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Saving Projects as Templates


You can save a project as a template. If you do so, you'll be able to create template-based projects and modules, that is, the projects and modules that are nearly identical to the template project.

The projects that you have saved as templates appear in the User-defined category in the New Project and the New Module wizards.

Unnecessary templates can be deleted in the Manage Project Templates Dialog.

Creating a project template

  1. Open the desired project in IntelliJ IDEA.
  2. In the main menu, select Tools | Save Project as Template.
  3. In the Save Project As Template Dialog that opens:
    • Specify the template name and optionally provide a brief template description.
    • Specify whether the entire project or only one of its modules should be used as a basis for the new template. (This option is available only for projects that contain more than one module.)

Deleting a project template

  1. In the main menu, select Tools | Manage Project Templates.
  2. In the Manage Project Templates Dialog that opens, select the template or templates you want to delete.
  3. Click delete or press Alt+Delete.
Last modified: 29 November 2017

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