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Rename

Rename refactoring allows you to rename symbols and files globally with all the references to them in the code corrected automatically.

Rename a symbol

  1. Select the item to be renamed.

    • To select a file, click the desired file in the Project Tool Window.

    • To select a symbol in the editor, place the caret at the name of the symbol to be renamed.

    • To select a symbol in the Project Tool Window, make sure that the members are shown, and then click the desired symbol.

    • To select a symbol in the Structure view, click the desired symbol in the Structure tool window.

  2. Choose Refactor | Rename from the main menu or from the context menu or press Shift+F6.

  3. The suggested name appears right below the symbol. You can either accept suggestion, or type a new name.

    Rename suggestions

  4. Apply changes.

Rename a file or directory

  1. Select a desired file in the Project tool window.

  2. Choose Refactor | Rename on the main or context menu or press Shift+F6.

  3. In the Rename dialog that opens, specify the new filename. Select Search in comments and strings checkbox to let CLion apply changes to comments and strings.

    Rename a directory

  4. Press Preview to observe possible changes in Find Tool Window. Press Refactor to proceed.

    CLion finds all the occurrences of the filename and changes them respectively.

Example

This example represents CMakelists.txt before and after applying Rename file to Calendar.cpp:

Before

After

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.2) project(Calendar_master) set(CMAKE_CXX_FLAGS "${CMAKE_CXX_FLAGS} -std=c++11") set(SOURCE_FILES calendars/Calendar.cpp calendars/Calendar.h main.cpp) add_executable(Calendar_master ${SOURCE_FILES}
cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.2) project(Calendar_master) set(CMAKE_CXX_FLAGS "${CMAKE_CXX_FLAGS} -std=c++11") set(SOURCE_FILES calendars/CalendarRen.cpp calendars/CalendarRen.h main.cpp) add_executable(Calendar_master ${SOURCE_FILES})
Last modified: 16 September 2019

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