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Scheme

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:

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    Clicking Yes results in overwring the project code style settings, clicking No cancels the operation.

ItemDescription
SchemeFrom 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.
/help/img/idea/2017.1/cogwheel_black_with_arrow.pngClick this button to reveal the drop-down list of commands to you manage the schemes:
ItemDescriptionAvailable for
Copy to IDE...Choose this command to copy the scheme settings to the IDE.Project
Export...Choose this command to export the selected scheme to an xml file in the selected location:
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Project and IDE
Import Scheme...Choose this command to import the scheme of the selected type from the specified location:
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Project and IDE
Copy to Project...Choose this command to copy the scheme settings to be stored with a project. IDE
Duplicate...Choose this command to create a copy of the selected scheme.IDE
ResetChoose 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.IDE
RenameChoose this command to change the name of the selected custom scheme. Press Enter to save changes, or Escape to cancel.Custom schemes

Text files and unsupported file types

ItemDescription
Use tab character
  • If this check box is selected, tab characters are used:
    • On pressing the Tab key
    • For indentation
    • For code reformatting
  • When the check box is cleared, CLion uses spaces instead of tabs.
Smart tabs
  • If this check box 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.
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  • If this check box 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.
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The Smart Tabs check box is available if the Use Tab Character check box is selected.

Tab sizeIn this text box, specify the number of spaces included in a tab.
IndentIn 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.

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Last modified: 29 March 2017