Maven Projects Tool Window
View | Tool Windows | Maven Projects
Use the Maven Projects tool window to view the available Maven projects, download
sources and Javadocs, and execute phases of the build lifecycle. The tool window displays nodes for each Maven project,
with the Lifecycle and Plugins subnodes. If at least one of the
pom.xml files contains profile definition, the Profiles
node is added to the tool window. This node contains all profiles defined in the Maven projects. The
Maven Projects tool window also displays the Dependencies node if dependencies are added to your project.
In this section:
|Click this button to synchronize all Maven projects with the IntelliJ IDEA project. See Importing tab of the Maven Integration dialog box.|
|Click this button to launch Maven goals for generating sources and resources for the source and
test directories, and read the resulting directory structure. According to the results of such
generation, the IntelliJ IDEA folders are properly marked as the source or test roots.
See import settings.
|Click this button to download missing sources and documentation. Select the desired download option
from the submenu.
You can set up automatic downloading of sources and documentation at the Importing page of the Maven Integration dialog.
|Click this button to add a Maven project. Select the desired
|Click this button to execute the selected phase of the build lifecycle or a plugin goal. If several goals are selected, they will be executed in the same order as in the tree. Note that by default this button is disabled, to activate it you need to select a build phase or a plugin goal to run.|
|Click this button to toggle offline mode.|
|Click this button to turn on the Maven option Skip test mode, and omit running unit tests.|
|Click this button to show the dependencies of the current Maven project in a UML pop-up frame.|
|Click this button to collapse all nodes under the selected Maven project.|
|Click this button to configure the settings of the current Maven project in the Maven Integration dialog box.|
|Click this button to show reference page.|
|Click this button to show the menu of the show options:
Context menu commands of a lifecycle phase
|Create <project>[phase]||Choose this command to create run/debug configuration for the selected phase of a lifecycle.|
|Run <project>[phase]||Choose this command to run the selected phase of a lifecycle with the phase-specific run/debug configuration.|
|Debug <project>[phase]||Choose this command to debug the selected phase of a lifecycle with the phase-specific run/debug configuration.|
|Execute before Make, Execute after Make||Choose these commands to set the respective flags for the selected phase of a lifecycle. So doing, 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 phase of a lifecycle. 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 phase of a lifecycle should be executed. So doing,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. So doing, the comment with the shortcut appears next to the name of the node.|
Context menu commands of a maven project
This section describes only those context menu commands that are not available from the toolbar.
|Ignore Project / Unignore Project||Choose the Ignore Projects command to ignore project in build, or, on the contrary, include in build the previously ignored project.
Ignored projects are not imported into IntelliJ IDEA.
|Remove Project||Choose this command to delete the selected Maven modules from the Maven structure. So doing you can opt to delete the corresponding Maven module from the IntelliJ IDEA project as well.|
|Create / Open 'settings.xml'
Create / Open 'profiles.xml'
|Choose this command to create 'settings.xml' or 'profile.xml', or open such file if it has already been created.|
|Show Effective POM||Choose this command to generate the effective POM as an XML for this build, with the active profiles and super POM factored in.
The effective POM displays the following information:
|Jump to source||Open in the editor the