JetBrains Rider 2021.2 Help

Structure window

With JetBrains Rider, you can navigate the structure of the current document using the Structure window, which greatly simplifies navigation in large files. The window is synchronized with the editor: as you switch to another editor tab, the window displays the structure of the corresponding file. To navigate through the file easily, preprocessor directives are hidden by default.

Right from the Structure window, you can access even more actions. To check the available commands, you can right-click any symbol.

JetBrains Rider: Structure window

Toolbar Controls




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Sort Alphabetically

Changes the structure view so that all symbols in the current document appear in the alphabetical order.

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Expand All/ Collapse All

Ctrl+NumPad +/ Ctrl+NumPad -

Expands/collapses all nodes in the current tab.

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Always Select Opened Element

When this button is pressed, items in the window are highlighted according to the position of the caret in the editor.

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Navigate with Single Click

When this button is pressed, the editor opens the file and scrolls it according to the items selected in the window.

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Show Preprocessor Directives

In C++, shows all preprocessor directives in the current file.

Title bar context menu and buttons

You can right-click the window title bar and use the context menu to configure its viewing mode, associate the window with a different tool window bar, or resize and hide the window.

You can also use the toolbar buttons:




Scroll from Editor

Automatically sets the focus on the object name in the Project view when the editor area is in focus.

Expand All

Ctrl+NumPad +

Expand all nodes in the current view.

Collapse all

Ctrl+NumPad -

Collapse all expanded nodes in the current view.

Hide tool window


Hide the tool window.

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

Last modified: 11 November 2021