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Ant Build Tool Window

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Use this tool window to add Ant build scripts to your project, control behavior of the build, and run build targets.


Before you start working with Ant Build tool window, make sure that the Ant support plugin is enabled. The plugin is bundled with IntelliJ IDEA and is activated by default. If it is not, enable the plugin as described in Enabling and Disabling Plugins.

Ant Build

imgClick this button to add an Ant build file to the current project.
imgClick this button to remove the reference to the selected build file from the current project.
imgClick this button to run the selected build target.
imgWhen this button is pressed, only the primary targets are visible.
img imgUse these buttons to expand or collapse all the nodes.
imgClick this button to show the properties of the selected Ant build file.
imgClick this button to show the corresponding reference topic.

Ant build results

Results of running Ant targets or the entire builds are shown in the Messages tool window.

See Also

Getting Started:

Language and Framework-Specific Guidelines:

Last modified: 23 November 2016