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Usage of IntelliJ API not available in older IDEs

Reports usages of IntelliJ Platform API introduced in a version newer than the one specified in <idea-version> @since-build in plugin.xml.

Using such API may lead to incompatibilities of the plugin with older IDE versions.

To avoid possible issues when running the plugin in older IDE versions, increase since-build accordingly, or remove usages of this API.

See Build Number Ranges in IntelliJ Platform Plugin SDK docs for more details.

Locating this inspection


Can be used to locate inspection in e.g. Qodana configuration files, where you can quickly enable or disable it, or adjust its settings.

Via Settings dialog

Path to the inspection settings via IntelliJ Platform IDE Settings dialog, when you need to adjust inspection settings directly from your IDE.

Settings or Preferences | Editor | Inspections | Plugin DevKit | Code

Configure the inspection:

If <idea-version> @since/until-build attributes are not specified in plugin.xml, set Since/Until explicitly.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Usage of IntelliJ API not available in older IDEs inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Plugin compatibility range



By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Plugin DevKit, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024