Click here for the description of the options that are common for all run/debug configurations.
Framework & Bundles Tab
In this tab, select a framework that you need, compose a list of bundles to be installed, specify whether each bundle should be started upon installation, and define the order in which you want the bundles to be started.
From a drop-down list choose your framework.
Framework Start Level
Use this field to define a state of the execution in which a framework exists. You can modify the start level of the framework. This start level is used for managing the order of OSGi bundles' execution. If the bundle has a start level grater than the one for the framework, then it will be executed first.
Default Start Level
This field shows the default start level of bundles. In this case, the bundles are added after the framework's execution has started. You can modify the default start level for bundles.
This read-only field shows the names of the OSGi bundles to be installed.
In this text box, specify the default start level for newly installed bundles and thus determine the start order of bundles. The default value is 1.
Start After Install
Select this check box to have the selected bundle after installation.
Click this button to open the Select Bundles dialog box, which displays all the currently available bundles. If the list is large, start typing the bundle name Search field - the contents of the list change as you type and show only the matching entries.
Click this button to delete the selected bundle from the list.
In these tab, customize the framework run or debug procedure by specifying additional parameters.
In this text box, specify the string to be passed to the Virtual Machine for launching the bundles. If the string is too long and does not fit in the text box, click and type the desired string in the VM Options dialog.
When specifying the options, follow these rules:
Use spaces to separate individual options, for example, -client -ea -Xmx1024m.
If an option includes spaces, enclose the spaces or the argument that contains the spaces in double quotes, for example, some" "arg or "some arg".
If an option includes double quotes (e.g. as part of the argument), escape the double quotes by means of the backslashes, for example, -Dmy.prop=\"quoted_value\".
In this text box, type a list of arguments to be passed to the program in the format you would use in the command line. If the string is too long and does not fit in the text box, click the button and type the desired arguments in the Program Parameters dialog box.
Use the same rules as for specifying the VM options.
By default, the project JDK is used to run the bundles. If you want to specify an alternative JDK or JRE here, select it from the drop-down list.
Use this area to specify the runtime path of the framework. You can select from the following options:
Recreate each time - select this option if you want to have all previous information deleted from the directory before the execution of the framework.
Use this directory - use this field to specify the directory that the framework will use each time it executes. The execution time is faster. However, the directory might contain the unnecessary information such as artifacts from previous runs. Type the path to the desired folder manually or click the Browse button and choose the folder in the dialog that opens.
Include All Bundles in Class Path
Select this check box to have all the selected bundles included in the classpath.
Additional Framework Properties
Select this check box to enable debugging.
In this text box, specify the system packages to be exposed inside the OSGi framework. Type the names of the packages using commas as separators. Wildcards are welcome.
In this text box, specify java packages for which the framework must delegate class loading to the boot class path. Type the names of the packages using commas as separators. Wildcards are welcome.
Start OSGi Console
Select this check box to run a prompt for the specified framework. For example, for the Equinox framework it is osgi>.
Use this area to indicate what target you need to run. You can select from the following options:
Just the bundles - select this option if you need to run just the bundles.
Product - select this option if you need to run the product.
Application - select this option if you need to run the application.
Click this button to add a new configuration to the list.
Click this button to remove the selected configuration from the list.
Click this button to create a copy of the selected configuration.
Click this button to edit the default configuration templates. The defaults are used for newly created configurations.
Alt+Up or Alt+Down
Use these buttons to move the selected configuration or folder up and down in the list.
The order of configurations or folders in the list defines the order in which configurations appear in the Run/Debug drop-down list on the main toolbar.
If one or more run/debug configurations are in focus, the selected run/debug configurations are automatically moved to the newly created folder. If only a category is in focus, an empty folder is created.
Move run/debug configurations to a folder using drag-and-drop, or the buttons.
Click this button to sort configurations in alphabetical order.
In this text box, specify the name of the current run/debug configuration. This field does not appear for the default run/debug configurations.
This node in the left-hand pane of the dialog box contains the default run/debug configuration settings. Select the desired configuration to change its default settings in the right-hand pane. The defaults are applied to all newly created run/debug configurations.
Select this check box to make the run/debug configuration available to other team members.
If the directory-based project format is used, the settings for a run/debug configuration are stored in a separate .xml file in the .idea\runConfigurations folder if the run/debug configuration is shared, or in the .idea\workspace.xml file otherwise.
If the file-based format is used, the settings are stored in the .ipr file for shared configurations, or in the .iws file otherwise.
This check box is not available when editing the run/debug configuration defaults.
Single instance only
If this check box is selected, this run/debug configuration cannot be launched more than once.
Every time a new run/debug configuration is launched, IntelliJ IDEA checks the presence of the other instances of the same run/debug configuration, and displays a confirmation dialog box. If you click OK in the confirmation dialog box, the first instance of the runner will be stopped, and the next one will take its place.
This makes sense when the usage of certain resources can cause conflicts, or when launching two run/debug configurations of the same type consumes too much of the CPU and memory resources.
If this check box is not selected, it is possible to launch as many instances of the runner as required. So doing, each runner will start in its own tab of the Run tool window.
Specify which tasks must be performed before applying the run/debug configuration. The specified tasks are performed in the order they appear in the list.
Click this icon to add a task to the list. Select the task to be added:
Run External tool. Select this option to run an application which is external to IntelliJ IDEA. In the dialog that opens, select the application or applications that should be run. If the necessary application is not defined in IntelliJ IDEA yet, add its definition. For more information, see Configuring Third-Party Tools and External Tools.
Make. Select this option to have the project or module compiled. The Make Module command will be carried out if a particular module is specified in the run/debug configuration, and the Make Project command otherwise.
If an error occurs during the compilation, IntelliJ IDEA won't attempt to start the run/debug configuration.
Make, no error check. The same as the Make option but IntelliJ IDEA will try to start the run/debug configuration irrespective of the compilation result.
Build Artifacts. Select this option to have an artifact or artifacts built. In the dialog that opens, select the artifact or artifacts that should be built.
Run Another Configuration. Select this option to have another run/debug configuration executed. In the dialog that opens, select the configuration to run.
This option is available only if you have already at least one run/debug configuration in the current project.
Run Ant target. Select this option to have an Ant target run. In the dialog that opens, select the target to be run. For more information, see Ant.
Run Grunt task. Select this option to run a Grunt task. In the Grunt task dialog box that opens, specify the Gruntfile.js where the required task is defined, select the task to execute, and specify the arguments to pass to the Grunt tool.
Specify the location of the Node.js interpreter, the parameters to pass to it, and the path to the grunt-cli package.
Run Gulp task. Select this option to run a Grunt task. In the Gulp task dialog box that opens, specify the Gulpfile.js where the required task is defined, select the task to execute, and specify the arguments to pass to the Gulp tool.
Specify the location of the Node.js interpreter, the parameters to pass to it, and the path to the gulp package.
Run npm Script. Select this check box to execute an npm script. In the NPM Script dialog box that opens, specify the package.json file where the required script is defined, select the script to execute, choose the command to apply to it, and specify the arguments to execute the script with.
Specify the location of the Node.js interpreter and the parameters to pass to it.
If the Check errors check box is selected, the compiler will show all the errors and the run configuration will not start.
If the Check errors check box is cleared, the compiler will show all the detected errors but the run configuration still will be launched.
Generate CoffeeScript Source Maps. Select this option to have the source maps for your CoffeeScript sources generated. In the dialog that opens, specify where your CoffeeScript source files are located. For more information, see CoffeeScript Support.
Run Maven Goal. Select this option to have a Maven goal run. In the dialog that opens, select the goal to be run.