With the Perforce integration enabled, you can perform basic Perforce operations from inside IntelliJ IDEA.
In this section:Settings_Version_Control.xml
Before you start
Install a Perforce client as described on the Perforce Official website.
Create an account with the Perforce depot.
Starting with Perforce in IntelliJ IDEA
Create a client spec using your Perforce client.
Get source files from the Perforce depot using your Perforce client.
- As soon as the local working copy is on your computer, associate your local directory with Perforce.
After that you will be able to open source files for edit, and perform the usual Perforce-related tasks using IntelliJ IDEA.
The files in the folders under the Perforce control are highlighted according to their status. See File Status Highlights for file status highlighting conventions.
Modifications results are shown in the Version Control tool window.
- When using Perforce integration, it is helpful to open the Version Control tool window. The Console tab displays the following data:
All commands generated based on the settings you specify through the IntelliJ IDEA user interface.
Information messages concerning the results of executing generated Perforce commands.