CLion 2019.2 Help

Override Functions

You can override any function of a parent class by generating necessary code from a predefined template. CLion creates a stub that contains a call to the function of the superclass, leaving the developer with the task of providing some meaningful source code in the method's body.

Override a method of a superclass

  1. On the Code menu, click Override methods Ctrl+O. Alternatively, you can right-click anywhere in the class file, then click Generate Alt+Insert, and select Override methods.

  2. Select the functions to override. The list of methods does not include the methods that are already overridden, or cannot be accessed from the current subclass.

    Select methods to override
  3. Click OK and provide the source code for the method body.

Change the function body

The code template used for overriding functions (Overridden method body) accepts predefined template variables from the File Header include template (such as ${USER}, ${DATE}, and so on).

For example, consider the following code template:

#if ($CALL_SUPER != "")#if ($RETURN_TYPE != "void")return#end $CALL_SUPER;#end // TODO ($USER, $DATE):To change the function body, use Settings - Editor - File and Code Templates.

The template expands into the following code:

int Calendar::getYear() { return 0;/// TODO (wombat, 1/22/2015):To change the function body, use Settings - Editor - File and Code Templates. }
Last modified: 16 September 2019