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Format Go code with gofmt

With gofmt, you can format Go source code in the opened file or in the whole Go project.

  1. To format code in the opened file, go to Tools | Go Tools | Go fmt file.

  2. To format code in the current project, go to Tools | Go Tools | Go fmt project.

  3. To format code before you commit your changes into VCS, select the Go fmt checkbox. For more information about committing your changes, see Commit and push changes to Git repository.

Add import lines automatically with goimports

With goimports, you can automatically update your Go import lines (add missing and remove unreferenced imports).

  1. If your project does not have goimports, click the go get goimports link in the Goimports file notification window. Otherwise, open the Terminal tool window (View | Tool Windows | Terminal), and type the following command to install goimports: go get Press Enter.

  2. To add missing imports, navigate to Tools | Go Tools and click Goimports file.

Create or update Go source files with go generate

  1. Add the following line to your Go code: //go:generate command arguments (for example, //go:generate stringer -type=Pill)

  2. Click Tools | Go Tools | Go generate file. Alternatively, click the Run icon (the Run icon) on the gutter and select Go Generate.

Inspect Go code with go vet

  • To find possible bugs or suspicious constructs with go vet, click Tools | Go Tools | Go vet file. You can see the result of code analysis in the Terminal tool window.

    Example of go vet
Last modified: 25 May 2020