Generally, IntelliJ IDEA runs and debugs tests in the same way as other applications, by running the
run/debug configurations you have created. When doing so, it passes the specified test classes or
methods to the test runner. Note, that the test runner is used only when running the specific
Google Test configurations.
In many cases, you can initiate a testing session from a context menu. For this purpose, the
Debug commands are provided in certain context menus.
For example, these commands are available
for a test class, directory, or a package
Project tool window.
They are also available for a test class or method you are currently working on in the editor.
If you run a test for which there is no
permanent run/debug configuration,
a temporary configuration is created. You can then save such a configuration
, if you want to reuse it later.
The tests run in the background, so you can execute several tests at the same time.