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Hierarchy Tool Window

View | Tool Windows | Hierarchy

Use this tool window to analyze and navigate through hierarchies of classes .

The contents of the tool window are not automatically updated as you navigate through the source code or switch between the editor tabs.

The tool window shows the results of the latest hierarchy command and is updated when you run the next hierarchy command, unless the tab with one of the previously built hierarchies is pinned .

Toolbar buttons

ItemDescriptionAvailable In
hierarchyClassButtonWhen this button is pressed, the hierarchical tree shows both the parent and child classes of the selected class, which is marked with an arrow hierarchyClassArrow in the tree of results. Class hierarchies

When this button is pressed, the tool window shows all classes that extend the selected class.

Class hierarchies
Call hierarchies

When this button is pressed, the tool window shows the hierarchy of each supertype of the current class.

Class hierarchies
Call hierarchies
sortAlphabeticallyWhen this button is pressed, the elements within a tree are sorted alphabetically.All hierarchies
ScopeUse this drop-down list to limit the scope of the current hierarchy:
  • Project - RubyMine traces usages of the method across the project.
  • Test - RubyMine traces usages of the method across the test classes.
  • All - RubyMine traces usages of the method across the project and the libraries.
  • This class - the scope is limited to the current class.

In addition to the pre-configured scopes, you can define your own one: select Configure from the drop-down list, and define the required scope in the Scopes dialog box that opens.

Call hierarchies

In a method hierarchy, the tree-views of the following classes are available:

  • add - where this method is defined.
  • delete - where this method is not defined, but defined in the superclass.
  • exclamationMark - where this method should be defined, because the class is not abstract.
refreshIf you made any changes of the classes or the class structure, they become visible in the Hierarchy tool window only after you press this button.All hierarchies
autoScrollToSourceToggle the Autoscroll to source mode. When the button is pressed, every time the node is focused, the corresponding line of source code is highlighted in the editor.All hierarchies
pin.pngWhen this button is pressed, the current tab will not be overwritten; instead, the results of the next command will be displayed in a new tab. All hierarchies
exportToTextFileClick this button to export a hierarchy into a text file in the specified location.All hierarchies
closeClick this button to close the selected tab of results.All hierarchies
icon helpClick this button to show reference page.All hierarchies
Last modified: 4 April 2018

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