Naming convention is a set of rules intended to unify all the symbol names across a piece of code or a project. Each naming rule defines the suffix, prefix, capitalization and compound words spelling for a certain type of identifier.
Configure naming rules
Open the Naming Convention tab in .
For each symbol type, configure the suffix, prefix and general spelling style (
For example, you can use
'e_'as a prefix for enums,
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASEfor macros, and
camelCaseas the general setting:
To save the configured style for the current project only, select Project in the Scheme switcher.
CLion will take naming convention settings into account when performing:
quick-fixes that include code generation (like add parameter to constructor, change function signature according to call and others),
Inspect code for violations of the naming rules
You can check your code for consistency with the configured naming convention by using the Inconsistent Naming inspection. By default, this inspection is disabled - to turn it on, go to .
When enabled, this inspection highlights the symbols that violate naming rules and suggests quick-fixes to instantly change them:
Also, you can run this inspection separately to check the entire code base or a subset of files. For this, run Code | Inspect Code or invoke the Run Inspection by Name dialog (Ctrl+Shift+Alt+I) and search for Inconsistent Naming. The results will be listed in the Inspection Results tool window: