QML syntax support
CLion provides syntax support in .qml files for both Qt5 and Qt6. Find below a few examples of QML code insight features.
Highlighting and code completion for QML types and properties:
Find Usages for QML symbols can be invoked by pressing Alt+F7 or clicking the hint in the editor:
In the usages popup you can navigate between them and tune the search ():
Another navigation option is Structure View for the file contents. To open it, press Alt+7 or select from the main menu:
Quick Documentation popup is also available for QML symbols. Invoke it by hovering over a symbol or by pressing Control+Q:
Enable QML language server
Go to Enable QML language server checkbox.and set the
This option enables QML-specific code inspections if there are
Enable Use completion from QML language server to get language-server-based completion suggestions for QML symbols instead of those provided by CLion.
Add extra QML import paths
In the Extra QML imports field, provide the path to the directory containing additional QML modules.
QML code style
You can use the IDE settings or qmlformat to configure code style for QML.
By default, qmlformat is disabled and CLion uses the built-in code style settings. To access them, go to:
To quickly access the settings, select Configure Indents for qml QML in the bottom status bar switcher:
To enable qmlformat, use the status bar switcher (see above) or go to Enable 'qmlformat' as formatter checkbox.and set the
When qmlformat is enabled, its indicator is shown in the bottom status bar. You can also disable qmlformat from there:
Troubleshooting: enable QML syntax support manually
Follow the steps below if you get the editor notification indicating that CLion could not find the Qt installation path or QML imports directory:
CMAKE_PREFIX_PATHpoints to the Qt installation directory.
Click CMake settings and add the following to CMake options:-DCMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=your_qt_installation
In most cases, configuring CMake is enough for CLion to detect Qt and QML paths, however, if the notification is still there, you might need to set the paths manually. Click QML settings or go to to do so.
Known issues and limitations
QML support is CLion is currently a work in progress. The list of known issues include: