol, and find its references or jump to its implementation.

Find symbols in your solution quickly with a powerful dialog

Open a context menu in the dialog to set advanced options.

Open a context menu in the dialog to set advanced options


Find References

Find references faster and with more options using Visual Assist.

Open a list of references to the current symbol, or to a symbol in any tool window of Visual Assist. Read and write access are differentiated in the results using light blue and pink by default.

Find References

Clone the results to find references to other symbols without losing your original set.

Clone the results to find references to other symbols without losing your original set

Open the context menu in the results window to filter results and set advanced options.

Open the context menu in the results window to set advanced options


Goto

Goto definitions and declarations from, and to, more places using Visual Assist.

Jump where you need to be using the default shortcut (Alt+G) or Go button, from within comments, into frameworks that support code-behind, and into source files outside your projects.

Goto definitions and declarations from, and to, more places using Visual Assist


Goto Related

Goto locations related to the current symbol.

Jump to more places using the default shortcut for Goto Related (Shift+Alt+G). Locations vary with type of symbol, but may include definition of a type, base classes, base methods, derived classes, constructors, and overridden methods.

Goto locations related to the current symbol


Goto Member

Goto members of the current symbol.

Browse members of a class, or "members" of other data structures, such as enums, namespaces, and structs. Browse via a dialog that supports filtering.

Goto members of the current symbol


List Methods in File

Find and jump quickly to any method or class in the active document.

Use the Down Arrow in the VA Navigation Bar, or the default shortcut Alt+M, to see a list of all classes and methods in the current file. Filter the list using multiple match strings, and jump where you need to be.

Find and jump quickly to any method or class in the active document.


Move Scope

Move to next and previous scopes in the active document.

Use the tiny arrows in the VA Naviation Bar to move to the next, and previous, methods and scopes in the active document. Assign shortcuts for faster access.

Move to next and previous scopes in the active document.


Find by Context

Find next and previous references of any symbol by context.

Find the next reference of any symbol, skipping like-named symbols found with F3. Use buttons in the Visual Assist toolbar, or assign shortcuts for faster access.

Find next and previous references of any symbol by context.


Open Corresponding File

Switch quickly between related files.

Open quickly the file that is most related to the active document. In C/C++, that typically means the corresponding header or cpp file. In C#, the designer and code-behind files, or aspx and source. Use a toolbar button, or the default shortcut Alt+O.

Switch quickly between related files


VA Navigation Bar

Glance to know your current context, and that of the current symbol.

Glance at the VA Navigation Bar to determine your current scope, to a degree more detailed than that of the IDE navigation bar. Visual Assist is specific to the class, method, and language construct. For language constructs such for(), if() and while(), the right portion of the VA Navigation Bar includes the condition of the statement.

Glance to know your current context, and that of the current symbol


Navigate among files, not just within a file.

Navigate back and forward in your code much like you do with an Internet browser, to and from more places than the navigation commands in the IDE. Visual Assist extends navigation among files. If you navigate into file B, return quickly to your location in file A.


Highlight Current Line

Locate easily your place in your code, with more options and better clarity using Visual Assist.

Highlight using background color, or thin frame that does not obscure text and special characters.

Highlight Current Line