Launching Groovy Interactive Console
IntelliJ IDEA lets you launch an interactive Groovy console in any project. You can use the console as a temporary file to write and evaluate your code. If dependencies in your project contain a Groovy library then the specified Groovy library is used to launch the Groovy console. If the dependencies do not contain a Groovy library then the bundled Groovy library of the Groovy version 2.3.9 will be used.
In this section:
To launch Groovy console
- On the main menu, choose .
- If your project consists of two modules or more, choose the module to use the classpath of:
The Groovy console starts in a separate tab in the editor:
To use Groovy interactive console
- Type code in the console after the prompt character, or just paste from a different file.
Note that coding assistance is available, as you type (code completion and error highlighting):
- Click , or press Ctrl+Enter (for Windows) or N/A (for other platforms) to execute the entered code.
- View the results in the Run Tool Window for Groovy Console.
- Use up and down arrow keys to navigate through the results' history. Depth of the history is defined by the Console commands history size in the Editor settings.