PyCharm 2021.2 Help

Reformat File dialog

The dialog appears when you press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+L in the editor of the current file. If you choose Code | Reformat Code from the main menu or press Ctrl+Alt+L, PyCharm tries to reformat the source code of the specified scope automatically.

For more details on how to reformat, or exclude files from formatting, refer toReformat and rearrange code.



Only VCS changed text

If this checkbox is selected, then reformatting will apply only to the files that have been changed locally, but not yet checked in to the repository.

This checkbox is only available for the files under version control.

Selected text

Choose this option to have the currently selected fragment of source code reformatted.

Whole file

Choose this option to have all the source code in the current file reformatted.

Optimize imports

Select this checkbox to remove unused import statements from the code within the selected scope.

Rearrange code

Select this checkbox to reorder your source code entries according to the configurations specified in the Arrangement tab of your Code Style settings.

Code cleanup

Select this option to run the code cleanup inspections. PyCharm finds and automatically fixes potentially problematic code fragments.


Click this button to start reformatting the source code within the specified scope.

Last modified: 14 September 2021