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Creating Folders and Grouping Run/Debug Configurations

When there are too many run/debug configurations of the same type, you can put them into directories, and thus make them visually distinguishable.

Folders area used to organize run/debug configurations. When not needed, they can be deleted, and the run/debug configurations under those folders just pass under the root of the corresponding type.

Once grouped, the run/debug configurations appear in the drop-down list under the corresponding folders:

Groupped run configurations

To create a folder of run/debug configurations

  1. Open Run/Debug Configuration dialog box.
  2. In the Run/Debug Configuration dialog box, select a category of run/debug configurations, and click folder on the toolbar. A new empty folder is created.
  3. Specify the folder name in the text field to the right, or accept default.
  4. Select the desired run/debug configuration of a certain type, and move under the target folder. This can be done in one of the following ways:
    • Use drag-and-drop.
    • Use the toolbar buttons arrowUp arrowDown
    • Press Alt+Up or Alt+Down
  5. Apply changes. Note that the folders of run/debug configurations should not be empty. The empty folders are not saved.

To delete a folder

  1. In the Run/Debug Configuration dialog box, select a folder to be deleted.
  2. On the toolbar, click delete. The selected folder is deleted silently. Any run/debug configurations grouped under this folder, are moved under the root of the corresponding type.
  3. Apply changes.

To move folders up or down

  1. In the Run/Debug Configuration dialog box, select one of the folders within a category of run/debug configurations.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • On the toolbar, click arrowUp or arrowDown.
    • Press Alt+Up or Alt+Down

    The folder in question moves one position up or down.

  3. Apply changes.

    After closing the dialog box, groups of run/debug configurations in the run/debug configurations selector on the main toolbar appear in the order achieved by moving folders up or down within a category.

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Last modified: 4 December 2014
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