CLion 2022.1 Help

Create imports

When you reference a symbol that has not yet been imported, CLion helps you to locate the file (header, as a rule) which contains declaration (definition) of that symbol and adds it to the list of includes.

The import statement is added to the imports section, but the cursor does not move from the current position, and your current editing session does not suspend. This feature is known as the Import Assistant.

Import a missing header file

  1. Type a reference to a non-imported class or function.

  2. Press Alt+Enter.

    Cl auto import
  3. If there are multiple choices for auto import, select the desired option from the list:

    Cl autoimport options

You can configure the auto-import behavior for C/C++ and other languages in Settings / Preferences | Editor | General | Auto Import. See the reference page for details.

Auto-import settings

Last modified: 17 March 2022