Note that all Cloud Foundry run/debug configurations, in IntelliJ IDEA terms, are remote. This is so even though the server instance you are working with may be installed on you own (local) computer. (See Local and remote run configurations.)
Also note that the Cloud Foundry run/debug configurations don't let you debug applications deployed on the hosted Cloud Foundry instance (cloudfoundry.com).
- Name field and Share option
- Server tab
- Deployment tab
- Logs tab
- Startup/Connection tab
- Before Launch options
Name field and Share option
|Name||Use this field to edit the name of the run/debug configuration.
This field is not available when editing the run/debug configuration defaults.
Select this check box to make the run/debug configuration available to other team members.
If the directory-based project format is used, the settings for a run/debug configuration are stored in a separate xml file in the .idea\runConfigurations folder if the run/debug configuration is shared and in the .idea\workspace.xml file otherwise.
If the file-based format is used, the settings are stored in the .ipr file for shared configurations or in the .iws file for the ones that are not shared.
This check box is not available when editing the run/debug configuration defaults.
Select the server configuration to be used.
Click Configure to create a new server configuration or edit an existing one. (The Application Servers dialog will open.)
|Start browser||Remote||Select this check box to run the default Web browser to study your application output there.|
|Startup page||Remote||In this field, specify the URL the browser should go to when started. In most typical cases, this URL will correspond to the root of your Web application or its starting page.|
|On 'Update' action||Remote||
Select the necessary option for the Update application action.
Select this check box if you want to see the Update <application name>
dialog every time you perform the Update application action.
The Update <application name> dialog is used to view and change the current update option prior to actually updating the application.
|On frame deactivation||Remote||
Specify which application update actions should be performed when switching from IntelliJ IDEA to
a different application (for example, a Web browser).
(Frame deactivation means switching to a different application.)
If no update actions are required, select Do nothing.
|Remote connection settings||Remote||The settings for accessing deployed applications. For Cloud Foundry, you don't need to specify any of these settings.|
|Host||Remote||For Cloud Foundry, IntelliJ IDEA ignores this setting.|
|Port||Remote||For Cloud Foundry, IntelliJ IDEA ignores this setting.|
Use this tab to specify which artifacts and/or external resources should be deployed onto the server. (An external resource means a deployable Web component such as a .war file which is not represented by a project artifact. Usually, such components are stored outside of the project scope.)
To add items to the deployment list (shown under Deploy at the server startup), use . To edit the settings for an artifact or external resource, select the corresponding item in the list and use the controls in the right-hand part of the tab. For more information, see the table below.
|Item||Tooltip and Shortcut||Description|
Alt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+Insert or Ctrl+NAlt+InsertCommand N or Control EnterControl N or Control EnterCommand N or Control Enter
Use this icon or shortcut to add an artifact or an external resource to the list.
Alt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteCommand Delete or Command BackspaceCommand DeleteCommand Delete or Command Backspace
|Use this icon or shortcut to remove the selected artifacts and external resources from the list.|
F4F4F4F4F4F4F4F4F12 or Ctrl+Shift+ECommand Down or F4F4F3
|Use this icon or shortcut to configure the selected artifact. (The Artifacts page of the Project Structure dialog will open.)|
|Type||Select the application type.|
Select this check box to be able to debug the selected application.
Note that you cannot debug applications deployed on hosted Cloud Foundry (cloudfoundry.com).
Click this button to get the application configuration information from the server.
This configuration information includes the application settings such as the amount of memory allocated to your applications and
the list of services available to them.
This function is useful if, in addition to IntelliJ IDEA, you also use other means of configuring your applications. In such cases, IntelliJ IDEA may sometimes be unaware of the configuration changes. So to update IntelliJ IDEA on these changes, you should use the Reload button.
Click this button to edit the list of services available to your applications.
In the dialog that opens, use or to add or remove the services.
Note that the list of services is associated with your user account on the corresponding server rather than a separate application. That is, the list that you edit includes the services that a number of your applications may share as well as the ones used by only one of your applications.
|Memory||Specify the amount of memory allocated to your application (MB). Select <Default> to use the server default.|
|Instances||Specify the number of instances to be created for your application.|
Shown in the table are the services available to your applications.
Use the check boxes in the Active column to activate and deactivate the services for the selected application. Use the Edit services button to edit the list of the services.
|Is Active||Select check boxes in this column to have the log entries displayed in the corresponding tabs in the Run tool window or Debug tool window.|
|Log File Entry||The read-only fields in this column list the log files to show. The list can contain:
|Skip Content||Select this check box to have the previous content of the selected log skipped.|
|Save console output to file||Select this check box to save the console output to the specified location. Type the path manually, or click the browse button and point to the desired location in the dialog that opens.|
|Show console when standard out changes||Select this check box to activate output console and bring it forward, if associated process writes to Standard.out.|
|Show console when standard error changes||Select this check box to activate output console and bring it forward, if associated process writes to Standard.err.|
|Click this button to open the Edit Log Files Aliases dialog where you can select a new log entry and specify an alias for it.|
|Click this button to edit the properties of the selected log file entry in the Edit Log Files Aliases dialog.|
|Click this button to remove the selected log entry from the list.|
Click this button to edit the select log file entry.
The button is available only when an entry is selected.
This tab, usually, contains recommendations for starting a remote server. For Cloud Foundry, there are no particular recommendations.
Before Launch options
Specify which tasks should be carried out before starting the run/debug configuration. The specified tasks are performed in the order that they appear in the list.
|Alt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+Insert or Ctrl+NAlt+InsertCommand N or Control EnterControl N or Control EnterCommand N or Control Enter||
Click this icon to add a task to the list. Select the task to be added:
|Alt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteCommand Delete or Command BackspaceCommand DeleteCommand Delete or Command Backspace||Click this icon to remove the selected task from the list.|
|EnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnter||Click this icon to edit the selected task. Make the necessary changes in the dialog that opens.|
|Alt+UpAlt+UpAlt+UpAlt+UpAlt+Up or Ctrl+Alt+AAlt+UpAlt+UpCtrl+Alt+UpCtrl+Shift+UpControl UpControl UpControl Alt Up/Alt+DownAlt+DownAlt+DownAlt+DownAlt+Down or Ctrl+Alt+EAlt+DownAlt+DownCtrl+Alt+DownCtrl+Shift+DownControl DownControl DownControl Alt Down||Click these icons to move the selected task one line up or down in the list.|
|Show this page||Select this check box to have the run/debug configuration settings shown prior to actually starting the run/debug configuration.|
|Alt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+Insert or Ctrl+NAlt+InsertCommand N or Control EnterControl N or Control EnterCommand N or Control Enter||Use this icon or shortcut to create a new run/debug configuration.|
|Alt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteCommand Delete or Command BackspaceCommand DeleteCommand Delete or Command Backspace||Use this icon or shortcut to delete the selected run/debug configuration.|
|Ctrl+DCtrl+DCtrl+DCtrl+DMeta+DCtrl+DCtrl+DCtrl+D, Ctrl+Shift+Down or Ctrl+Shift+UpCtrl+DCommand DCommand DCommand D||Use this icon or shortcut to create a copy of the selected run/debug configuration.|
|Click this button to edit the default settings of the selected run/debug configuration. This button it disabled for defaults.|
|Alt+UpAlt+UpAlt+UpAlt+UpAlt+Up or Ctrl+Alt+AAlt+UpAlt+UpCtrl+Alt+UpCtrl+Shift+UpControl UpControl UpControl Alt Up/Alt+DownAlt+DownAlt+DownAlt+DownAlt+Down or Ctrl+Alt+EAlt+DownAlt+DownCtrl+Alt+DownCtrl+Shift+DownControl DownControl DownControl Alt Down||Use these buttons to move the selected run/debug configuration up and down in the list.
The order of configurations in the list defines the order in which the configurations appear in the corresponding list on the main toolbar.
These buttons are disabled for defaults.
|Use this button to create a new folder.
If one or more run/debug configurations have the focus, then the selected run/debug configurations are automatically moved to the newly created folder. If only a category has the focus, then an empty folder is created.
Move run/debug configurations to a folder using drag-and-drop, or buttons.