Run/Debug Configuration: GWT
|Module||From this drop-down list, select the IntelliJ IDEA module to apply this configuration to.|
|Use Super Dev Mode||Select this checkbox to use GWT Super Dev Mode. In this case you can quickly recompile your code and check the output in a browser.|
|GWT Modules to Load||From this drop-down list, select the GWT module to deploy.|
|VM options||In this text box, specify the string to be passed to the VM. Usually this string contains the options such as |
Type the arguments right in the text box or in the VM Options dialog that opens when you click .
When specifying JVM options, follow these rules:
|Dev Mode parameters|| In this text box, specify the parameters for the GWT development mode. Type the parameters right in the text box or in the GWT Dev Mode Parameters dialog that opens when you click . |
Use the same rules as for specifying the VM options.
|Working directory||In this text box, specify the current directory to be used by the running test. This directory is the starting point for all relative input and output paths. By default, the field contains the directory where the project file resides. To specify another directory, click Browse select the directory in the dialog that opens. |
Click the icon to view the list of available environment variables that you can use as a path to your working directory. In this case you do not need to specify any additional environment variables in the Environment variables field.
|Environment variables||Click Browse to open the Environment Variables dialog box, where you can create variables and specify their values.|
|Server||Use this drop-down list to select a server for your application. IntelliJ IDEA uses Jetty Web server as a default one.|
|Start Page|| From this drop-down list, select the name of the |
This drop-down is still available even if you clear the Open in browser checkbox to run the application in the embedded GWT development mode without launching the browser.
|JRE||By default, the project JDK is used to run the application. If you want to specify an alternative JDK or JRE here, select it from the drop-down list.|
|Open in browser|| Select this checkbox to have IntelliJ IDEA launch the browser and show the application implemented in the specified GWT module. From the drop-down list, choose the browser to open. The preselected Default value means that the browser specified as default at the IntelliJ IDEA will be launched. |
Contrary to previous IntelliJ IDEA versions, where this functionality was implemented through integration with the native GWT Development Mode window, now you can choose yourself whether to have the application opened in the browser or not.
When you edit a run configuration (but not a run configuration template), you can specify the following options for it:
|Name||In this text box, specify the name for the run/debug configuration. The name will help you identify the created configuration when you choose to edit it later, or when you invoke it, for example. from the Run popup (Shift+Alt+F10).|
|Share|| Select this check box to make the run/debug configuration available to other team members. |
If the directory-based project format is used, the settings for a run/debug configuration are stored in a separate .xml file in the
If the file-based format is used, the settings are stored in the
The tree view of run/debug configurations has a toolbar that helps you manage configurations available in your project as well as adjust default configurations templates.
|Alt+Insert||Create a run/debug configuration.|
|Alt+Delete||Delete the selected run/debug configuration. Note that you cannot delete default configurations.|
|Ctrl+D||Create a copy of the selected run/debug configuration. Note that you create copies of default configurations.|
|Edit Templates||View and edit the default template for the selected run/debug configuration. The templates are used for newly created configurations.|
Move the selected run/debug configuration up and down in the list.
The order of configurations in the list defines the order, in which the configurations appear when you choose a run/debug configuration.
Default templates of run/debug configurations are always sorted alphabetically.
|Move into new folder / Create new folder|| |
You can group run/debug configurations by placing them into folders.
To create a folder, select the configurations within a category, click , and specify folder name. If only a category is in focus, an empty folder is created.
Then, to move a configuration into a folder, between the folders or out of a folder, use drag-and-drop or and buttons.
To remove grouping, select a folder and click .
|Sort configurations||Click this button to sort configurations in the alphabetical order.|
Under the Templates node in the tree view of run configurations, you can select a run configuration template and edit its default settings. This will not affect the configurations that are already created, but will be used as defaults when creating new configurations of the corresponding type.
When you select the Templates node itself, you will be able to adjust general settings that apply to all run/debug configurations:
|Configurations available in Run Dashboard|| |
In this section you can create a list of run configurations available in the Run Dashboard — a tool window that helps you execute and manage multiple run/debug configurations.
Note that the dashboard will only display the configuration types for which you have created one ore more configurations.
|Confirm rerun with process termination||The behavior of this checkbox depends on whether the Single instance only option is selected for a particular run/debug configuration. |
|Temporary configurations limit||Specify the maximum number of temporary configurations to be stored and shown in the Select Run/Debug Configuration drop-down list.|
Before Launch options
In this area you can specify tasks that must be be performed before starting the selected run/debug configuration. The tasks are performed in the order they appear in the list.
|Alt+Insert|| Click this icon to add one of the following available tasks: |
|Alt+Delete||Click this icon to remove the selected task from the list.|
|Enter||Click this icon to edit the selected task. Make the necessary changes in the dialog that opens.|
|/||Alt+Up/Alt+Down||Click these icons to move the selected task one line up or down in the list. (The tasks are performed in the order that they appear in the list.)|
|Show this page||Select this checkbox to show the run/debug configuration settings prior to actually starting the run/debug configuration.|
|Activate tool window|| |
Otherwise, the tool window isn't shown. However, when the configuration is running, you can open the corresponding tool window for it yourself by pressing Alt+4 or Alt+5.