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Code Places

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This topic describes the Code Places feature. This feature helps you find your way in large code bases and explore an unfamiliar code.


You can configure the Code Places feature in the Navigation | Code Places options page. See the Code Places Settings for more information.

How to Enable

Code Places is initially turned off. To enable it:

use the Navigation | Code Places options page;



the CodeRush Visualize toolbar.


Code Places Window

CodeRush displays type declarations (class, interfaces, delegates, enums), members of the corresponding type declarations (methods, properties, events), and regions contained in an opened cs., vb., ts. or js. file in the Code Places window. This window contains the following tabs:

File Places

Visualizes types and members for the opened file.

File Places


Displays types and members changed for the opened file.


Global History

Displays information about types and members changed in all files.



Displays favorite code places.



CodeRush stores information about edited members and types while the solution is open. You can reopen an edited file and see the members and types in the History and Global History tabs. Favorite code places are saved between sessions in the Favorites tab.

Code Places are fully synchronized with the code editor. When you change the code (add, remove or replace a member) CodeRush updates the code places list accordingly in the File Places tab.



You can use Collapse All/Expand All buttons in the Code Places window to collapse or expand all the code places and the corresponding members in the code editor.

Track Your Changes

CodeRush marks changed members with the “clock” icon. You can see the “clock” icon in File Places and History tabs once you make a change in an active file.


The “clock” icon brightness helps you understand how much time has passed since you changed a code place in a file. For example, the most bright colors have the last edited members.

Drag & Drop Support

The File Places tab of the Code Places window supports drag & drop to reorder members for the opened file. To change a member’s position, drag a member and drop it where you need it.


Open the Code Places window, and double-click the desired type member in the code places list. CodeRush moves the caret to the corresponding declaration and scrolls the view if necessary to show this code in the editor.


You can also navigate to a type member on a single click. Change the Navigate to the member setting to “Single click” on the Navigation | Code Places options page.


Open the Code Places window, hold the Alt key and click an item.


Filter Code Places

You can use the search field in each tab to find a specific member. CodeRush filters types and members as you type.


If you type uppercase characters, CodeRush searches for capitalized words within file names. Matched letters are blue.


Favorite Code Places

  1. Right-click a member in the File Places tab.

  2. Select Add to Favorites -> Add to new group in the invoked context menu.

  3. Enter a group name in the New Favorites Group dialog and press Enter.

CodeRush marks the favorite code place with a star icon and adds the code place to the newly created favorite group in the Favorites tab.


You can also add code places to different favorites groups.

Right-click a code place in the File Places tab, and select the desired group in the Add to Favorites sub menu.


Filter Favorites

You can use the search field in the Favorites tab to find favorite code places. CodeRush filters types and members as you type.


Manage Favorites

Remove Code Place from Favorites

Right-click a code place in the File Places or Favorites tab, and select Remove from Favorites item in the invoked context menu.


Rename Group

  1. Right-click a group and select Rename Group in the context menu.


  2. Enter a new group name in the “Rename Favorites Group” dialog and click Enter.


Remove Group

Right-click a group name and select the Remove from Favorites item.


This action also removes all code places in a group.

Sort Code Places

You can sort code places by kind, accessibility, alphabetically, or you can combine these sorting criteria. Use the Sort Code Places option in the Navigation | Code Places options page to configure code places sorting.