Idea - Plugin Development


How to develop IDEA plugin.

Plugin Type

The most common types of plugins include:

  • Custom language support (File type recognition, Lexical analysis, Syntax highlighting, Formatting, Code insight and code completion, Inspections and quick-fixes, Intention actions)
  • Framework integration (Example: Struts)
  • Third-party Tool integration (manipulate third-party tools and components directly from the IDE without switching contexts.)
  • User interface add-ons (Apply various changes to the standard user interface of the IDE)



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