To get access to this dialog box:
Make sure the Node.js plugin is installed and enabled.
The plugin is not bundled with PhpStorm, but it is available from the PhpStorm plugin repository. Once enabled, the plugin is available at the IDE level, that is, you can use it in all your PhpStorm projects.
- Download and install the NodeJS framework that contains the Node Package Manager(npm).
In this dialog box, create configurations for debugging already running Node.js applications. This approach gives you the possibility to re-start a debugging session without re-starting the NodeJS server.
|Host||In this text box, specify the host where the application is running.|
|Debug port||In this text box, specify the port to connect to. Do one of the following:|
|Alt+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 button to add new configuration to the list.|
|DeleteDeleteDeleteDeleteDelete or Ctrl+DDeleteDeleteDeleteDelete or BackspaceDeleteDelete or Backspace||Click this button to remove the selected configuration from the list.|
|Ctrl+DCtrl+DCtrl+DCtrl+DMeta+DCtrl+DCtrl+D, Ctrl+Shift+Down or Ctrl+Shift+UpCtrl+DCommand DCommand DCommand D||Click this button to create a copy of the selected configuration.|
|Edit Defaults||Click this button to edit the default configuration templates. The defaults are used for the newly created configurations.|
UpUpUpUpUp or Ctrl+PUpUpUpUp or Control PUpUp or Control P
DownDownDownDownDown or Ctrl+NDownDownDownDown or Control NDownDown or Control N
|Use these buttons to move the selected configuration up and down in the list. The order of configurations in the list defines the order, in which configurations appear in the Run/Debug drop-down list on the main toolbar.|
|Defaults||This node in the left-hand pane of the dialog box contains the default run/debug configuration settings. Select the desired configuration to change its default settings in the right-hand pane. The defaults are applied to all newly created run/debug configurations.|
|Temporary configurations limit||Specify here the maximum number of temporary configurations to be stored and shown in the Select Run/Debug Configuration drop-down list.|
|Before launch||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.