Gradle Navigation

Compatible with: IntelliJ IDEA PhpStorm WebStorm PyCharm RubyMine AppCode CLion GoLand DataGrip Rider MPS Android Studio
Dec 05, 2017
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Open our customized popup dialog and choose from a variety of context-sensitive destinations, including tree nodes, goals, and tasks. For each destination choose from context-sensitive actions such as go, open, run, and debug.

Say goodbye to bland popup menus and fatigue invoking nested trees. You can configure options under Settings/Appearance/Gradle Navigation. Make sure to assign to the popup command to a convenient, unused function key!

Because our plugin is now applicable to Gradle, Maven, Android, and other project build engines, we will be changing our name. Stay tuned!


Destination Popup - A popup window is also provided with buttons to either go to tasks or groups in the Gradle tree, or run tasks directly. You can easily customize the content and order of items in the popup.
The navigation popup now includes links to various project and module settings, along with Android resource directories, the Maven project tree, and Maven POM files (if they exist in conventional locations)

Menu Items - The Gradle/Maven Navigation Plugin for IntelliJ adds additional features to the standard Gradle and Maven plugin. You can now swivel between the source editor, the project view, and the Gradle view. A custom popup displays common destinations and user configured tasks and groups. Commands are added to various context menus in the Project Tree, Gradle Tree, and Editor Window.

Goto Gradle/Maven - project, task, or group

Goto Project - gradle settings or build, source root, or resource root

Gradle Users: This plugin works for both single-project and multi-project Gradle builds.

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Recent change notes

  • bugfix: Open Android manifest after navigation
  • task: Update description
  • task: Update description
  • task: Rename 'if node' to 'if branch'
  • bugfix: Calling static Kotlin from Groovy must use '@' prefix
  • task: Update description
  • bugfix: NPE checks
  • feature: Add open popup command to navigation menu
  • task: Rename Gradle Window to Navigation Destinations
  • feature: Make popup grid 4 columns
  • task: Rename 'Project Tree' to 'In Project Tree'
  • bugfix: Do not show Android resource destinations if they do not exist
  • feature: Add 'Project Tree' popup destination
  • feature: Add option to open file after navigation
  • feature: Add 'Vaandroid' destination.
  • feature: Add 'FileSystem' destination.
  • feature: Show task popup even when project is not maven or gradle.
  • feature: Add Android manifest destination.
  • task: Update popup title for Maven.
  • task: Update settings instructions.
  • feature: Show Maven coordinates on 3 lines
  • workaround: Maven will not load tree if it is activated programmatically on startup
  • bugfix: Check for NULL module before Android and Maven search
  • bugfix: Force activate/init gradle and maven tool windows on startup
  • bugfix: Catch exceptions if Maven project tree is not initialized
  • feature: Show Maven project name in popup
  • feature: Allow running custom Maven goals from popup
  • task: Remove redundant text in popup
  • Add icons to user defined popup tasks
  • Add icon to menu items
  • Add support for Maven goals
  • task: Rename 'Gradle Module' to 'Gradle Project'
  • bugfix: Prevent popup from switching by default to Gradle Projects
  • feature: Add popup destination Maven Project
  • feature: Add popup destination Maven POM
  • feature: Add popup destination for JPA (persistence.xml)
  • bugfix: Fix Groovy class cast regression
  • feature: Add goto Maven POM action to menu
  • feature: Add goto Maven POM action to popup
  • feature: Filter irrelevant actions in popup
  • feature: Show balloon if popup invoked and project is not Maven or Gradle project
  • bugfix: Cannot share data context between Swing events
  • feature: Add Android resource destinations to popup (drawable, menu, layout)
  • feature: Remove png background
  • feature: Add 'Preferences' action to popup

General usage instructions

After installing the plugin, commands will be added to various context menus.