IntelliJ Platform Plugin SDK Help


The IntelliJ Platform provides the concept of actions. An action is a class derived from AnAction, whose actionPerformed() method is called when its menu item or toolbar button is selected.

Actions are the most common way for a user to invoke the functionality of your plugin. An action can be invoked from a menu or a toolbar, using a keyboard shortcut or the Help | Find Action... lookup.

Actions are organized into groups, which, in turn, can contain other groups. A group of actions can form a toolbar or a menu. Subgroups of the group can form submenus of a menu.

The user can customize all registered actions via Menus and Toolbars settings.

Please see Action System on how to create and register actions in the IDE.

Last modified: 04 April 2023