On this page you will find a short Getting Started Guide that will walk you step by step from creating a web application to debugging and testing it.
Creating a new application
Choose Create New Project on the Welcome screen. The Create New Project Dialog opens.on the main menu or click
In the left-hand pane, choose Empty Project.
In the right-hand pane, specify the path to the folder where the project-related files will be stored. Click Create.
To open the application sources that are already on your machine
Click Open on the Welcome screen or choose on the main menu. In the dialog that opens, select the folder where your sources are stored.
To check out the application sources from your version control
Click Check out from Version Control on the Welcome screen or choose on the main menu.
Select your version control system from the list.
In the VCS-specific dialog that opens, type your credentials and the repository to check out the application sources from.
ECMAScript 6: This version adds support for the features introduced in ECMAScript 2015-2017 as well as some current proposals to the standard.
React JSX: This version adds support for the JSX syntax on top of ECMAScript 6
Flow: This version adds support for the Flow syntax.
Downloading npm dependencies
Before you start, install Node.js. If your application uses some tools, libraries, or frameworks, download the required packages.
To install a package in an empty project
Open the embedded Terminal (Alt+F12) and type
npm install <package name>at the command prompt.
If you already have a package.json file in your project
package.jsonfile in the editor or in the Project tool window and choose Run 'npm install' on the context menu.
Configuring code completion for project dependencies
To provide code completion for project dependencies, WebStorm automatically creates a
Viewing parameter hints
Parameter hints show the names of parameters in methods and functions to make your code easier to read. By default, parameter hints are shown only for values that are literals or function expressions but not for named objects.
To configure parameter hints
In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S) box (Ctrl+Alt+S), click General under Editor, then click Appearance. The Appearance page opens.
Click Configure next to the Show parameter name hint checkbox (the checkbox is selected by default).
In the Configure Parameter Name Hints dialog that opens, select the Show name for all arguments checkbox in the Options area.
To add ES6 import statements on code completion
In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), click General under editor, and then click Auto Import. The Auto Import page opens.
WebStorm can also generate import statements for symbols defined in the project’s dependencies. Autoimport works for symbols from packages that contain TypeScript definition files (like in moment or redux) or sources written as ES modules.
- Do one of the following:
Chooseon the main menu or press Alt+F2. Then select the desired browser from the pop-up menu.
Hover your mouse pointer over the code to show the browser icons bar: Click the icon that indicates the desired browser.