Run/Debug Configuration: Spy-js
In this dialog box, create configurations for tracing Web applications using the Spy-js tool.
On this page:
- Getting Access to the Run/Debug Configuration: Spy-js Dialog Box
- Spy-js-Specific Configuration Settings
- Common options
Getting Access to the Run/Debug Configuration: Spy-js Dialog Box
- Download and install Node.js because it is used by the Spy-js trace server.
- Make sure the Spy-js plugin is enabled. The plugin is bundled with WebStorm and activated by default. If the plugin is not activated, enable it on the Plugins page of the Settings / Preferences Dialog as described in Enabling and Disabling Plugins.
Spy-js-Specific Configuration Settings
In this field,
specify the NodeJS installation home. Type the path to the NodeJS executable file manually,
or click the button
and select the location in the dialog box, that opens.
With Spy-js, it is recommended to use Node.js version 0.10.24 or higher.
|Trace server port||
In this spin box, specify the port on which Spy-js will act as a proxy server.
This port number must be the same as your system proxy port.
If the Automatically configure system proxy check box is selected, the specified port number is automatically set for the system proxy server.
Otherwise you will have to specify the value of the field in the system proxy settings manually.
The trace server port is filled in automatically. To avoid port conflicts, it is recommended that you accept the suggested value and keep the Automatically configure system proxy check box selected.
In this drop-down list, specify the way to configure a tracing session.
|URL to trace||In this field, specify the URL address of the Web page to capture events on. By default, the field is empty. This means that Spy-js captures events on all the currently opened Web pages. If you want to restrict the tracing to a certain page, specify its URL address. Type the address manually or choose it from the drop-down list, if it has been once specified in the configuration.|
|Automatically configure system proxy||
|Name||In this text box, specify the name of the current run/debug configuration. This field does not appear for the default run/debug configurations.|
|Defaults||This node in the left-hand pane of the dialog box contains the default run/debug configuration settings. Select the desired configuration to change its default settings in the right-hand pane. The defaults are applied to all newly created run/debug configurations.|
Select this check box to make the run/debug configuration available to other team members.
The shared run/debug configurations are kept in separate xml files under
This check box is not available when editing the run/debug configuration defaults.
|Single instance only||If this check box is selected, this run/debug configuration cannot be launched more than once.
Every time a new run/debug configuration is launched, WebStorm 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 check box is not selected, it is possible to launch as many instances of the runner as required. So doing, each runner will start in its own tab of the Run tool window.
|Before launch||Specify which tasks must be performed before applying the run/debug configuration.
The specified tasks are performed in the order they appear in the list.