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Creating Imports

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Overview

When you reference a class that has not been imported, CLion helps you locate this file and add it to the list of includes . You can import a single class or an entire package, depending on your settings.

The import statement adds to the imports section, but the cursor does not move from the current position, and your current editing session does not interrupt. This feature is known as the Import Assistant.

The same possibility applies to the XML files. When you type a tag with an unbound namespace, import assistant suggests to create a namespace and offers a list of appropriate choices.

Importing missing header files

If you know that a class or function exists in your project or in a standard C/C++ library, use it in your code.

To import a header file, follow these steps:

  1. Type a reference to a non-imported class or function.
  2. Press Alt+Enter. If there are multiple choices, select the desired import from the list.
    Auto import

Importing an XML namespace

To import an XML namespace, follow these steps:

  1. Open the desired file for editing, and start typing a tag. If a namespace is not bound, the following prompt appears:
    unboundNameSpace1.png
  2. Press Alt+Enter. If there are multiple choices, select the desired namespace from the list.
    unboundNameSpace2.png

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Last modified: 7 May 2015