Create Ant Build file
This section describes how to create the Ant build file manually.
IntelliJ IDEA provides a framework for editing build files, but it is the developer's responsibility to populate the build file with targets.
Creating Ant build file
In the Project window, select the directory, where the build file should be created.
Right-click the directory and chooseon the context menu, or press Alt+Insert.
In the New File dialog, specify the name of the new file with xml extension, for example, build.xml. The new file opens in the editor.
Specify the build targets. You can use the path-like structures in the
dirsetdirectives to define
You have to enter at least a root tag in the build.xml file otherwise the file will not be added to the Ant Build tool window.