PhpStorm 2023.3 Help

File structure

PhpStorm allows you to view and navigate the structure of a file in the Structure tool window and the Structure popup.

Highlighting changes in files

You can see the VCS status color hints in the Structure tool window and Structure popup if your project is under version control. It helps you track changes in files. The names of modified objects become blue, and the names of the newly added objects appear in the tool window highlighted in green.

Structure popup

The popup provides less information than the tool window, but it allows you to navigate the structure faster due to the Narrow down on typing option.

  1. Open a file in the editor and in the main menu, go to Navigate | File Structure or press Ctrl+F12.

  2. In the popup, start typing the name of the element that you want to find. You can also use wildcards. The IDE will narrow down the search results as you type.

  3. You can additionally narrow down your search results by using the checkboxes in the popup. To change the sorting, click and select the necessary option.

  4. Press Enter or click an item to close the popup and navigate to the selected element in the editor.

    Structure popup
Inherited members

Displays all methods and fields inherited by the current class and accessible from it. The inherited members are displayed gray to distinguish them from the members defined in the current class.

Anonymous Classes

Displays inner anonymous classes in the tree view.

Lambdas

Displays all lambdas in the tree.

Alphabetically

Sorts elements within a class alphabetically.

By Visibility

Sorts items by their visibility in the following order: public - protected - package local - private.

Narrow down on typing

Hides irrelevant items as you type. When this option is disabled, the IDE highlights all items that match your search query without hiding irrelevant items.

Structure tool window

  1. Open a file in the editor or select it in the Project tool window.

  2. In the main menu, go to View | Tool Windows | Structure or press Alt+7.

  3. In the tool window, start typing the name of the element that you want to find. You can also use wildcards. The IDE will highlight the search results as you type.

  4. You can additionally narrow down your search results or sort the items in the tool window by using the options located under .

    Structure tool window

View options

Sort

Alphabetically

Sorts elements within a class alphabetically.

By Visibility

Sorts the items by their visibility in the following order: public - protected - package local - private.

Show

Anonymous Classes

Displays inner anonymous classes in the tree view.

Inherited

Displays all methods and fields inherited by the current class and accessible from it. The inherited members are displayed gray to distinguish them from the members defined in the current class.

Lambdas

Displays all lambdas in the tree.

Show Constants

Displays constants in the tree.

Show Includes

Displays all files included through include or require statements in the tree.

Show Private Members

Displays private class members in the tree.

Show Properties

Displays all properties in the tree.

Show Protected Members

Displays protected class members in the tree.

HTML Outline

(Only for HTML files) Displays HTML 5 outline of an HTML file

DDL statements

(Only for SQL files) Displays only DDL statements (for example, CREATE, ALTER, DROP, and other statements).

DML statements

(Only for SQL files) Displays only DML statements (for example, SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, and other statements).

Select statements

(Only for SQL files) Displays only SELECT statements.

Other

(Only for SQL files) Displays only statements that do not fall under the previous categories.

Group

Group Methods by Type

Groups all methods that override or implement the methods of a particular class or interface under the node that corresponds to this class or interface.

Group by type

(Only for SQL files) Group statements by their type (for example, DDL statements, DML statements, SELECT statements, and Other).

Show members in the Project tool window

  • In the Project tool window Alt+1, click Options in the title bar and select Tree Appearance | Show Members.

    Show class members in the Project tool window: OFF
    Show class members in the Project tool window: ON
Last modified: 20 February 2024