WebStorm 8.0.0 Web Help

To get access to this dialog box:

  1. Make sure the Node.js plugin is enabled. The plugin is bundled with WebStorm and activated by default. If it is not, enable the plugin.
  2. 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.

This section provides descriptions of the configuration-specific items, as well as the toolbar and options that are common for all run/debug configurations.

Item Description
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:

Toolbar

Item Keyboard shortcut Description
add 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.
delete DeleteDeleteDeleteDeleteDelete or Ctrl+DDeleteDeleteDeleteDelete, Backspace or Command BackspaceDelete, Backspace or Command BackspaceDelete, Backspace or Command Backspace Click this button to remove the selected configuration from the list.
copy 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.
settings Edit Defaults Click this button to edit the default configuration templates. The defaults are used for the newly created configurations.
add add 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.

Common options

Item Description
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.
Item Keyboard shortcut Description
add 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 icon to add a task to the list. Select the task to be added:
  • Run External tool. Select this option to run an application which is external to WebStorm. In the dialog that opens, select the application or applications that should be run. If the necessary application is not defined in WebStorm yet, add its definition. For more information, see Configuring Third-Party Tools and External Tools.
  • Generate CoffeeScript Source Maps. Select this option to have the source maps for your CoffeeScript sources generated. In the dialog that opens, specify where your CoffeeScript source files are located. For more information, see CoffeeScript Support.
  • dart2js: Add this task to have WebStorm transpile a Dart file. In the dialog box that opens, specify the input and output files. For more information, see Transpiling Dart to JavaScript.
delete Alt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteCommand DeleteCommand DeleteCommand Delete Click this icon to remove the selected task from the list.
edit1 EnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnter Click this icon to edit the selected task. Make the necessary changes in the dialog that opens.
arrowUp Alt+UpAlt+UpAlt+UpAlt+UpAlt+Up or Ctrl+Alt+AAlt+UpCtrl+Alt+UpCtrl+Shift+UpControl UpControl UpControl Alt Up Click this icon to move the selected task one line up in the list.
arrowDown Alt+DownAlt+DownAlt+DownAlt+DownAlt+Down or Ctrl+Alt+EAlt+DownCtrl+Alt+DownCtrl+Shift+DownControl DownControl DownControl Alt Down Click this icon to move the selected task one line 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.

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