CLion 2016.1 Help

Managing Tasks and Context

CLion provides facilities to set up your workflow according to the issue tracking procedure accepted in your team.

You can bind your account in an issue tracker to your project, and work on it in the discourse of tasks and contexts.

In this part:


Before you start working with tasks and contexts, make sure that Task Management plugin is enabled. The plugin is bundled with CLion and activated by default. If it is not, enable the plugin as described in the section Enabling and Disabling Plugins.


  • A task is an activity performed in CLion. Each task is identified by a task name.

    Normally, a task correlates with an issue in your issue tracking system. This correlation is set by using the desired issue ID as the task name. When you switch between tasks, CLion cleans your workspace, creates a changelist for the task, and loads a stack trace, if any.

    Alternatively, you can define a task yourself so it reflects an activity that is not registered in your issue tracker.

    Tasks are listed in the drop-down list on the toolbar. This drop-down list is available only when you have at least one opened issue from the tracker or a self-defined task. A tracker issue has the light-violet background colour until it is opened in CLion. After a tracker issue is opened in CLion its background colour changes to white. Self-defined tasks always have the white background colour.

  • A context is a set of files opened in the editor while working on a task or independently from it. You can switch between contexts by switching between tasks associated with them. Alternatively, you can save and clear contexts independently from any tasks.

Supported issue tracking systems

Currently CLion supports integration with the following issue tracking systems:

See Also

Last modified: 20 July 2016