IntelliJ IDEA 2017.1 Help

Running and Debugging Plugins

To run or debug your plugin, you should create the corresponding Run/Debug configuration first.

To create a Run/Debug configuration for a plugin

  1. On the main menu, choose Run | Edit Configurations.
  2. In the Run/Debug Configuration dialog, click /help/img/idea/2017.1/new.png, or press Insert, and select Plugin.
  3. Specify the settings as necessary and click OK.

To run or debug a plugin

Depending on whether you are going to run or debug your plugin:

  • To run the plugin, select Run | Run from the main menu, or press Shift+F10.
  • To debug the plugin, select Run | Debug from the main menu, or press Shift+F9.

As a result, IntelliJ IDEA will start an instance of itself. This will be the instance in which your plugin will be available.

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Last modified: 18 July 2017