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Generating Definitions

When a function's declaration exists in a class or a namespace but has no implementation yet, you can create definition (implementation) for that function using the Generate definition feature.

Generating function's definition

To generate the function's definition:

  1. In the editor, place caret at the desired position.
  2. To access the Generate definition action, do one of the following:
    • On the main menu, choose Code | Generate or press Alt+Insert. In the dialog that opens select the Generate Definitions option.
    • Right-click the mouse and select Generate from the context menu. In the dialog that opens select the Generate Definitions option.
    • Press Ctrl+Shift+D.
      cl GenerateDefinitionsPopup
  3. In the dialog box that appears, select the functions to generate definition for.
    cl generateDefinitionsDialog
  4. Click OK to apply.
  5. The function's definition appears starting from the caret position. In case when the caret is placed inside a class, the functions body is added to the existing declarations.
Last modified: 29 November 2017

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