External code beautifier / custom indentation .
It's possible to use an external third part program to format the code in QtCreator ? If yes, how ?
you can use the new Beautifier plugin if you want to use Clang-format, Uncrustify or Artistic Style. Other tools can only be invoked by a "External Tool" (see settings -> environment).
What code beautifier you are like to use?
Thanks but I can't see the point of that plugin, it's not giving me automatic indentation, there is not shortcut to it, and it's basically yet another menu option.
I was hoping for something more pragmatic and viable.
Automatic indention: No, but that isn't the purpose of source beautifiers.
As for the shortcut: options -> environment -> keyboard
Main benefit: the beautified code is fully integrated into the undo framework and can be called on unsaved files. (In opposite to calling external tools.)
Normally I write my code, living with the auto indent provided by Qt, and then trigger my short cut quite often. So all other styles, I set up, get respected. Works for me.