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Run/Debug Configuration: XSLT

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This run/debug configuration becomes available, when the XPath View+XSLT Support plugin is enabled.

Getting access to the Run/Debug Configuration: XSLT dialog

Make sure the XPath View+XSLT Support plugin is enabled. The plugin is activated by default. If the plugin is disabled, enable it on the Plugins settings page as described in Enabling and Disabling Plugins.

Settings tab

ItemDescription
Input Use the controls in this area to specify the XML file to process and the script to be executed.
  • XSLT Script File - in this text box, specify the path to the XSLT Style Sheet file. Type the path manually or click Browse browseButton.png and select the desired file in the Choose XSLT File dialog box, that opens.
  • Choose XML Input File - from this drop-down list, select the XML input file to be transformed. The list contains all the XML files that have been associated with the chosen Style Sheet via the File Associations functionality. To specify a file, which is not on the list, click Browse browseButton.png and select the desired file in the Choose XML File dialog box, that opens.
Output Use the controls in this area to configure handling of the script output.
  • Show in Default Console - select this option to have the output displayed in the normal run console, together with any warnings and error messages from the XSLT transformer, as well as messages generated by the script, e.g. by xsl:message.
  • Show in Extra Console Tab - select this option to have the produced output displayed in an extra, XSLT Output, tab.

    This option is selected by default.

  • Highlight Output As - from this drop-down list, select the file type to highlight the output as.
  • Save to File - select this option to have the output saved directly to a file. In the text box, specify the name of the target file. Type the path to the file manually or click Browse browseButton.png and select the desired file in the Choose Output File dialog box, that opens. If you type the name of a file that does not exist, WebStorm will create a file and save the output to it.
    • Open File in Editor After Execution - select this checkbox to have the file with the output opened in the editor after the script is executed successfully.
    • Open File in Web Browser After Execution - select this checkbox to have the file with the output opened in the configured Web browser after the script is executed successfully.
Parameters Use the controls in this area to create and manage a list of parameters to be passed to the script.
  • Add (add.png) - click this button to create a new entry.
  • Remove (icons general remove svg) - click this button to remove the selected entry from the list.
  • Name - in this text box, specify the name of the parameter.
  • Value - in this text box, specify the value of the parameter.

Advanced tab

In this tab, configure additional options that are not commonly required in run configurations.

ItemDescription
Smart Error Handling
  • Clear this checkbox to have the console display full error messages including their complete stack traces, when an error occurs during execution.
  • Select this checkbox to suppress showing staktraces and have the console display only the relevant information about errors.
VM ArgumentsIn this text box, specify optional VM arguments to be passed to the VM where the XSLT script is executed. These can be heap size, garbage collection options, file encoding, etc. If the line of VM arguments is too long, click the editorIcon.gif button and and type the text in the VM Arguments dialog box, that opens.
Working DirectoryIn this text box, specify the working directory to use. Type the path manually or click Browse browseButton.png and select the desired folder in the Working Directory dialog box, that opens.

If no folder is specified in text box, the working directory will be the one where the XSLT script file is located.

Common options

When you edit a run configuration (but not a run configuration template), you can specify the following options for it:

ItemDescription
Name In this text box, specify the name for the run/debug configuration. The name will help you identify the created configuration when you choose to edit it later, or when you invoke it, for example. from the Run popup (Shift+Alt+F10).
Share 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 .idea\runConfigurations folder, while the local run/debug configurations are kept in the .idea\workspace.xml.

Single instance only

Toolbar

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.

ItemShortcutDescription
icons general add svgAlt+InsertCreate a run/debug configuration.
icons general remove svgAlt+Delete Delete the selected run/debug configuration. Note that you cannot delete default configurations.
icons actions copy svg Ctrl+D Create a copy of the selected run/debug configuration. Note that you create copies of default configurations.
icons general settings svg Edit defaults View and edit the default template for the selected run/debug configuration. The defaults are used for newly created configurations.
icons actions moveUp svg/icons actions moveDown svgAlt+Up/Alt+Down

Move the selected run/debug configuration up and down in the list.

The order of configurations in the list defines the order, in which the configurations appear when you choose a run/debug configuration.

Default templates of run/debug configurations are always sorted alphabetically.

folder 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 to be grouped, click folder, and specify the name for the folder. 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-and-drop or icons actions moveUp svg and icons actions moveDown svg buttons.

To remove grouping, select a folder and click icons general remove svg.

icons objectBrowser sorted svg Sort configurations Click this button to sort configurations in alphabetical order.

Defaults

When you select Defaults in the tree view of the run configurations, you can adjust some settings that apply for all run debug configurations.

ItemDescription
Configurations available in Run Dashboard

In this section you can create a list of run configurations available in the Run Dashboard — tool window that helps you execute and manage multiple run/debug configurations.

Note that the dashboard will only display those configuration types for which you have created one ore more configurations.
So if you add a configuration type for which no configurations exist in the project, this type will not be displayed on the dashboard until you create a configuration of this type.

Confirm rerun with process terminationThe behavior of this checkbox depends on whether the Single instance only checkbox is selected for a particular run/debug configuration.
  • If this checkbox is selected, then, in case of a single instance, launching a new process (for example, by clicking run on the main toolbar) while another process is still running, results in showing a dialog box prompting to terminate the current process before launching a new one.
  • If this checkbox is not selected (or in case of multiple instances), WebStorm starts the new process silently.
Temporary configurations limit Specify here the maximum number of temporary configurations to be stored and shown in the Select Run/Debug Configuration drop-down list.

Before Launch options

In this area you can specify tasks that should be carried out before starting the selected run/debug configuration. The specified tasks are performed in the order they appear in the list.

ItemShortcutDescription
icons general add svgAlt+Insert Click this icon to add one of the following available tasks:
  • Run External tool — select this option to run an application which is external to WebStorm. In the dialog that opens, select the application or applications that should be run. If the necessary application is not defined in WebStorm yet, add its definition. For more information, see Configuring Third-Party Tools and External Tools.
  • Run Another Configuration — select this option to execute another run/debug configuration. In the dialog that opens, select the configuration to be run.
  • Run File Watchers — select this option to have WebStorm apply all the currently active file watchers.
  • Run Grunt task — select this option to run a Grunt task. In the Grunt task dialog box that opens, specify the Gruntfile.js where the required task is defined, select the task to execute, and specify the arguments to pass to the Grunt tool.

    Specify the location of the Node.js interpreter, the parameters to pass to it, and the path to the grunt-cli package.

  • Run Gulp task — select this option to run a Gulp task. In the Gulp task dialog box that opens, specify the Gulpfile.js where the required task is defined, select the task to execute, and specify the arguments to pass to the Gulp tool.

    Specify the location of the Node.js interpreter, the parameters to pass to it, and the path to the gulp package.

  • Run npm Script — select this option to execute an npm script. In the NPM Script dialog box that opens, specify the npm run/debug configuration settings.
  • Start React Native Bundler — - elect this option to run the bundler automatically, as part of a running or debugging session. by default, this is done through react-native start. If your application uses Expo, you need to run the development server via the start npm task. To do that, clickicons actions edit svg, then in the Configure React Native dialog, choose npm script and select start from the list.
  • Compile TypeScript — elect this option to run the built-in TypeScript compiler and thus make sure that all the changes you made to your TypeScript code are reflected in the generated JavaScript files. In the TypeScript Compile Settings dialog that opens, select or clear the Check errors checkbox to configure the behaviour of the compiler in case any errors are detected:
    • If the Check errors checkbox is selected, the compiler will show all the errors and the run configuration will not start.
    • If the Check errors checkbox is cleared, the compiler will show all the detected errors but the run configuration still will be launched.
  • Generate CoffeeScript Source Maps — select this option to generate the source maps for your CoffeeScript sources. In the dialog that opens, specify where your CoffeeScript source files are located.
  • Upload files to Remote Host — select this option to have the application files automatically uploaded to the server according to the default server access configuration.
icons general remove svgAlt+Delete Click this icon to remove the selected task from the list.
icons actions edit svg Enter Click this icon to edit the selected task. Make the necessary changes in the dialog that opens.
icons actions moveUp svg/icons actions moveDown svgAlt+Up/Alt+DownClick 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 pageSelect this checkbox to show the run/debug configuration settings prior to actually starting the run/debug configuration.
Activate tool window

If this checkbox is selected, which it is by default, the Run or the Debug tool window opens when you start the run/debug configuration.

Otherwise, the tool window isn't shown. However, when the configuration is running, you can open the corresponding tool window for it yourself by pressing Alt+4 or Alt+5.

Last modified: 13 June 2018

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