WebStorm 2018.2 Help

Intention actions

As you work in the editor, WebStorm analyzes your code, searches for ways to optimize it, and detects potential and actual problems.

As soon as the IDE finds a way to improve your code, it displays a yellow bulb icon yellow bulb icon in the editor next to the cursor. By clicking this icon, you can view intention actions available in the current context. Intention actions cover a wide range of situations from warnings to optimization suggestions.

A yellow bulb icon yellow bulb icon also indicates that WebStorm has detected a problem and prompts you with a a quick-fix for it. For severe problems, WebStorm displays a red bulb with an exclamation mark red bulb icon instead of a light yellow one yellow bulb icon.

You can open a full list of intention actions in the Settings / Preferences Dialog, view their descriptions, and disable or enable them as described in View all intention actions below.

Apply intention actions

  1. Click the bulb icon (or press Alt+Enter) to open the list of suggestions.
  2. Select an action from the list. For example, you can use an intention action to merge the declaration of a variable with its initialization:

    For example, you can use an intention action to inject another language in your code:

    You can use quick-fixes to resolve problems on the fly. For example, if you reference a symbol that you haven't imported yet, you can use the quick-fix to add the missing import statement:

View all intention actions

You can view the full list of available intention actions, and disable actions that you don't need at the moment:

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), select Editor | Intentions.
  2. For each intention action, you can see a description and an example.

    If you want to disable an intention, deselect the checkbox next to it.

  3. Apply the changes and close the dialog.
    View all intentions on the Intentions page (Settings/Preferences)

Disable intention actions on the fly

  1. Click the light bulb icon (or press Alt+Enter) to open the list of suggestions.
  2. Select the action you want to disable, and click the right arrow.
  3. Select Disable <intention action name>.
Last modified: 13 June 2018

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