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Create Library dialog

Specify the library name, level and contents.

ItemDescription
Name Use this field to edit the library name.
Level Select the library level (global, project or module).
new or Alt+Insert Use this icon or shortcut to add items (classes, sources, documentation, etc.) to the library.

In the dialog that opens, select the necessary files and folders. For a Java library, these may be individual .class and .java files, directories and archives (.jar and .zip) containing such files as well as directories with Java native libraries (.dll, .so or .jnilib). For an ActionScript/Flex library, these may be raw ActionScript 3 libraries, .swc, .jar and .zip files, the directories containing such files, and so on.

IntelliJ IDEA will analyze the selected files and folders, and automatically assign their contents to the appropriate library categories (Classes, Sources, Documentation, Native Library Locations, etc.).

When IntelliJ IDEA cannot guess the category (e.g. when you select an empty folder), a dialog will be shown, in which you will be able to specify the category yourself.

icon doc url To be able to use external documentation available online, click this icon and specify the URL of the external documentation in the dialog that opens.
iconLibExcludeClick this icon to make certain library items "excluded" (see Exclude library items). In the dialog that opens, select the items that you want IntelliJ IDEA to ignore (folders, archives and folders within the archives), and click OK.
delete or Delete When you click this icon or press Delete:
  • The selected "ordinary" library items are removed from the library.
  • The selected excluded items (see Exclude library items) become "ordinary" items, i.e. their excluded status is cancelled. The items themselves will stay in the library.
Last modified: 21 June 2018

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