how to run code from clion that is opned in a linux virtual machine?

I wrote a c++ code using clion, i am working using clion that i opened it in a linux virtual machine , but the run and debug icons are grey .

how can i run my program and what am i missing beacause when i try to run from the toolbar it tells me to edit configuration . how to do such a thing ? i have inserted a photo for my screen

should i download something ?

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