CLion 2022.1 Help

Code Style. Python

Use this page to configure code style options for Python files. When you change these settings, the Preview pane shows how this will affect your code.

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 field, specify the number of spaces included in a tab.

Indent

In this field, specify the number of spaces to be inserted for each indent level.

Continuation indent

In this field, specify the number of spaces 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, 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, and so on) The right-hand pane shows the preview.

Alignment takes precedence over indentation options.

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 checkbox before you reformat the source code.

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 this area, specify the number of blank lines to be present in the specified locations.

Imports

This table lists actions to be performed when imports are optimized.

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Description

Other

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Description

Dict alignment

From the drop-down list, select the type of dict alignment:

  • Do not align: the dict's elements in sequential lines will be not aligned.

  • Align on colon: the dict's elements in sequential lines will be aligned against the colon.

  • Align on value: the dict's elements in sequential lines will be aligned against the value.

Add line feed at the end of file

Select this checkbox to add line feed character at the end of file.

Use continuation indent for

Select the Method call argument checkbox to use continuation indent for list of arguments and the Collections and comprehensions checkbox for multi-line collection literals and comprehensions. By default, the Method declaration parameters is selected, so that parameters within a method be indented using the continuation indent value. The value of the continuation indent is defined in the Tabs and Indents tab. If these checkboxes are not selected, then the indent value is used.

Set from...

Click this link to reveal the list of languages to be used as the base for the current language code style. 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.

Last modified: 20 January 2022