IntelliJ IDEA 13.1 Web Help

Once built , hierarchies can be brought up for close examination in the Hierarchy tool window.

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To show the Hierarchy tool window, do one of following


The Hierarchy tool window is not shown when there are no hierarchies to display. You have to build hierarchies first.

Refer to Building Class Hierarchy , Building Call Hierarchy, and Building Method Hierarchy to learn how to build hierarchies.

  • On the main menu, choose View | Tool Windows | Hierarchy.
  • Use Alt+8Alt+8Alt+8Alt+8Alt+8Alt+8Alt+8Alt+8Alt+8Command 8Command 8Command 8 keyboard shortcut.
To navigate between the tabs of the Hierarchy window, do one of the following
  • Right-click the currently displayed tab, and choose Select Next Tab/Select Previous Tab on the context menu.
  • Use the Alt+RightAlt+RightAlt+RightAlt+RightAlt+Right, Ctrl+X, N or Ctrl+X, OAlt+Right or Ctrl+Shift+F6Alt+RightCtrl+Page DownCtrl+F6, Ctrl+Alt+Left or Ctrl+Page DownShift Command Close Bracket or Control RightControl RightCommand F6 or Alt Command Right and Alt+LeftAlt+LeftAlt+LeftAlt+LeftAlt+Left or Ctrl+X, PAlt+Left or Ctrl+F6Alt+LeftCtrl+Page UpCtrl+Shift+F6, Ctrl+Alt+Right or Ctrl+Page UpShift Command Open Bracket or Control LeftControl LeftShift Command F6 or Alt Command Left keyboard shortcuts.
  • Click the currently displayed tab, and choose the next tab to display.


To toggle between views, use the toolbar of the Hierarchy tool window

Toggling between views means showing ascending or descending hierarchy (callee vs. caller methods, parent vs. children classes etc.)

  • Click hierarchyClassSupertypes to show caller methods, or supertypes.
  • Click hierarchyClassSubtypes to show callee methods, or subtypes.

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