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This feature is only supported in the Ultimate edition.

Griffon support is available in the Community and in the Ultimate editions of IntelliJ IDEA.

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Make sure that the desired SDK is downloaded and installed on your computer, and the libraries are properly configured.

Also, make sure that the Groovy plugin is enabled in IntelliJ IDEA. The plugin is bundled with IntelliJ IDEA and is activated by default. If the plugin is not enabled, enable the plugin.

Griffon Features in IntelliJ IDEA

Griffon support in IntelliJ IDEA includes the following features:

  • Automated way of creating Griffon Applications that provides generation of the specific structure and artifacts.
  • Automatic enabling Groovy support in the Griffon Application modules, allowing creation of the Groovy classes, interfaces and scripts.
  • Execution of the targets.
  • ability to generate tests.
  • Code completion.
  • Dedicated run/debug configuration.

Griffon Changes in the IntelliJ IDEA UI

Once IntelliJ IDEA recognizes the project or module as a Griffon application, it introduces the following changes to the UI:

  • Griffon View tool window is added, and the tool window button appears in the left tool windows bar:
    griffon view
  • Griffon node is added to the context menu of the Griffon modules in the Griffon view:
    griffon commands
  • Griffon node is added to the Tools menu:
    griffon commands tools
Last modified: 6 March 2018

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