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IntelliJ IDEA implements Grails technology and allows creating Grails application with the specific folder structure and all the necessary artifacts.

IntelliJ IDEA supports all features of Grails 2.0.0.

In this section:


Make sure that the desired SDK is downloaded and installed on your computer, and the libraries are properly configured.

Also, make sure that Grails plugin is enabled in IntelliJ IDEA. The plugin is bundled with IntelliJ IDEA and activated by default. If the plugin is not enabled, enable the plugin.

Grails Features in IntelliJ IDEA

Grails support in IntelliJ IDEA includes the following features:

Grails Changes in the IntelliJ IDEA UI

Once IntelliJ IDEA recognizes the project or module as a Grails application, it introduces the following changes to the UI:

  • Grails View tool window is added, and the tool window button appears in the left tool windows bar:
  • Grails node is added to the context menu of the respective module in the Grails view:
  • Grails node is added to the Tools menu:
  • Access to Groovy console in Grails applications (Tools | Groovy Shell).

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Last modified: 13 July 2016