Press middle button on your mouse to go to definition.

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by Michael Terhaar | March 11 2016

Works great! If you have a forward and back button on your mouse you can move through the code without touching the keyboard!

by Tomlord | October 06 2015

Exactly what I needed. Simple and 100% working

by pitysoft | July 21 2015

by fredrik.redin | April 12 2015

What a great little extension, and exactly what I was looking for. 5 stars! Thankyou!

by DevMan33 | October 20 2014

Works great as advertised.

Feature Request:
When going to the definition, would it be possible to toggle the dropdown of that function so the code is viable? Currently, I go the the definition and then always have to click on the "+" to expand the window to view my code.


by Fahimeh Pashaei | September 19 2014

I work with it on VS 2013, and its just great! Thanks!

by norachuga | February 15 2014

Can't live without this extension. Imagine if you could no longer middle-click links to open new tabs in your browser: that's what life without this extension is like.

by ant.tsal | November 21 2013

by Corrupted Mindz | September 28 2013

by ScruffyDuck | October 23 2012

Works as advertized on VS2012 Professional

by Emdadgar2 | October 22 2012

Good idea but not working perfect on vs 2012/asp.net/r#7 when you want view a definition on another solution

by Viper | October 22 2012

Works as advertised

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  • Will this be updated for VS 2015?
    5 Posts | Last post August 13, 2015
    • Will this be updated for VS 2015?
    • It would be great to have this working on VS 2015, I find it extremely useful!
    • Also, it might be even more useful in VS 2015 to use "Peek Definition" instead of "Go to definition" (and more consistent with browser like behavior of opening in a new tab, though here it's more like a popup). 
      That would be so incredibly useful I'm willing to spend some time on trying to implement it, though it would probably take me much more time than the person who originally developed this extension (I'm aware of the source code bitbucket but it would take some time to get into it).
    • My current (partial) workaround is to use the "Productivity Power Tools 2015" extension - it assigns Control + click to peek/go to definition (defaults to peek - the behavior can be changed by a settings). Also, it assigns, by default, the middle mouse button for auto-scroll (though I disabled it), so I guess middle-click would probably not be a viable alternative even if the feature was requested.
    • I created a fork of this extension a while back that allows for both Peek & Go To: 
      The default is middleclick for Go To and ctrl+middleclick for Peek, but the settings are configurable.
  • Update for VS2013?
    3 Posts | Last post February 14, 2014
    • Think you can post an update for VS2013? 
    • I grabbed your source from the other discussion but wasn't able to upgrade it myself.
    • Extension is now available for Visual Studio 2013. Thanks to norachuga, who volunteered to test it!
  • Open in new tab window:
    2 Posts | Last post December 08, 2013
    • Hello,
      I would like to have an option for this extension where I can opt to have it open in a new tab window, kind of like how the Chrome browser works when you middle click a link. 
      If you do not like this idea, is there any chance you could give me the source code to your extension so that I can add this feature for myself? 
    • Hello, Kelsie!
      Sorry for it took me so long to answer your question. I'm afraid I'm not interested in adding such a behaviour. You can grab the source code from here: https://bitbucket.org/lenant/middleclicktodefinition, if you want to do it yourself.
      Thanks for using my extension!