IntelliJ IDEA 2021.1 Help

Edit Library dialog

Edit the library name and contents.

NameUse this field to edit the library name.
Change Version

This button may be available for a library that implements a certain framework or technology (for example, JSF or Spring) in cases when IntelliJ IDEA can make version-specific file replacements in the library.

In such cases, when you click this button, the Downloading Options dialog opens in which you can select the necessary library version, and also the files to be downloaded.

As a result, the files in the library will be replaced with the downloaded files.

the Add button Alt+Insert

Add items (classes, sources, documentation, and so on) 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.

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, and so on).

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

the Specify Documentation URL buttonTo be able to use external documentation available online, click this icon and specify the URL of the external documentation.
the Execute buttonExclude an item (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.
the Remove button Delete

This option allows you to:

  • Remove the selected ordinary library from the library.

  • Restore the selected excluded items. The items themselves will stay in the library.

Last modified: 08 March 2021