Run/Debug Configuration: Cordova
Use this dialog to create configurations for running and debugging applications developed through integration with the help of PhoneGap and Apache Cordova frameworks and intended for running on various mobile platforms, including Android.
Before you start
Install the PhoneGap/Cordova plugin on the Settings/Preferences | Plugins page, tab Marketplace, as described in Installing plugins from JetBrains repository.
PhoneGap or Cordova-specific configuration settings
In this field, specify the location of the executable file phonegap, phonegap.cmd, cordova or cordova.cmd, depending on your operating system and the selected framework.
Cordova working directory
In this field, specify the folder where the application files to run are stored.
From this drop-down list, choose the command to run. The contents of the list, depend on the actually used framework, namely, on the executable file specified in the Cordova executable field. The available options are:
From this drop-down list, choose the platform for which the application is intended.
The available options are:
Learn more about targeted platforms from the Platform Guides.
Select this checkbox to appoint an Android physical or virtual device to run the application on and select the required device from the drop-down list.
The list shows all the virtual and physical devices that are currently configured on your machine. Learn more about setting up emulators from the Cordova official website.
If PyCharm displays the following error message: Cannot detect ios-sim in path, make sure you have installed the
When you edit a run configuration (but not a run configuration template), you can specify the following options:
Specify a name for the run/debug configuration to quickly identify it when editing or running the configuration, for example, from the Run popup Alt+Shift+F10.
Allow parallel run
Select to allow running multiple instances of this run configuration in parallel.
By default, it is disabled, and when you start this configuration while another instance is still running, PyCharm suggests to stop the running instance and start another one. This is helpful when a run/debug configuration consumes a lot of resources and there is no good reason to run multiple instances.
Store as project file
Save the file with the run configuration settings to share it with other team members. The default location is .idea/runConfigurations. However, if you do not want to share the .idea directory, you can save the configuration to any other directory within the project.
By default, it is disabled, and PyCharm stores run configuration settings in .idea/workspace.xml.
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.
The button is displayed only when you select a temporary configuration. Click this button to save a temporary configuration as permanent.
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 or and buttons.
To remove grouping, select a folder and click .
Click this button to sort configurations in the alphabetical order.
In this area, you can specify tasks to 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 is hidden. However, when the configuration is running, you can open the corresponding tool window for it yourself by pressing Alt+4 or Alt+5.