AppCode 2017.2 Help

Tuning AppCode

In this part:

Changing AppCode properties

The file /Applications/AppCode.app/Contents/bin/appcode.vmoptions should be copied to ~/Library/Preferences/AppCodeXX/appcode.vmoptions

To create an empty idea.properties file or to copy the *.vmoptions file, choose Help | Edit Custom Properties... or Help | Edit Custom VM Options... from the main menu respectively.

Managing the idea.properties file

The idea.properties file located in the bin directory of the AppCode installation folder should not be edited. Instead of editing the original idea.properties file, create an idea.properties file in the following location, open it for editing and add the required properties:

To open the idea.properties file in the editor, choose Help | Edit Custom Properties. If the file does not exist yet, AppCode creates it and opens in the editor.

Example: Changing the case of unicode literals

AppCode allows defining whether non-ascii characters should use literals like '\u00AB' or '\00ab'.

This behavior is controlled by the idea.native2ascii.lowercase system property. By default, upper-case characters are used.

If you wish to use lower-case characters, create the idea.properties file in the location specified above, open it for editing and add the following line:

idea.native2ascii.lowercase=true

Specifying custom JDK, properties, or vmoptions files across platforms

A custom JDK, as well as *.properties and *.vmoptions files are specified across platforms in a unified way.

All launchers look at the following environment variables:

  • $<IDE-NAME>_JDK (<IDE-NAME>_JDK_64)
  • $<IDE-NAME>_PROPERTIES
  • $<IDE-NAME>_VM_OPTIONS

See Also

Last modified: 26 July 2017