Run/Debug Configuration: Gradle
Use this field to specify the location of your Gradle project. You can either enter it manually or click the Browse icon and point to the desired location in the dialog that opens.
You can also click Gradle registered projects icon to select an available Gradle module from the list of registered Gradle modules in your existing IntelliJ IDEA project. The list has a tree structure that might be useful if you have a Gradle multi-module project.
If you need, you can specify a path to the build script file instead of the project path. This might be helpful if you have a custom build script to which you want to refer.
|Tasks||Use this field to specify external tasks for your Gradle project. Use spaces to separate one task from another.|
|VM Options||Use this field to specify VM options for your Gradle project. |
If you need more room to type, click next to the field to access the VM options dialog where the text entry area is larger.
When specifying JVM options, follow these rules:
|Is Active||Select checkboxes in this column to have the log entries displayed in the corresponding tabs in the Run tool window or Debug tool window.|
|Log File Entry|
The read-only fields in this column list the log files to show. The list can contain:
|Skip Content||Select this checkbox to have the previous content of the selected log skipped.|
|Save console output to file||Select this checkbox to save the console output to the specified location. Type the path manually, or click the browse button and point to the desired location in the dialog that opens.|
|Show console when a message is printed to standard output stream||Select this checkbox to activate the output console and bring it forward if an associated process writes to Standard.out.|
|Show console when a message is printed to standard error stream||Select this checkbox to activate the output console and bring it forward if an associated process writes to Standard.err.|
|Click this button to open the Edit Log Files Aliases dialog where you can select a new log entry and specify an alias for it.|
|Click this button to edit the properties of the selected log file entry in the Edit Log Files Aliases dialog.|
|Click this button to remove the selected log entry from the list.|
Use this tab to configure a debugging process for Gradle scripts.
For more information, refer to the Gradle debugging section.
|Enable Gradle script debugging||Clear this option to disable breakpoints in the Gradle scripts. |
If the Let me choose per test option is selected and you decide to debug your test (select Debug 'test name' from the context menu in the gutter), IntelliJ IDEA clears the this option automatically to speed up the debugging process for your test.
|Debug forked tasks in the same session||When this option is selected the debug process is run under one tab. Clear this option if you want to see each debugging process in a separate tab.|
|Debug all tasks on the execution graph||When you select this option, every task in the execution graph will be debugged. For example, all the dependent tasks of the task you are trying to debug.|
When you edit a run configuration (but not a run configuration template), you can specify the following options:
Specify a name for the run/debug configuration to quickly identify it when editing or running the configuration, for example, from the Run popup Alt+Shift+F10.
Allow parallel run
Select to allow running multiple instances of this run configuration in parallel.
By default, it is disabled, and when you start this configuration while another instance is still running, IntelliJ IDEA suggests to stop the running instance and start another one. This is helpful when a run/debug configuration consumes a lot of resources and there is no good reason to run multiple instances.
Store as project file
Save the file with the run configuration settings to share it with other team members. The default location is .idea/runConfigurations. However, if you do not want to share the .idea directory, you can save the configuration to any other directory within the project.
By default, it is disabled, and IntelliJ IDEA stores run configuration settings in .idea/workspace.xml.
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.|
|The button is displayed only when you select a temporary configuration. Click this button to save a temporary configuration as permanent.|
|View and edit the template (that is, the default run/debug configuration settings). The templates are displayed under the Templates node and 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 the 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 or and buttons.
To remove grouping, select a folder and click .
|Click this button to sort configurations in the alphabetical order.|
In this area, you can specify tasks to be performed before starting the selected run/debug configuration. The tasks are performed in the order they appear in the list.
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, if the checkbox is cleared, the tool window is hidden. However, when the configuration is running, you can open the corresponding tool window for it yourself by pressing Alt+4 or Alt+5.