When you apply intentions or quick-fixes that result in an unresolved element not exported in the file, WebStorm is now able to automatically add unambiguous imports to the file for that element. There is an option under each live template in the settings (Settings | Editor | Live Templates) to automatically add unambiguous imports for elements that would otherwise be unresolved when using them.
WebStorm 2023.2 now supports the CSS nesting module feature. We’ve implemented syntax support and an inspection for checking that the nested selector does not start with an identifier or functional notation.
We’ve expanded support for CSS color modification to
include conversion of
WebStorm 2023.2 includes a number of color conversion actions to let you
quickly change between
oklch, and other color functions – press
Alt+Enter to give it a try.
We have some great news for Vue users! Vue Language Server (Volar) support has landed in WebStorm to provide more accurate error detection and better type information in the quick navigation and documentation popups. By default, VLS will be used for TypeScript v5.0 and higher, and the wrapper over the TypeScript service will be used for earlier TypeScript versions. You can set the Vue service to use VLS integration on all TypeScript versions, under Settings | Languages & Frameworks | TypeScript | Vue.
WebStorm 2023.2 also includes several other improvements for Vue support.
Firstly, we’ve added support for the
simplifying work with two-way binding. The macro automatically registers a
prop, and returns a
ref that can be directly mutated.
We’ve also added support for the
provide/inject mechanism with
completion for the
inject field, as well as the ability to resolve
injected properties and correct type information.
Next.js 13.1 now includes a TypeScript Language Service plugin for the new app directory. The new plugin offers suggestions for configuring pages and layouts, provides hints for Server and Client Components, and comes with custom documentation. This documentation can now be viewed in WebStorm. We’ve also fixed the false-positive unused warnings in the app directory.
We’ve added a new set of code snippets – or live templates as they are called in WebStorm – for React hooks. You can find the new live templates under Settings | Editor | Live Templates > React hooks. To use them, type the abbreviation associated with a live template in the editor and press Tab to expand it.
We’ve integrated the Svelte Language Server. This will bring all errors reported by svelte-check right to your IDE, including null checks inside markup, prop type checking, and the zero-effort type safety from SvelteKit. We’ve also supported the cases where path aliases are defined in the configuration files of the bundlers and not in tsconfig.json. WebStorm will resolve imports with such path aliases for Svelte, Vue, and Astro.
WebStorm 2023.2 includes a Watch for Changes button for Jest tests in the
Run tool window, which will let you enable watch mode. This will
bypass the need for you to manually set up
Jest options in the run configuration.
For SolidJS, we’ve introduced
rename refactoring for the getter and setter of the
function. We’ve also improved Emmet support with Preact and SolidJS –
WebStorm now uses type information from
provide proper unfolding of Emmet. Lastly, WebStorm will no longer show false
errors for class attributes and will provide proper navigation for JSX type
We continue our effort to provide
better support for
strictTemplates. We’ve reworked the way
WebStorm handles generics and directive inputs. WebStorm interprets
ngTemplateContextGuard methods and propagates type evaluation
to the template variables. Libraries that heavily use mapped types, like NgRx,
now work properly, too.
In WebStorm 2023.2, we’ve made several improvements to Astro support. Now,
PostCSS works in the
<style> tag of Astro components by
default. Moreover, you can now use CSS preprocessors like Sass, Less, and
Stylus in the
Last year we introduced a new, more minimalistic UI for WebStorm and other JetBrains IDEs. We’ve been further refining the new UI based on your feedback and are now ready to bring it out of Beta. You can enable the new UI using the IDE and Project Settings cog in the top right corner of the IDE. Read on to learn about the key changes that have landed in this release.
We’ve expanded the customization options for the new UI with a drop-down menu to quickly add actions to the toolbar. Right-click on any widget, select Add to Main Toolbar, and explore the available options.
WebStorm 2023.2 introduces colored project headers to simplify navigation between several open projects. You can now assign a unique color and icon to each of your projects, making it easier to distinguish them in your workspace.
We’ve refined the user experience with the Light theme by introducing the alternate Light with Light Header option, which features matching light colors for window headers, tooltips, and notification balloons.
We’ve redesigned the behavior of the hamburger menu in the main toolbar for Windows and Linux. When you click on the menu icon, the elements now appear horizontally over the toolbar. There’s also an option to turn this menu into a separate toolbar via View | Appearance | Main menu as a Separate Toolbar.
When working on macOS in full screen mode using the new UI, the window controls are now displayed on the main toolbar rather than on the floating bar as before.
To make managing multiple run configurations easier, we’ve implemented the option to pin preferred configurations in the Run widget. To add a run configuration to the Pinned section, click on the three dots next to its name and select Pin. If you have multiple pinned configurations, you can rearrange them by dragging and dropping them within the list.
We’ve introduced initial integration with GitLab in WebStorm 2023.2. This integration will allow you to streamline your development workflow by working with the Merge Request functionality right from the IDE.
WebStorm 2023.2 introduces a highly anticipated feature that allows users to selectively commit specific parts of code chunks. To perform a partial commit, select the lines within a chunk and call Include Selected Lines into Commit from the context menu. The chunk will be divided into individual lines with the selected ones highlighted.
In WebStorm 2023.2, you can now access and preview the contents of Docker image layers in the Services view. We've also introduced the ability to designate a run configuration as a Before launch task. WebStorm will wait for the currently running container to reach a healthy state before initiating the next run configuration. You can read this blog post to learn more.
We released a preview of the AI Assistant plugin in the EAP builds of WebStorm 2023.2 with an integrated AI chat and commit message generation. The AI Assistant plugin is available with limited access on our Marketplace. We plan to release frequent updates of the plugin, adding new features and improving it further. See this blog post for more information.
In this release, WebStorm integrates the Qodana code quality platform. You can trigger a static code analysis right in WebStorm, view the list of problems across your entire project, and configure Qodana in your CI/CD system to establish quality gates. Once configured, you’ll see the results of the server-side analysis in your IDE. See this blog post for more information.
Search Everywhere (Double Shift) now includes text search capabilities similar to Find in Files. With this enhancement, text search results are displayed when there are few or no other search results available for a given query. The feature is enabled by default and can be managed in Settings | Advanced Settings > Search Everywhere.
WebStorm 2023.2 brings the option to arrange your files in the Project view based on their modification time. This new functionality automatically reorders the files whenever the changes in your project are saved. To enable this feature, click on the three dots in the Project view and then select Tree Appearance | Sort by Modification Time.
To make it easier to configure WebStorm for your specific projects and extend its functionality with plugins, we have updated the UI for the Settings | Plugins section. It now includes a set of suggested plugins based on your project specifics.
We’ve added a new Open Directories with Single Click option to make expanding and collapsing the project folders in the Project view quicker and more responsive. The option is available from the drop-down menu once you click the three dots icon.
We’ve introduced the LSP API for plugin developers who want to use a specific LSP server to add code assistance for technologies not yet natively supported in JetBrains IDEs. You can read this blog post to learn more.