IntelliJ IDEA 13.1.0 Web Help

IntelliJ IDEA enables running entire applications as well as classes with a main() method .

When running an application, IntelliJ IDEA uses the settings defined in the Run/Debug Configuration dialog box. All run configurations that exist in a project, are available in the Select Run/Debug Configuration drop-down list on the main toolbar:


To run an application
  • On the main toolbar, select the desired run configuration, and do one of the following:
    • Choose Run | Run on the main menu.
    • Click img.
    • Press or .


If the options that launch build before running were enabled, IntelliJ IDEA will run the build , and after successful build will run the application. Otherwise, the program will start immediately.


Alternatively, press , select the desired run configuration from the pop-up menu, and press .


From this pop-up menu you can:

  • Invoke Edit Configuration dialog.
  • Edit the selected configuration before launch ( or or ).
  • Instantly delete a temporary configuration ( or , or , or , or ).
  • Switch from run to debug and vice versa (hold ).
  • Access a previously selected configuration ().
  • Access context-dependent configuration ( or ).

This pop-up menu can also be quickly accessed by pressing , when you're not running any debug session.

To run a class with a main() method, do one of the following
  • Open the class in the editor and choose Run <method name > on the context menu or press or .
  • Select the class in the Project tool window and choose Run <method name > on the context menu of the selection.

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