Run/Debug Configuration: Java Scratch
The Java Scratch run/debug configuration enables you running or debugging Java scratch files that have the
|Main class||In this text box, specify the fully qualified name of the class to be executed (passed to the JRE). Type the class name manually or click Browse to open the Choose Main Class dialog box, where you can find the desired class by name or search through the project.|
|Path to scratch file||Specify here the path to the scratch file, or select one from the file chooser.|
|VM options|| In this text box, specify the string to be passed to the VM for launching an application, for example, |
If necessary, click and type the desired string in the VM Options dialog.
When specifying JVM options, follow these rules:
|Program arguments||In this text box, type a list of arguments to be passed to the program in the format you would use in the command line. If necessary, click the button and type the desired arguments in the Program Parameters dialog box. |
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 application. 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 the Browse button select the directory in the dialog that opens. |
Click the icon to view the list of available path variables that you can use as a path to your working directory.
|Environment variables||Click Browse to open the Environment Variables dialog box, where you can create variables and specify their values. |
Note that you can copy-paste the contents of the Environment variables field without having to open the Environment Variables dialog box.
|Use classpath of module||Select the module whose classpath should be used to run the application.|
|Include dependencies with 'Provided' scope||Enable this option to add dependencies with the Provided scope to the runtime classpath.|
|Shorten command line|| Select a method that will be used to shorten the command line if the classpath gets too long or you have many VM arguments that exceed your OS command line length limitation: |
|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.|
|Enable capturing form snapshots||Select this check box to enable the GUI Designer to take snapshots of the GUI components, that can be afterwards converted into a form.|
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 defaults||View and edit the default template for the selected run/debug configuration. The defaults 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 to be grouped, click , and specify the name for the folder. 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 alphabetical order.|
When you select Defaults in the tree view of the run configurations, you can adjust some settings that apply for 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 — tool window that helps you execute and manage multiple run/debug configurations.
Note that the dashboard will only display those 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 checkbox is selected for a particular run/debug configuration. |
|Temporary configurations limit||Specify here 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 should be carried out before starting the selected run/debug configuration. The specified 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.