PhpStorm 8.0.2 Web Help

Viewing Usages of a Symbol

Using the Show Usages function, you can bring up a list of the usages of a symbol across the whole project. So doing, the pop-up window with the list of usages of a symbol features a toolbar with the following buttons:

Icon Shortcut Description
mergeUsages.png Ctrl+F Merge usages of the symbol from the same line.
showReadAccess.png Ctrl+R Show read access to the symbol.
showWriteAccess.png Ctrl+W Show write access to the symbol.
showImportStatements.png Ctrl+I Show usages in the import statements.
groupByFileStructure Ctrl+M If this button is pressed, the found usages show under the corresponding method nodes.
find.gif Alt+F7 Show search results in the Find Usages tool window.
settings.png Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F7 Open the Find Usages dialog box for the selected symbol where you can change the search options.

To view the usages of a symbol across the project

  1. Place the caret at the desired symbol in the editor.
  2. On the main menu, choose Edit | Find | Show Usages , or press Ctrl+Alt+F7. PhpStorm displays the Show Usages pop-up window which lists all occurrences of the symbol at caret.
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  3. Examine and analyze the detected occurrences of the symbol:
    • Use the toolbar buttons to present search results in the desired way.
    • To jump from search results to a line of source code, click the desired entry.
    • To close the list, press Escape.
  4. If necessary, customize the search options in the search options dialog box. To invoke the dialog box, do one of the following:
    • In the Show Usages pop-up window, click settings1.
    • Press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+F7.

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Last modified: 10 December 2014