PyCharm 2020.3 Help

Structure tool window, File structure popup

  • View | Tool Windows | Structure
    Alt+7

    This tool window displays the structure of a file currently opened in the editor and having the focus, or selected in the Project tool window.

    For diagrams, this tool window shows the diagram preview.

  • Navigate | File Structure
    Ctrl+F12

    This popup displays the structure of a file, currently opened in the editor and having the focus.

Both views help quickly navigate through the file structure.

This section describes the buttons on the title bar of the tool window and the context menu options of the title bar. Turn these options on and off to have elements of certain types hidden or shown and configure the way they are presented.

The buttons on the title bar are common for all language contexts.

Title Bar

The buttons on the title bar are common for all language contexts.

Item Tooltip Description
Expand All Expand All Ctrl+NumPad + Click this button to have all the nodes in the tool window expanded.
Collapse All Collapse All Ctrl+NumPad - Click this button to have all the nodes in the tool window collapsed.
Show Options Menu Click this button to open the context menu and configure the appearance of the tool window, its viewing mode, and the way it presents the structure of the current file by turning the menu items on or off.
Hide tool window Shift+Escape

Hide the tool windowShift+Escape.

To hide all the tool windows, press Ctrl+Shift+F12.

Python

Icon Tooltip Description
img Sort Alphabetically Click this button to have the elements within a class sorted alphabetically.
img Show Inherited Click this button to display all the 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.
Icons nodes field Show Fields Click this button to have all fields (properties) shown in the tree.
Collapse All Collapse All Ctrl+NumPad - Click this button to have all the nodes in the tool window collapsed.
Expand All Expand All Ctrl+NumPad + Click this button to have all the nodes in the tool window expanded.
the Navigate with Single Click button Navigate with Single Click Click this button to enable automatic navigation to the line of source code that corresponds to the selected node when the focus switches to the editor.
the Always Select Opened Element button Always Select Opened Element Click this button to have PyCharm automatically move the focus in the Structure tool window to the node that corresponds to the code where the cursor is currently positioned in the editor.

HTML, XML

Icon Tooltip Description
the Sort Alphabetically button Sort Alphabetically Click this button to have the elements within a class sorted alphabetically.
HTML5 icon HTML5 Outline Click this button on to view HTML 5 outline of an HTML file:
html5_outline.png
Collapse All Collapse All Ctrl+NumPad - Click this button to have all the nodes in the tool window collapsed.
Expand All Expand All Ctrl+NumPad + Click this button to have all the nodes in the tool window expanded.
the Navigate with Single Click button Navigate with Single Click Click this button to enable automatic navigation to the line of source code that corresponds to the selected node when the focus switches to the editor.
the Always Select Opened Element button Always Select Opened Element Click this button to have PyCharm automatically move the focus in the Structure tool window to the node that corresponds to the code where the cursor is currently positioned in the editor.

JavaScript, TypeScript, CoffeeScript

Icon Tooltip Description
the Sort Alphabetically button Sort Alphabetically Click this button to have the elements within a class sorted alphabetically.
the Group Methods by Defining Type button Group Methods by Defining Type Click this button to have all the methods that override/implement the methods of a particular class/interface grouped under the node that corresponds to this class/interface.
the Show Fields button Show Fields Click this button to have all fields (properties) shown in the tree.
Show Inherited Show Inherited Click this button to display all the methods and fields inherited by the current class and accessible from it. The inherited members are displayed gray to tell them from the members defined in the current class.
Collapse All Collapse All Ctrl+NumPad - Click this button to have all the nodes in the tool window collapsed.
Expand All Expand All Ctrl+NumPad + Click this button to have all the nodes in the tool window expanded.
the Navigate with Single Click button Navigate with Single Click Click this button to enable automatic navigation to the line of source code that corresponds to the selected node when the focus switches to the editor.
the Always Select Opened Element button Always Select Opened Element Click this button to have PyCharm automatically move the focus in the Structure tool window to the node that corresponds to the code where the cursor is currently positioned in the editor.
Last modified: 09 December 2020