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Rename Dialog for a Type or an Interface

Use this dialog to rename a type or an interface.

In addition to renaming the type or the interface itself, GoLand can also look for the usages of the type or the interface name. If found, the changes you are making to the type or the interface 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 type) and the entities that the current one depends on.



Rename <type or interface> and its usages to

Specify a new name for the type or the interface.

Search in comments and strings

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

Search for text occurrences

If this option is on, GoLand will look for occurrences of the type or the interface 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.


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: 23 March 2020