PyCharm 2017.3 Help

Viewing Definition


Quick Definition Lookup makes it possible to view definition of a symbol (tag, class, method/function, field, etc.) in a pop-up window.

py quickDefinitionLookup

For markup languages, PyCharm retrieves definitions of symbols from the specified DTD or schema. For details, see XML.

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Viewing the definition of a symbol at caret

Do one of the following:

  • On the main menu, choose View | Quick Definition.
  • Press Ctrl+Shift+I.

Toolbar of the quick definition lookup

Use the icons on the toolbar of the pop-up window to navigate to the source code of the definition and view its usages.

IconKeyboard shortcutAction
arrowBack.png arrowForward.png Shift+Alt+Left
Navigate to the previous/next screen in the definition pop-up window after using hyperlinks in the definition.

On a macOS computer, you can also use the three-finger right-to-left and left-to-right swipe gestures.

editF4Open the source code of the definition for editing, and close the quick definition lookup window.
showDetailsCtrl+EnterOpen the source code of the definition, and preserve the quick definition lookup window opened.
Last modified: 28 March 2018

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