CLion 2018.2 Help

Code Style. Swift

File | Settings | Editor | Code Style | Swift for Windows and Linux
CLion | Preferences | Editor | Code Style | Swift for macOS
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Use this page to configure formatting options for Swift files. View the result in the Preview pane on the right.

Set from...

Click this link to reveal the list of languages to be used as the base for the current language code style. So doing, only the settings that are applicable to the current language are taken. All the other settings are not affected.

Click Reset to discard changes and return to the initial set of code style settings.

Tabs and Indents

Item

Description

Use tab character

  • If this checkbox is selected, tab characters are used:
    • On pressing the Tab key

    • For indentation

    • For code reformatting

  • When the checkbox is cleared, CLion uses spaces instead of tabs.

Smart tabs

  • If this checkbox is selected, the part of indentation defined by the nesting of code blocks, is made of the tabs and (if necessary) spaces, while the part of indentation defined by the alignment is made only of spaces.

  • If this checkbox is cleared, only tabs are used. This means that a group of spaces that fits the specified tab size is automatically replaced with a tab, which may result in breaking fine alignment.

The Smart Tabs checkbox is available if the Use Tab Character checkbox is selected.

Tab size

In this text box, specify the number of spaces included in a tab.

Indent

In this text box, specify the number of spaces (or tabs if the Use Tab Character checkbox is selected) to be inserted for each indent level.

Continuation indent

In this text box, specify the number of spaces (or tabs if the Use Tab Character checkbox is selected) to be inserted between the elements of an array, in expressions, method declarations and method calls.

Keep indents on empty lines

If this checkbox is selected, then CLion will keep indents on the empty lines as if they contained some code.
If this checkbox is cleared, CLion will delete the tab characters and spaces.

Spaces

Use this tab to specify where you want spaces in your code. To have CLion automatically insert a space at a location, select the checkbox next to this location in the list. The results are displayed in the Preview pane.

Wrapping and braces

In this tab, customize the code style options, which CLion will apply on reformatting the source code. The left-hand pane contains the list of exceptions (Keep when reformatting), and placement and alignment options for the various code constructs (lists, statements, operations, annotations, etc.) The right-hand pane shows preview.

Alignment takes precedence over indentation options.

Right Margin (columns)

Use the Hard wrap at field to specify a margin space required on the right side of an element. If you select Default option then a value of the right margin from the global settings is used.

Wrap on typing

Use the Wrap on typing settings to specify how the edited text is fitted in the specified Hard wrap at. You can select one the following options:

  • Default - in this case CLion uses the Wrap on typing option that is specified in the global settings.

  • Yes - in this case CLion uses the value specified in the Right Margin field.

  • No - in this case this option is switched off and a line can exceed the value specified in the right margin.

Visual guides

Use the Visual guides field to specify multiple right margins. You can leave a default value or enter the number of spaces for your margin. If you want to specify several margins, enter numbers separated by comma.

Keep when reformatting

Use the checkboxes to configure exceptions that CLion will make when reformatting the source code. For example, by default, the Line breaks checkbox is selected. If your code contains lines that are shorter than a standard convention, you can convert them by disabling the Line breaks check box before you reformat the source code.

Alignment options

Item

Description

Align when multiline

If this checkbox is selected, a code construct starts at the same column on each next line. Otherwise, the position of a code construct is determined by the current indentation level.

Align parenthesised when multiline

If this checkbox is selected, a parenthesised code construct starts at the column of the opening parenthesis each next line. Otherwise, the position of a code construct is determined by the current indentation level.

'else' on new line

Use this checkbox to have the corresponding statements or characters moved to the next line.

Special else if treatment

If this checkbox is selected, else if statements are located in the same line.

Otherwise, else if statements are moved to the next line to the corresponding indent level.

Indent case branches

If this checkbox is selected, the case statement is located at the corresponding indent level. Otherwise, case statement is placed at the same indent level with switch.

Braces placement options

Item

Description

Braces placement style

Use this drop-down list to specify the position of the opening brace in class declarations, function declarations and other types of declarations. The available options are:
  • End of line - select this option to have the opening brace placed at the declaration line end.

  • Next line if wrapped - select this option to have the opening brace placed at the beginning of the line after the multiline declaration line.

  • Next line - select this option to have the opening brace placed at the beginning of the line after the declaration line.

  • Next line shifted - select this option to have the opening brace placed at the line after the declaration line being shifted to the corresponding indent level.

  • Next line each shifted - select this option to have the opening brace placed at the line after the declaration line being shifted to the corresponding indent level, and have the next line shifted to the next indent level as well.

Force braces

From this drop-down list, choose the braces introduction method for if, for, while, and do () while statements. The available options are:

    Blank lines

    Use this tab to define where and how many blank lines you want CLion to retain and insert in your code after reformatting. For each type of location, specify the number of blank lines to be inserted. The results are displayed in the Preview pane.

    Item

    Description

    Keep Maximum Blank Lines

    In this area, specify the number of blank lines to be kept after reformatting in the specified locations.

    Minimum Blank Lines

    In the text boxes in this area, specify the number of blank lines to be present in the specified locations.
    Last modified: 27 November 2018