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PyCharm 2022.1 Release Candidate is now available

We are now on the final stage of the release cycle. The release candidate for PyCharm 2022.1 provides enhanced code insight for TypedDict, new tool support for frontend development, and improvements for working with Jupyter notebooks.

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Important: EAP builds are not fully tested and might be unstable.

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TypedDict support

We’ve enhanced the code insight for TypedDict types. Now PyCharm recognises it when you are creating TypedDict using dict literals and suggests code completion for key types.

PyCharm also suggests code completion options for the function parameters where TypedDict is expected.

PyCharm now properly recognizes forward references and Union types using the “|” operator used as TypedDict value types, providing code completion for key types.

User Experience

Updated Structural Search and Replace dialog

We’ve redesigned the Structural Search and Replace dialog to feature a list of all templates to make it easier to navigate between them.

Also, we’ve added a Pin Dialog icon in the upper-right corner of the Structural Search and Replace dialog and moved the Injected code and Match case checkboxes to the bottom of the Search template pane.

Evenly split tabs

You can now evenly distribute the working space among editor tabs so that they are the same width. To set this up, go to Settings / Preferences | Advanced Settings | Editor Tabs | Equalize proportions in nested splits.

UI improvements for the debugger

To maximize the usable space in the Debug tool window, we’ve hidden the tab labels by default. To make them visible again, or to customize their location, use the Show Tab Labels option in the Layout Settings or call it via Search Everywhere dialog (⇧⇧ / Shift+Shift) with the Debug tool window in focus.

Exporting UML diagrams to other formats

It’s now possible to export UML diagrams as yEd .graphml, JGraph .drawio, Graphviz .dot, Graphviz .dot with positions, Mermaid .md, Plantuml, and IDEA .uml files, which makes them compatible with third-party tools. To export, use the corresponding action from the context menu available via right-click.

New UI for inlay hints settings

We’ve implemented a new UI for Inlay Hints settings. It allows you to configure your preferences based on the type of hints you want the IDE to provide.

Editor

New Incorrect formatting inspection

We’ve implemented the Incorrect formatting inspection, which notifies the user if the current formatting of a file does not match the code style settings.

To turn on the inspection, go to Settings/Preferences | Editor | Inspections | General | Incorrect formatting.

Frontend development

ESM support for webpack configuration

From now on, webpack coding assistance will work with ES modules in your webpack.config.js files.

Support for Volta

PyCharm 2022.1 will get proper integration with Volta, a JavaScript tool manager. It will automatically recognize Yarn and npm installed using Volta.

Corepack support for Yarn and pnpm

Another thing that made it into this release is Corepack support. Corepack is an experimental Node.js tool that lets you use Yarn and pnpm without having to install them. If you want to give it a try, make sure you run corepack enable in the built-in terminal – the feature isn’t turned on by default. For more information, see the official documentation.

Improved Structure view

With the Structure view, you can examine your files and jump to their specific parts faster. In this release, we’ve made it simpler to examine JavaScript and TypeScript files. The symbols in a file are now presented in a more logical order. In addition, PyCharm will now show export icons next to exported symbols to make them easier to distinguish.

VCS

Define external diff and merge tools by file media type

PyCharm now allows specifying different external diff and merge tools based on the file type. To configure them, go to Settings / Preferences | Tools | Diff & Merge | External Diff Tools.

Suggested changes in pull request comments

It’s now easier to work with suggested changes in PyCharm. We’ve added the ability to apply or commit changes locally right in the IDE.

Accessibility improvements

We’ve introduced updates and fixes for PyCharm’s accessibility features to better accommodate the needs of our users.

To facilitate navigation in the Log tab, the screen reader now reads the names and descriptions of the branches’ trees. It provides a voice prompt to use ⌘L to navigate through other Log filters.

The accessibility support for macOS users has been improved. In this EAP build, we’ve resolved the VoiceOver issue that was causing multiple unnecessary repetitions of list elements. Additionally, VoiceOver can now read combo box lists, and we’ve fixed the incorrect positioning of the VoiceOver cursor when working on an external display.

Notable bug fixes:

  • Django: PyCharm now supports the pathlib module, so the IDE can set the correct path for the local settings. [PY-13911]

We look forward to getting your feedback on the new features. You can submit feedback via our issue tracker, Twitter, or in the comments section below.