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2 months ago

⭐ Goto Preview

A small Neovim plugin for previewing native LSP's goto definition, type definition, implementation, declaration and references calls in floating windows.

🚀 Showcase

🔗 References


Make sure you use Neovim 0.5.1 or GUIs like Goneovim and Uivonim.

There is a bug in Neovim 0.5 that prevents the correct positioning of more than one preview window.

📦 Installation


use {
  config = function()
    require('goto-preview').setup {}


Plug 'rmagatti/goto-preview'

" Then at some later point (outside of the plug block):
:lua require('goto-preview').setup {}

⚙️ Configuration


require('goto-preview').setup {
  width = 120; -- Width of the floating window
  height = 15; -- Height of the floating window
  border = {"↖", "─" ,"┐", "│", "┘", "─", "└", "│"}; -- Border characters of the floating window
  default_mappings = false; -- Bind default mappings
  debug = false; -- Print debug information
  opacity = nil; -- 0-100 opacity level of the floating window where 100 is fully transparent.
  resizing_mappings = false; -- Binds arrow keys to resizing the floating window.
  post_open_hook = nil; -- A function taking two arguments, a buffer and a window to be ran as a hook.
  post_close_hook = nil; -- A function taking two arguments, a buffer and a window to be ran as a hook.
  references = { -- Configure the telescope UI for slowing the references cycling window.
    telescope = require("telescope.themes").get_dropdown({ hide_preview = false })
  -- These two configs can also be passed down to the goto-preview definition and implementation calls for one off "peak" functionality.
  focus_on_open = true; -- Focus the floating window when opening it.
  dismiss_on_move = false; -- Dismiss the floating window when moving the cursor.
  force_close = true, -- passed into vim.api.nvim_win_close's second argument. See :h nvim_win_close
  bufhidden = "wipe", -- the bufhidden option to set on the floating window. See :h bufhidden
  stack_floating_preview_windows = true, -- Whether to nest floating windows
  preview_window_title = { enable = true, position = "left" }, -- Whether to set the preview window title as the filename

The post_open_hook function gets called right before setting the cursor position in the new floating window. One can use this to set custom key bindings or really anything else they want to do when a new preview window opens.

The post_close_hook function gets called right before closing the preview window. This can be used to undo any custom key bindings when you leave the preview window.

⌨️ Mappings

There are no mappings by default, you can set default_mappings = true in the config to make use of the mappings I use or define your own.


nnoremap gpd <cmd>lua require('goto-preview').goto_preview_definition()<CR>
nnoremap gpt <cmd>lua require('goto-preview').goto_preview_type_definition()<CR>
nnoremap gpi <cmd>lua require('goto-preview').goto_preview_implementation()<CR>
nnoremap gpD <cmd>lua require('goto-preview').goto_preview_declaration()<CR>
nnoremap gP <cmd>lua require('goto-preview').close_all_win()<CR>
nnoremap gpr <cmd>lua require('goto-preview').goto_preview_references()<CR>

Custom example

vim.keymap.set("n", "gp", "<cmd>lua require('goto-preview').goto_preview_definition()<CR>", {noremap=true})

📚 Custom Options

The close_all_win function takes an optional table as an argument.

Example usage:

require("goto-preview").close_all_win { skip_curr_window = true }

Window manipulation

One can manipulate floating windows with the regular Vim window moving commands. See :h window-moving. Example:

Supported languages

Goto Preview should work with LSP responses for most languages now! If something doesn't work as expected, drop an issue and I'll be happy to check it out!

Note: different language servers have potentially different shapes for the result of the textDocument/definition, textDocument/typeDefinition, textDocument/implementation and textDocument/declaration calls. Until more are added one can pass in custom responses through the lsp_configs config value. Just follow the same pattern returning two values, a target (string) and a cursor_position ({line_num, col_num}). The data parameter is the [1] of the LSP's result of the definition/implementation calls and is what gets passed into the custom get_config function.

Tested with

NVIM v0.5.0-dev+7d4f890aa
Build type: Release
LuaJIT 2.1.0-beta3