GLSL Support

Products: IntelliJ IDEA, RubyMine, WebStorm, PhpStorm, PyCharm, AppCode, Android Studio, 0xDBE, CLion

Vendor: Foundation

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Support for the OpenGL Shading Language
Downloads: 19633
Participated in rating: 9
Version Compatible builds Date
1.11 139.1117 04.10.2015 Download
0.1 118.1 24.08.2012 Download
0.1 117.1 05.05.2012 Download
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Recent change notes


  • Major improvements to handling of preprocessor #define directives
  • Add checking of switch statement correctness
  • Improvements to Deduce Expression Type action
  • Distinguish between function call and constructor


  • Rewrite preprocessor token parsing to be much more robust
  • Parse multidimensional struct members correctly
  • Improve autocomplete and finding usages
  • Parse switch statements correctly
  • Overhaul new file creation, allow custom templates for all supported file extensions
  • Warn on incorrect array indexes
  • Warn on incorrect const variable handling
  • Add function parameter lookup
  • Support 4.50 opaque types (samplers)
  • Many smaller fixes and improvements


  • Vastly improved under-the-hood handling of types, operators and arrays
  • Added basic renaming and find-usages support (WIP feature)
  • Parse initializer lists correctly
  • Allow the use of multi-dimensional arrays
  • Added retina icons
  • Changed highlighting of unreachable code
  • Warn on use of reserved identifiers
  • Repeated swizzles are no longer L values
  • Add type checking for conditional expressions
  • Fix issues with return types
  • Improve unreachable statement marking
  • Many small fixes and improvements


  • Support for basic #define token replacement (everything except function-like)
  • Parse "layout qualifier statements"
  • Handling syntax and grammar errors is more robust
  • Fix variable declarations with already-defined struct types not parsing correctly
  • Improve highlighting of GLES precision statements


  • Fix problem in parsing which could cause the plugin to freeze
  • Improve handling of GLES precision statements


  • Add missing return; warning
  • Add support for layout qualifiers
  • Add support for interface blocks
  • Add error highligting in Project view
  • Add invalid initializer type warning
  • Add support for bitwise operators
  • Fix Convert Vector Components action


  • Improved unreachability analyzing
  • Recognize more file extensions
  • Improved token lexing around #if preprocessor statements
  • Added support for more native types (uint, double, uvec, dvec, dmat)


  • Brace folding for compound statements
  • Added more qualifiers from glsl 450
  • Improved highlighting, especially on dark themes
  • Parsing is a bit more robust


  • Added support for GL ES precision modifiers and statements


  • Fixed compatibility with CLion
  • Fix minor bugs

Notable older changes

  • Update to support Intellij 14
  • Update color scheme handling

General usage instructions

Compatibility: WebStorm 4.0+, PhpStorm 4.0+, IntelliJ IDEA Community or Ultimate 11.1+, PyCharm 2.5+, AppCode 1.5+