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IDEA 4: Export Code Formatter Settings

 
Jessica Sant
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Most the guys in my group use Eclipse, and it has a snazzy little feature where one person can define the code format settings and export it to a file, then everyone else can just import that file and voila--- you're all using the same code formating.
In IDEA 4.0 -- I see I can Save different settings under different names, but don't see anything about export / import -- anyone know if this is do-able?
 
Chris Mathews
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Unfortunately, IDEA does not offer an export feature... but that never stopped me. Here is what you do:
Steps to "Export" your Code Style Scheme
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1. Configure your Code Style Settings, select Save As and give it a decent name.
2. Jump to your file system and find your home directory. This is where IDEA stores its configuration settings by default, in a directory called .IntelliJIdea. Goto USER_HOME\.IntelliJIdea\config\codestyles and you will find an xml file with the same name you provided earlier. This holds all of our Code Style Scheme settings.
3. Copy said xml file and pass this around your team, stick a copy in cvs, whatever you want to share it among the team.
4. Done.
Steps to "Import" a Code Style Scheme
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1. Close IDEA if it is currently running.
2. Copy the Code Style Scheme xml file you want to import to USER_HOME\.IntelliJIdea\config\codestyles.
3. Start IDEA and go to the Global Code Style Configuration screen. The file you just copied should now be available in the Scheme select box, choose it and hit apply.
4. Done.
 
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