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Generally, IntelliJ IDEA runs and debugs tests in the same way as other applications, by running the run/debug configurations you have created. When doing so, it passes the specified test classes or methods to the test runner.
In many cases, you can initiate a testing session from a context menu. For this purpose, the Run and Debug commands are provided in certain context menus. For example, these commands are available for a test class, directory, or a package in the Project Tool Window. They are also available for a test class or method you are currently working on in the editor.
If you run a test for which there is no permanent run/debug configuration a temporary configuration is created. You can then save such a configuration using the Run/debug configuration dialog, if you want to reuse it later.
The tests run in the background, so you can execute several tests at the same time.
Running or debugging a test
To run or debug a test, follow these general steps:
- Using the main toolbar:
- Using a context menu: