Specifying Code Style
Qt Creator uses the MIME type of the file to determine which mode and editor to use for opening the file. Qt Creator opens C++ files in Edit mode in the C++ code editor and QML files in the Qt Quick editor.
Qt Creator uses ClangFormat to enforce the C++ code style specified in a
.clang-format file. It uses the LibFormat library for automatic code formatting and indentation. For more information, see Indenting C++ Files.
In rare cases, ClangFormat can trip over a code construct and trigger a Qt Creator crash. If that happens for your project, select Formatting mode > Disable to switch ClangFormat off for the project. If you can reproduce the crash, please select Help > Report Bug to report the bug and and attach the code that triggers the crash.
To specify a global code style for C++ files, select Edit > Preferences > C++.
To specify a global code style for QML files, select Edit > Preferences > Qt Quick.
To configure the editor behavior for the current project:
- Select Projects > Project Settings > Code Style.
- In the Language field, select C++, Qt Quick, or Nim.
- In the Current settings field, select the settings to modify and click Copy.
- Give a name to the settings and click OK.
- Click Edit to specify a code style for the project.
For more information about the settings, see Indenting Text or Code.
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