GoLand 2020.2 Help

Auto import

If you use a type, an interface, a method, or a function that you haven't imported yet, the IDE shows you a popup suggesting to add a missing import statement so that you don't have to add it manually. Press Alt+Enter to accept the suggestion.

If there's more than one possible source of import, pressing Alt+Enter will open the list of suggestions.

the import popup

Automatically add import statements

You can configure the IDE to automatically add import statements if there are no options to choose from.

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, click Go | Imports.

  2. Select the Add unambiguous imports on the fly checkbox, and apply the changes.

    Add unambiguous imports on the fly checkbox

Disable import popups

When popups are disabled, unresolved references are underlined and marked with the red bulb icon the Quick-fix button.

Disable all popups

  • Hover the mouse over the inspection widget in the top-right corner of the editor, click More, and disable the Show Auto-Import Tooltip option.

    The Show Auto-Import Tooltip option toggles the auto-import feature. The setting does not influence the auto import functionality when you select constraints from the code completion list.

    Autoimport with popups disabled

Exclude packages from auto import

The list of import suggestions may include packages that you don't need. You can exclude redundant entries from automatic import so that the list of suggestions contains only relevant items.

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, click Go | Imports.

  2. In the Exclude from import and completion section, click the Add button Alt+Insert, and specify a class or a package that you want to exclude.
    You can also select whether you want to exclude items from the current project or from all projects (globally).

    Exclude from import and completion

Optimize imports

The Optimize Imports feature helps you remove unused imports and organize import statements in the current file or in all files in a directory at once.

Optimize all imports

  1. Select a file or a directory in the Project tool window (View | Tool Windows | Project).

  2. Do any of the following:

    • From the main menu, select Code | Optimize Imports (or press Ctrl+Alt+O).

    • From the context menu, select Optimize Imports.

  3. (If you've selected a directory) Choose whether you want to optimize imports in all files in the directory, or only in locally modified files (if yor project is under version control), and click Run.

Optimize imports in a single file

  1. Place the caret at the import statement and press Alt+Enter or use the the Intention action button icon.

  2. Select Optimize imports.

Remove use statement

Automatically optimize imports in modified files

If your project is under version control, you can instruct GoLand to optimize imports in modified files before committing them to VCS.

  1. From the main menu, select VCS | Commit (or press Ctrl+K).

  2. Click Show Commit Options and in the Before commit area, select the Optimize imports checkbox.

Last modified: 16 July 2020