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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 tab caption corresponds to the built type specified in CMake settings.

CMake tool window


Tooltip and shortcut


App actions refresh

Reload CMake Project

Click this button to reload the CMake project.

App 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.

App file types config

Open CMakeCache file

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

App general gear plain

Click this button to expand the drop down menu:

App 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.

App actions previous occurence


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

App actions next occurence


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

App actions toggle soft wrap

Use Soft Wraps

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

App run configurations scroll down

Scroll to the end

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

App general print


Click this button to print the output.

App actions gc

Clear All

Click this button to clear all the messages.

Last modified: 20 February 2023