[Qt-creator] Where does Creator pick up it code completions?

eike.ziller at nokia.com eike.ziller at nokia.com
Wed Feb 15 13:59:33 CET 2012

On 15 Feb 2012, at 12:07, ext Danny Price wrote:

> Hey guys,
> Creator's code completion has always been first class but recently I've been having some issues with it.
> I installed GCC 4.6.0 to make use of the new C++11 features and boost 4.8.
> Creator's editor doesn't understand the new syntax like the new range iterators but I can live with that as the code compiles.
> However it fails to offer completions for things like std::shared_ptr or std::unordered_map even though the headers are included and the code compiles. Yet similar constructs in boost, like boost::shared_ptr get resolved.
> Visual Studio (or rather VA Assist as Visual Studio's C++ 'intellisence' is rubbish) has a list of editable paths and a database from which it gathers all the symbols but I couldn't see anything like that in Creator. How is it building these completions?

Qt Creator gets the system include paths by calling "gcc -xc++ -E -v". It also collects all INCLUDEPATH entries from the project's .pro/.pri files.

Eike Ziller
Principal Software Engineer

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