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Gradle Tool Window

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The Gradle tool window displays Gradle tasks, and all changes made to the underlying build.gradle file, or to the IntelliJ IDEA project structure.

If there is no linked Gradle project, the window is disabled. You need to reimport your Gradle project to enable the Gradle tool window.

In this section:

Gradle projects

Item Description
viewMode Click this button to open the menu for configuring the current view and changing the tool window viewing modes.
The menu items are options that you can turn on or off. An active item contains a check mark on the left side of its name.
The available options in the menu are as follows:
  • Group Tasks - select this option if you want to group your tasks. For example, build tasks will be included into the build directory.
  • Show Toolbar - select this option to show the toolbar for your Gradle projects.
  • Pinned, Docked, Floating, Split Mode
  • Show Views as Tabs - select this option to see the views on separate tabs if more than one view is available in a tool window.
  • Move to - select this option to move the Gradle tool window to either top, left or right.
  • Resize - select this option to resize the Gradle tool window.
hideSide Click this button to hide the tool window(Shift+Escape).
When used in combination with the Alt key, clicking this button hides all the tool windows attached to the same tool window bar.

Gradle tasks

Item Description
Run Configurations This area contains a list of the last executed tasks and command types under which these tasks were executed.
Tasks This area contains a list of all available tasks.
Dependencies This area contains a list project dependencies.

Toolbar

Item Description
refresh Click this button to refresh all registered Gradle projects after changes have been made to a Gradle script.
add Click this button to link a gradle project.
delete Click this button to detach an external gradle project.
icon_gradle Use this button to execute a Gradle task. When you click this icon, the Run Gradle Task dialog opens. You can enter the name of the task that you want to execute. Note that IntelliJ IDEA supports a code completion.
img img Use these buttons to expand or collapse all the nodes.
img Click this button to work with Gradle projects in the offline mode. It might be helpful when the network connection is slow or when you need to work offline.
img Click this button to configure the settings of the current Gradle project in the Gradle settings dialog box.

Context menu

Item Description
icon_gradle Select this option or use a shortcut to open build.gradle file.
refresh Select this option to refresh external projects.
delete Select this option to detach an external project.
Use auto-import Select this option to enable the auto-import feature for your project.

Context menu commands for gradle tasks

Command Description
Create <task> Choose this command to create run/debug configuration for the selected Gradle task.
Run <task> Choose this command to run the selected task with the task-specific run/debug configuration.
Debug <task> Choose this command to debug the selected task with the task-specific run/debug configuration.
Execute before Make, Execute after Make Choose these commands to set the respective flags for the selected task. In this case, Before Make and After Make comments appear next to the name of the node.
Execute before Rebuild, Execute after Rebuild Choose these commands to set the respective flags for the selected task. In this case, Before Rebuild and After Rebuild comments appear next to the name of the node.
Execute before Run/Debug Choose this command to specify a run/debug configuration, prior to which the selected task should be executed. In this case, Before Run comment appears next to the name of the node.
Assign Shortcut Choose this command to associate the selected phase with a keyboard shortcut. In this case, the comment with the shortcut appears next to the name of the node.

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Last modified: 24 March 2015
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