Renewed File Structure in IntelliJ IDEA 11.1

Konstantin Bulenkov

We know that one of the most popular ways to navigate within a file is File Structure popup. We’ve recently redesigned it to make the navigation more comfortable. New File Structure is tree-based and shows everything in your file when you first invoke it with Control+F12.

The following short screencast should explain better what we did.

Did you notice you can use Show Quick Doc and Show Implementations action from File Structure popup?

You can already try it in the latest IntelliJ IDEA 11.1 EAP. Let us know what you think and we can improve it even further before 11.1 is shipped.

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5 Responses to Renewed File Structure in IntelliJ IDEA 11.1

  1. Mike says:

    February 21, 2012

    These nav improvements are great. Would totally love it if the anonymous class support in Navigate to Class was also added to Navigate to Symbol, where it seems like a natural fit.

    http://blogs.jetbrains.com/idea/2011/11/navigate-to-anonymous-classes-with-intellij-idea-11-eap-build-110291/

    http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-76466

  2. Victor says:

    February 22, 2012

    Sweet!

  3. Arno.Nyhm says:

    February 23, 2012

    it would be nice if you include in all screencasts the pressed keys/shortcuts as popups like:

    KeyCastr or key-mon

  4. Morten Møller says:

    July 27, 2012

    Anyway we can get the old file structure back?

    I have a framework which uses statemachines. Each state is represented by an inner class and each method represents events in the states. I could easily navigate the states/events before with the old file structure. But the new one here really screws it up for me 🙁

  5. Stas says:

    October 5, 2012

    On quick structure pop up I’d love to have more filters from Structure panel, i.e. showing/hiding non-public methods, fields and sorting option. Thanks for adding inherit and anon things.

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