In this area,
choose the code style scheme and change it as required.
Settings of a code style scheme are automatically applied every time CLion generates,
refactors, or reformats your code.
The code styles are defined at the project level and at the
IDE level (global).
At the Project level, settings are grouped under the Project
scheme, which is predefined and is marked bold. The Project style scheme applies to
the current project only.
You can copy the Project scheme to the IDE level, using the command
Copy to IDE....
At the IDE level, settings are grouped under the predefined
Default scheme (marked bold), and any other scheme created by the user by the command
Dulpicate (marked plain text). The global settings are used when the user doesn't
want to keep code style settings with the project and share them.
You can copy the IDE scheme to the current project, using the command
Copy to Project.... So doing, the following dialog box appears:
Clicking Yes results in overwring the project code style settings, clicking
No cancels the operation.
From this drop-down list, select the scheme to be used. The predefined schemes are
shown bold. The custom schemes, ones created as copies of the predefined schemes,
are in plain text. Next to each scheme it is written where the scheme is stored, for example, the
Default scheme is stored in the IDE, the Project scheme is stored
with the project.
Click this button to reveal the drop-down list of commands to you manage the schemes:
Copy to IDE...
Choose this command to copy the scheme settings to the IDE.
Choose this command to export the selected scheme to an xml file in the selected
Project and IDE
Choose this command to import the scheme of the selected type from the specified location:
Project and IDE
Copy to Project...
Choose this command to copy the scheme settings to be stored with a project.
Choose this command to create a copy of the selected scheme.
Choose this command to reset the default or bundled color scheme to the initial defaults
shipped with CLion. This command becomes available if only some changes have been done.
Choose this command to change the name of the selected custom scheme. Press
Enter to save changes, or Escape to cancel.
Default Indent Options
Use tab character
If this check box is selected, tab characters are used:
On pressing the Tab key
For code reformatting
When the check box is cleared, CLion uses spaces instead of tabs.
In this text box, specify the number of spaces included in a tab.
In this text box, specify the number of spaces (or tabs if the
Use Tab Character
check box is selected) to be inserted for each indent level.
Keep indents on empty lines
Use this check box to keep the same indentation on empty lines as on lines containing code when the Reformat Code command is used.
Detect and use existing file indents for editing
Use this check box to detect code style settings in the currently edited file on the fly. In this case, when you open a file in the editor,
indentation that was used in that file is preserved automatically. For example, if tabs were used for the indentation then in copy, paste or enter actions,
tabs are used. Also, note that if you use the Reformat Code command then CLion applies default code style settings and uses them in the editor.
If this check box is selected, the fragments of code between the line comments with the
formatting markers will not be reformatted but will preserve the original formatting.
After you select the check box, the fields below become available and you can specify the
character strings to be treated as formatting markers.
If the check box is cleared, the formatting markers will be ignored and the code between the
line comments with markers will be reformatted.
In this text box, specify the character string that will indicate the beginning of a code fragment
which you want to exclude from reformatting. Type a character string with the @ symbol
in preposition or leave the predefined value @formatter:off.
In this text box, specify the character string that will indicate the end of a code fragment which
you want to exclude from reformatting. Type a character string with the @ symbol in
preposition or leave the predefined value @formatter:on.
Select this check box to use regular expressions instead of specifying the formatting markers
explicitly. CLion matches formatter on/off markers using the regular expression specified
instead of the exact string.