IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3 Help

Meteor

This feature is supported in the Ultimate edition only.

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The page is available when the Meteor plugin is enabled. The plugin is not bundled with IntelliJ IDEA, but it can be installed from the JetBrains plugin repository as described in Installing, Updating and Uninstalling Repository Plugins and Enabling and Disabling Plugins.

ItemDescription
Meteor executable In this field, specify the location of the Meteor executable file (see Installing Meteor).
Automatically exclude ".meteor/local" directory on open project
  • By default, the checkbox is selected and the .meteor/local folder, which is intended for storing the built application, is automatically marked as excluded and is not involved in indexing.
  • Clear the checkbox to have IntelliJ IDEA show the .meteor/local folder and its contents in the Project tool window.

By default, excluded files are shown in the project tree. To have the .meteor/local folder hidden, click the /help/img/idea/2017.3/icon_viewMode.png button on the toolbar of the Project tool window and remove a tick next to the Show Excluded Files option.

Enable Meteor 'Hot code push'
  • Select this checkbox to activate the native Meteor hot code pushes functionality and thus have the changes made to have the client-side code during a debugging session applied. By default, the checkbox is selected.

    Changes made to the server-side code are uploaded through the IntelliJ IDEA Live Edit functionality, see Configuring the Update Policy for the Server Side Code.

  • When the checkbox is cleared, IntelliJ IDEA does not provide any way to apply the changes made to the client-side code during a debugging session.
Automatically import Meteor packages as external library
  • When the checkbox is selected, IntelliJ IDEA automatically imports the external packages from the meteor/packages file. As a result, IntelliJ IDEA provides full range coding assistance: resolves references to Meteor built-in functions, for example, check(true), and to functions from third-party packages, provides proper syntax and error highlighting, supports debugging with source maps, etc.
  • When this checkbox is cleared, IntelliJ IDEA does not automatically import the external packages from the meteor/packages file. As a result no coding assistance is provided. To improve the situation, open the meteor/packages file in the editor and click the Import packages as library link or run the meteor --update command.
By default, the checkbox is selected.
Weak search for Spacebars templates
  • Select this checkbox to enable IntelliJ IDEA to search inside Spacebars templates. When this checkbox is selected and you invoke the Go to Declaration action on a helper, IntelliJ IDEA displays a list of all occurrences of this helper in templates. Choose the relevant one from the list.
    ws_meteor_search_in_spacebars_on.png
  • When you invoke Got to Declaration with this checkbox cleared, IntelliJ IDEA does not perform any search and displays a tooltip which the following message: Cannot find declaration to go to.
    ws_meteor_search_in_spacebars_off.png
Last modified: 11 October 2017

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