In this area, choose the code style scheme and change it as required. Code style scheme settings are automatically applied every time CLion generates, refactors, or reformats your code.
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 in bold. The Project style scheme is applied to the current project only.
You can copy the Project scheme to the IDE level, using the Copy to IDE... command.
- At the IDE level, settings are grouped under the predefined Default scheme (marked in bold), and any other scheme created by the user by the Duplicate command (marked as plain text). 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 Copy to Project... command.
|Scheme||From 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. The location where the scheme is stored is written next to each scheme, for example, the Default scheme is stored in the IDE, the Project scheme is stored in the project.|
|Click this button to invoke the drop-down list of commands to manage the schemes: |
Default Indent Options
|Use tab character|| |
|Tab size||In this text box, specify the number of spaces included in a tab.|
|Indent||In this text box, specify the number of spaces (or tabs if the Use Tab Character checkbox is selected) to be inserted for each indent level.|
|Keep indents on empty lines||Use this checkbox to keep the same indentation on empty lines as on lines containing code when the Reformat Code command is used.|
|Detect and use existing file indents for editing||Use this checkbox to detect code style settings in the currently edited file on the fly. In this case, when you open a file in the editor, indentation that was used in that file is preserved automatically. For example, if tabs were used for the indentation then in copy, paste or enter actions, tabs are used. Also, note that if you use the Reformat Code command then CLion applies default code style settings and uses them in the editor.|
|Enable formatter markers in comments|| |
|Formatter off:|| In this text box, specify the character string that will indicate the beginning of a code fragment which you want to exclude from reformatting. Type a character string with the |
|Formatter on:|| In this text box, specify the character string that will indicate the end of a code fragment which you want to exclude from reformatting. Type a character string with the |
|Regular expressions||Select this checkbox to use regular expressions instead of specifying the formatting markers explicitly. CLion matches formatter on/off markers using the regular expression specified instead of the exact string.|