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Hierarchy window

The Hierarchy window can display several types of hierarchical structures of your code:

Hierarchy of types

This view displays the hierarchy of types that includes members and the list of all subtypes and supertypes of a particular type. You can analyze the hierarchy and navigate to the declaration of any type by double-clicking it.

dotPeek: Type hierarchy. members preview

Toolbar Controls

ControlNameDescription
Themed icon refresh screen grayRefreshUpdates window content to reflect any changes made in the code or externally.
Themed icon base screen grayBase on ThisA selected type becomes the root of the hierarchy tree and the tree is rebuilt accordingly. The new base type is highlighted with bold.
Themed icon expand all screen gray Themed icon collapse all screen grayExpand All/ Collapse AllExpands/collapses all nodes in the current tab.
Themed icon up screen gray Themed icon down screen grayPrevious/ Next
Shift+F8/ F8
Navigate to the previous/next item and scrolls through the source code accordingly.
Themed icon preview toggle screen grayShow MembersHides or shows the preview pane in the position specified using the list (at the bottom or in the right part of the window).
Themed icon export screen grayExportClick this button to export the data currently displayed in the window in text format, or use the drop-down selector to export the data in XML or HTML format. The Export Data dialog that appears, will help you to save the data to a file or copy it to the clipboard.
Themed icon hierarchy screen grayClass HierarchyThis tree shows all subtypes and supertypes of the center type. The center type can be located anywhere in the tree, not necessarily at the root. You can select a different center type using the Base on This button Themed icon base screen gray, and the tree will be rebuilt accordingly.
Themed icon subtypes screen graySubtypes HierarchyThis tree shows all subtypes of the center type. The center type is positioned at the root of the tree.
Themed icon supertypes screen graySupertypes HierarchyThis tree shows all supertypes of the center type in ascending order (each child node is the supertype of its parent). The center type is positioned at the root of the tree.
Themed icon impl hierarchy screen grayImplementation HierarchyThis tree shows all descendants of the center type.
Themed icon leaf interface screen grayInterface LeavesThis tree shows leaves of the selected interface.
Themed icon exclude library element screen grayShow Elements From This SolutionHides symbols from external libraries.
Themed icon type layout alt screen grayShow on DiagramClick this button to display all the types shown in the window in the type dependencies diagram view.
Themed icon hierarchy screen grayReferenced ProjectsClick this button to display all project and assemblies referenced by the current project.
Themed icon subtypes screen grayReferencing ProjectsClick this button to display all project that reference the current project. The hierarchy is shown in ascending order (each child node is the project that reference its parent). The current project is positioned at the root of the tree.
Group byAllows grouping items in the window by different categories.
Themed icon all members screen grayAll Instance Members (preview pane)Displays all instance members in the preview pane.
Themed icon virtual members screen grayOnly Polymorphic Members (preview pane)Restricts the preview pane to displaying only polymorphic members of the selected hierarchy node.

Type dependency diagram

The type dependency diagram view allows you to visually study dependencies between types in your solutions. You can add any number of types from different projects or compiled assemblies and visualize different kinds of dependencies between them. For more information, see Explore type dependency diagram.

Type dependency diagram

Toolbar Controls

ControlNameDescription
Themed icon refresh screen grayRefreshUpdates window content to reflect any changes made in the code or externally.
Themed icon undo screen grayUndoClick this button to revert the changes in the view (adding and removing items) step by step.
Themed icon redo screen grayRedoClick this button to revert the last Undo operation.
Themed icon export screen grayExport to PNGClick this button to save the visible part of the diagram as a PNG image file.
Themed icon filter screen grayFilter DependenciesWith this drop-list, you can select what kinds of dependencies should be displayed between types on the diagram.

Assembly dependency diagram

The assembly dependency diagram helps you visually explore dependencies between compiled assemblies. For more information, see Explore assembly dependency diagram.

dotPeek: Assembly diagram

Toolbar Controls

ControlNameDescription
Themed icon undo screen grayUndoClick this button to revert the changes in the view (adding and removing items) step by step.
Themed icon redo screen grayRedoClick this button to revert the last Undo operation.
Themed icon export screen grayExport to PNGClick this button to save the visible part of the diagram as a PNG image file.

Hierarchy of references

This view helps you explore hierarchy of references for any assembly and track down all assembly dependencies. Recursive dependencies are detected and marked with a glyph to the right of a reference entry. For more information, see Explore hierarchy of references.

dotPeek: References hierarchy

Window tabs

When type or style hierarchies, or type dependency graphs open in the window, they are displayed in new tabs, which show up on the left. The previously open tabs move to the right if the width of the window allows, otherwise they unload themselves saving memory - but you can always restore them by clicking the arrow that appears to the right of the tabs and clicking the required tab:

Tool window tabs

To prevent a tab from unloading, click the pin icon Themed icon pin screen gray next to the tab title.

Last modified: 23 September 2021