#934 ✓resolved
Peter Hilton

Document how to create a new IDEA project for a Play app

Reported by Peter Hilton | June 24th, 2011 @ 11:26 AM | in 1.2.3 (closed)

If you are new to IntelliJ IDEA, the documentation at http://www.playframework.org/documentation/1.2.1/ide#intellij is not enough to be be able to start using your project, because it skips the ‘create project’ step that comes before ‘import module’.

To create a single module IntelliJ IDEA project, do the following.

  1. On the command line, use the play new command to create the Play project.
  2. On the command line, use the play idealize command to create an IntelliJ IDEA module.
  3. In IntelliJ IDEA, on the File menu, select New Project…
  4. In the New Project wizard, select Create project from scratch.
  5. Click the Next button.
  6. On the next wizard page, change the Project files location to the directory containing your Play application.
  7. On the same wizard page, set the Project file format to your preferred format.
  8. On the same wizard page, uncheck Create module (since the module already exists).
  9. Click the Finish button.
  10. On the File menu, select New Module…
  11. On the Add Module wizard, select Import existing module and select the .iml in the application directory.
  12. Click the Finish button.

Of course, it would be nice if play idealize also automated steps 3-12.

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