Peek Definition in Visual Studio 2013 is now all about Ctrl + Click

Peek Definition in Visual Studio 2013 is now all about Ctrl + Click

Peek Definition” improves the overall developer productivity by displaying the code definition with in the same code window as an extended editor.  You can view the definition of any particular type by just selecting “Peek definition” from the context menu or just selecting short cut key “Alt+F12”. With the Visual Studio Power Productivity Tool, you can invoke the peek definition by just using Ctrl + Click

Consider there is a Student class and you want to view the definition of the class.

Peek Definition in Visual Studio 2013

Fig: select “Peek Definition” from context menu  to see the members definitions of “Student” class.
This will open a small extended windows with the definition of the selected members as shown in the following.

Fig: Definition of “Student” class showing in peek definition window.

With the power tools installed in your system, this task is much more simpler; which is nothing but pressing “Ctrl + click” on the types.


Fig:  Use Ctrl + Click for invoking the Peek Definition

Yes !! That all  – Simple Enough !  Install the power productivity tool and be a productive developer!

Well, till now I have covered following tips on Power Productivity tool 2013:

Hope this already gives you a good idea on what productivity tool can do for you and you must be looking forward for some more!! . Hence i will be suggesting the following,

Abhijit Jana

Abhijit runs the Daily .NET Tips. He started this site with a vision to have a single knowledge base of .NET tips and tricks and share post that can quickly help any developers . He is a Former Microsoft ASP.NET MVP, CodeProject MVP, Mentor, Speaker, Author, Technology Evangelist and presently working as a .NET Consultant. He blogs at , you can follow him @AbhijitJana . He is the author of book Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide.