[Qt-creator] Editor style setting for a submodule (+EditorConfig)

Andy asmaloney at gmail.com
Mon Mar 4 14:45:53 CET 2019

Thanks Eike.

I have tried all of the code formatting options and could not get the
formatting I want. uncrustify comes closest, but with the 1,000 options I
still can't quite get there... Clangformat, for example, couldn't format
constructor initializers properly unless you add a max line width (if I
recall correctly). The docs say one thing, but in practice it does
something different. I gave up trying to fight it. I can adjust my style a
bit, but some things... not so much :-)

"Creating the definition files for these is up to you though."


"Also, these are not used for formatting while typing...."

That's what I was looking for and why I mentioned EditorConfig since it
seems to be well supported across editors. Looks like it generally only
supports whitespace formatting though - but even this would be useful!

Andy Maloney  //  https://asmaloney.com
twitter ~ @asmaloney <https://twitter.com/asmaloney>

On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 3:01 AM Eike Ziller <Eike.Ziller at qt.io> wrote:

> > On 3. Mar 2019, at 19:38, Andy <asmaloney at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Is there a way to have two different editor style settings - one for the
> main project and one for a submodule?
> >
> > Use-case: I have my own code in a submodule (lib) within a project
> that's "not mine". (Using cmake.) When editing in the main project I want
> to use its style, but when I edit my own code I want it in my style...
> >
> > Right now everything uses the main project's style.
> >
> >
> > Secondary question: is there a way to persist styles in a repo so
> everyone uses the same settings? Preferably using a "standard" like
> EditorConfig so that non QtC-users can participate as well?
> I’d try enabling the Beautifier plugin and using one of the code styling
> tools that it supports (clang-format, astyle, uncrustify). You can check
> the format definitions for these into the repo, and Qt Creator should take
> the first definition it finds in the parent folder hierarchy (or at least
> can be configured to do so).
> Creating the definition files for these is up to you though.
> Also, these are not used for formatting while typing, only on saving or
> explicit request. Except if you use clang-format and try the new
> experimental ClangFormat plugin (instead of Beautifier), which has the
> feature of formatting while typing in Qt Creator 4.9.
> Br, Eike
> > I don't see anything here:
> >
> >   https://doc.qt.io/qtcreator/creator-code-style-settings.html
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
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