CLion 2019.2 Help

Auto Import

XML

Show import popup

Automatically display an import popup when typing the name of an unbound namespace.

C/C++/Objective-C

Show import popup

Suggest auto-import for symbols that lack import statements.

Auto import in completion

If this checkbox is selected, CLion automatically inserts an import statement during code completion.

Python

Show import popup

Automatically display an import popup dialog when typing the name of a class that lacks an import statement.

Preferred import style

Select the style of import statement to be generated. The possible options are:

  • from <module> import <name>
  • import <module>.<name>

TypeScript/JavaScript

Add ES6 imports on code completion

  • If this checkbox is selected, CLion automatically inserts an import statement in JavaScript code when you complete a symbol exported using ES6 exports in another project file:

  • When the checkbox is cleared, on pressing Alt+Enter CLion shows a popup that suggests to import the symbol:

  • Completion and auto-import also work for React components, including stateless components. CLion properly detects them, provides code completion, and adds import statements automatically:

Add TypeScript imports automatically

Select this checkbox if you want CLion to generate import statements in TypeScript code. Use the checkboxes below to choose when import generation will be invoked.

  • On code completion: If this checkbox is selected, CLion automatically inserts an import statement in TypeScript code when you complete a symbol exported in another project file.

  • With import popup: If this checkbox is selected, CLion shows a tooltip with an import suggestion when you position the caret at an unresolved symbol that can be imported. When the checkbox is cleared, you can invoke import generation only be pressing Alt+Enter.

  • Unambiguous imports on the fly: With this checkbox selected, CLion adds import statements when you type your code or paste a fragment with a symbol that is not yet imported if there is only one source to import the symbol from.

When you are using ES6 modules in a browser that requires full file names, for example, in Chrome, it is important that the names of ES6 modules in import statements have the .js extensions.

  • To add the extension automatically in the JavaScript context, select the Use file extension in module name checkbox on the Imports tab of the Code Style: JavaScript page.

  • To add the extension automatically in the TypeScript context, select the Use .js file extension in module name checkbox on the Imports tab of the Code Style: TypeScript page.

Last modified: 8 November 2019