If a .feature file refers to a non-existent step, IntelliJ IDEA's code inspection recognizes and highlights such step, and provides an intention action that helps create missing step definition.
- While editing the .feature file, type a reference to a step definition.
IntelliJ IDEA highlights step as undefined, and gives detailed information at the tooltip:
- Press , or to show the Create Step Definition
- Select the target step definition file from the pop-up list:
You can either select one of the existing step definition files from the suggestion list, or create a new one.
If you opt to create a new step definition file, specify its name, type (Java or Groovy), and the parent directory.
IntelliJ IDEA creates a step definition stub in the specified location.
- In the selected step definition file that opens in the editor, enter the desired code. Note that
the editor turns into the template editing mode and displays the first input field highlighted with
the red frame.
Type step definition in this frame and pressor to complete input and pass to the next input field, where you have to enter your source code. After completing input, the caret moves to the end of the suggested step definition, and the editor returns to the regular mode of operation.
Please note the following:
- You can find usages of a step definition. To do that, place the caret at the desired definition, and press or or . Refer to the section Finding Usages in Project for details.
- 12.0+ IntelliJ IDEA keeps an eye on the uniqueness of the step definitions. Step definitions with the same names are highlighted.