CLion 2022.3 Help

Definition and type definition

The Quick Definition popup shows you where and how a project symbol (class, method/function, field, etc) is defined:

Quick definition popup

View definition of a symbol at caret

  • Place the caret at a symbol in the editor and press Ctrl+Shift+I (or click View | Quick Definition in the main menu).

  • Alternatively, with the Ctrl key pressed, hover the cursor over any symbol. CLion displays the symbol as a link and shows its definition in a tooltip. Click this link to jump to the definition of the symbol.

You can open a definition in the Find tool window. To do so, click the Options icon in the top-right corner of the popup and click Open in Find tool window Open in Find Tool Window.

To open the source code of the definition for editing and close the popup, click the Options icon and then click Edit Edit Source (F4).

Quick definition popup options
Last modified: 24 September 2022