Gradle user home
|Use this field to specify the location of stored Gradle caches, downloaded files, and so on. |
If Gradle location has been defined by the environment variables
If the Gradle location has not been deduced from the environment variables, specify it manually, or click , and select the desired directory in the dialog that opens. Note that the value entered in this field takes preference over the environment variables.
Generate *.iml files for modules imported from Gradle
|Select this option to store the generated .iml and library files in the .idea directory instead of idea.system.path. |
It might be helpful in the following cases:
You can have several linked Gradle projects when you work in IntelliJ IDEA. You can configure settings for each selected project.
Automatically import this project on changes in build script files
|If you select this checkbox, IntelliJ IDEA automatically re-imports your project every time you make changes in the build script files. In large projects, selecting this option might slow down the editing of your build script. |
When you uncheck this option, you need to manually re-import the project every time you change build script files. In this case, you can control the re-importing of the project.
|Build and run|
Use this section to specify what IntelliJ IDEA should use when you run tests, build, or run tasks in the selected linked project.
Build and run using
|Use this list to select how you want to build and run your project. Use Gradle as a default option or select IntelliJ IDEA. |
If you have a pure Java or a Kotlin project, it is sometimes better to select IntelliJ IDEA for building a project. IntelliJ IDEA supports the incremental build which significantly speeds up the building process. Yet, keep in mind that the IntelliJ IDEA compiler does not support some parts of the Gradle project build processing and might cause problems in building your project correctly.
Run tests using
Use this list to select how you want to run tests in your project. Use Gradle as a default option or select IntelliJ IDEA.
Use Gradle from
| Use this list to configure a Gradle version for your project. |
You can select one of the following options:
Use this field to specify the JVM under which IntelliJ IDEA will run Gradle when you import the specified Gradle project and when you execute its tasks. The default is set to your project JDK.
This field overrides any other Gradle JVM selection. You can check a process of how IntelliJ IDEA selects the Gradle JVM version in the Gradle JVM selection section.