Run/Debug Configuration: JSTestDriver
The dialog box is available when the JSTestDriver plugin is activated. The plugin is not bundled with IntelliJ IDEA, but it can be installed from the JetBrains plugin repository as described in Managing plugins.
Before you start
In this tab, specify the tests to run, the configuration files to use, and the server to run the tests against.
In this area, tell IntelliJ IDEA where to find the tests to execute and how to get test runner configuration files that define which test files to load and in which order. The main approaches are:
Specify the location of one or several previously created configuration files.
Point at the target test file, test case, or test method, and then specify the location of the corresponding configuration file.
| In this drop-down list, specify how IntelliJ IDEA will get test runner configuration files. |
In this text box, specify the folder to look for test runner configuration files in. Type the path manually or click Browse and select the required folder in the dialog box, that opens.
All configuration files in directory
Matched configuration files
This read-only field shows a list of all the .jstd and jsTestDriver.conf test runner configuration files detected in the specified folder.
All configuration files in directory
In this text box, specify the test runner configuration file to use. Type the path manually or click Browse and select the required file in the dialog box that opens.
JS test file
In this area, appoint the test server to run tests against.
Choose this option to have the test execution handles by a remote test server. In the text box, specify the URL address to access the server through.
Running in IDE
Choose this option to have test execution handles through the JSTestDriver server that comes bundled with IntelliJ IDEA and can be launched from it.
| Click this button to check that the specified test server is accessible. |
The server must be running. Start the server from IntelliJ IDEA or manually, according to the server-specific instructions.
In this tab, appoint the browser to debug the unit test in when two or more browsers are captured simultaneously.
| From this drop-down list, choose the browser to debug the specified tests in when two browsers are captured at a time. The available options are: |
In this tab, specify the files that you do not want to be involved in coverage analysis.
Exclude file path
| In this area, create a list of files to be skipped during coverage analysis. |
When you edit a run configuration (but not a run configuration template), you can specify the following options:
In this field, specify the name for the run/debug configuration. The name will help you identify the created configuration when you choose to edit it later, or when you invoke it, for example, from the Run popup (Shift+Alt+F10).
Select this checkbox to make the run/debug configuration available to other team members.
If the directory-based project format is used, the settings for a run/debug configuration are stored in a separate .xml file in the .idea\runConfigurations folder if the run/debug configuration is shared, or in the .idea\workspace.xml file otherwise.
If the file-based format is used, the settings are stored in the .ipr file for shared configurations, or in the .iws file otherwise.
Allow running in parallel
When disabled, every time a new run/debug configuration is launched, IntelliJ IDEA checks the presence of the other instances of the same run/debug configuration, and displays a confirmation dialog box. If you click OK in the confirmation dialog box, the first instance of the runner will be stopped, and the next one will take its place.
This makes sense when the usage of certain resources can cause conflicts, or when launching two run/debug configurations of the same type consumes too much of the CPU and memory resources.
If this checkbox is selected, it is possible to launch as many instances of the run/debug configuration as required. So doing, each runner will start in its own tab of the Run Tool Window or Debug Tool Window.
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.
Create a run/debug configuration.
Delete the selected run/debug configuration. Note that you cannot delete default configurations.
Create a copy of the selected run/debug configuration. Note that you create copies of default configurations.
View and edit the default template for the selected run/debug configuration. The templates are 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-and-drop or and buttons.
To remove grouping, select a folder and click .
Click this button to sort configurations in the alphabetical order.
Before Launch options
In this area you can specify tasks that must 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:
Click this icon to remove the selected task from the list.
Click this icon to edit the selected task. Make the necessary changes in the dialog that opens.
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 isn't shown. However, when the configuration is running, you can open the corresponding tool window for it yourself by pressing Alt+4 or Alt+5.