PrerequisitesIn the Python files, PyCharm recognizes the documentation comments represented as Python docstrings.
Before you start, make sure that epytext or reStructuredText is selected in the Python Integrated Tools page.
Also note that PyCharm captures custom roles from conf.py. When configuring the directory that contains *.rst files, point to the directory with conf.py (Python Integrated Tools | Path to the directory with *.rst files).
In languages files, PyCharm creates stubs of documentation comments on typing the opening tag and pressing EnterEnter.
If this feature applies to a function, PyCharm generates tags, depending on the selected docstring format:
- For reStructuredText: :param tags for each parameter declared in the function signature, and :return tag.
- For Epytext: @param tags for each parameter declared in the function signature, and @return tag.
If configured, the documentation comment stubs can be generated with type and rtype tags.
When you create additional tags, PyCharm provides code completion that suggests the possible tag names.
Documentation comments in your source code are available for the Quick Documentation Lookup and open for review on pressing Ctrl+QCtrl+Q.