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CMake tool window

View | Tool Windows | CMake

In this tool window, you can explore CMake output messages, errors and warnings. The tabs of the tool window caption correspond to the generated built types as defined in CMake settings dialog.


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Icons actions refresh

Reload CMake Project

Click this button to reload the CMake project.

Icons actions suspend

Stop CMake Project Reload

Click this button to cancel the process of CMake project reload. The button is grayed-out when there is no active reload running.

Icons file types config

Open CMakeCache file

Click this button to open the CMakeCache.txt file in the editor.

Icons general gear plain

Click this button to expand the drop down menu:

Icons general settings

CMake Settings

Select this option to open the CMake Settings dialog box.

Icon edit folder 2x

Change Project Root

Select this option to change the project root directory

Show Generated Files in ...

Select this option to locate the generated files in your OS file system viewer (e.g. Explorer for Windows or Finder for macOS).

Icon force refresh 2x

Reset Cache and Reload Project

Click this button to reset the CMake cache and reload a project.

Icons actions previous occurence


Click this button to navigate to the previous error or warning.

Icons actions next occurence


Click this button to navigate to the next error or warning.

Icons actions toggle soft wrap

Use Soft Wraps

Click this button to turn the soft wrap mode for the output on or off.

Icons run configurations scroll down

Scroll to the end

Click this button to go to the last error or warning.

Icons general print


Click this button to print the output.

Icons actions gc

Clear All

Click this button to clear all the messages.

Last modified: 16 June 2021