PyCharm 2019.2 Help

Rename Dialog for a Method

Refactor | Rename
Shift+F6


Use this dialog to rename a method.

In addition to renaming the method itself, PyCharm can also look for the usages of the method name. If found, the changes you are making to the method name can also be applied to these usages.

The usages are assigned to different categories which correspond to the options which you can turn on and off.

Note that regardless of the options selected, the search scope (places where you search for the name occurrences) is always limited to the current entity (for example, a file, or a class) and the entities that the current one depends on.

Item

Description

Rename <method> and its usages to

Specify a new name for the method.

Search in comments and strings

If this checkbox is selected, PyCharm will look for occurrences of the method name within comments and string literals in your source code files.

Search for text occurrences

If this option is on, PyCharm will look for occurrences of the method name in the files that don't contain source code. These may be the text files, properties files, HTML files, documentation files, and so on.

Scope

Use this option to set a scope for the Rename refactoring. For example, you can limit the refactoring to only recently changed files, or to only open files, and so on. You can also create a custom scope that you can either share or keep local.

Last modified: 14 October 2019