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    Daniel Hinojosa
    Probably just how the IntelliJ Scala Plugin recognizes a Scala Project.
    Adding scala-libarary to the test scope only I would assume is very rare
    ok. Thanks again @dhinojosa
    Ishan Shah
    Intellij attempts to download the scalafmt jars from the public internet and the firewall in our org doesn't allow that. We do have scalafmt within our internal maven repository though. Is there any way we can point the Scala plugin to use a local scalafmt jar, or tell it what maven repo to download it from? Thanks
    Eric Peters
    Is there a way to pass in a sbt arg like "testPreRelease" configuration into the ScalaTest intellij run config?
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    Eric Peters
    I also noticed that when running through sbt it runs each test suite one at a time, which also triggers code formatting checks we have and does recompiling each time (which seems odd) - e.g. [IJ]{file:/Users/eric/dd/bigdata-master/web_api/}web_api/ testOnly feature_factory_interfaces.output.SmallFeatureDescriptorSetSerializerTest how can I use the ScalaTest and just have it run the single testPreRelease
    4 replies
    I'm just trying to open a project with the Scala plugin that uses sbt. No matter what I try I can't seem to get it to recognize that it's an actual sbt project. I "Opened as Project" to no avail. The scala plugin is installed and it's able to highlight code, but the sbt window doesn't appear. Any ideas?
    blowing away .idea seems to fix :frowning:
    Dario Abdulrehman
    does anyone know how to add support for scalafix-organize-imports in IntelliJ?
    Dermot Haughey
    Is there any plan to make Intellij work with SBT under wsl2? I know they got it working with maven and gradle
    2 replies
    the plugin can't support debug breakpoints on top-level method.
    2 replies
    I have issues with the auto import feature since I started working with Scala3 both on Metal with VSCode and with Intellij. Does someone know why?
    Brian P. Holt
    Is it possible to debug ScalaJS code running in NodeJS inside IntelliJ? I’m not sure how one would set up the run configuration for that.
    Nicholas Molenaar
    @loup-fox same, eventually deleting the .bloop / .bsp / .idea folder and make sure to be on the stable branch of the scala plugin made it work again (changed also back to SBT project instead of BSP)

    There is a sample intellij plugin that depends on org.intellij.scala plugin also.
    Now, this sample intellij plugin has a functionality to fetch json over http and then parse it.

    For parsing json in scala, there are multiple libraries, and we decided to use spray json library.

    Reason for choosing spray json :-

    spray json library is present in library dependency graph of org.intellij.scala, and sample intellij plugin directly depends on org.intellij.scala plugin.

    So to keep sample intellij plugin library size minimum, we thought of using json parser library that is used by org.intellij.scala plugin.

    But, we are getting PluginClassLoader exception :-

    java.lang.LinkageError: loader constraint violation: when resolving method 'spray.json.RootJsonFormat spray.json.DefaultJsonProtocol$.jsonFormat1(scala.Function1, spray.json.JsonFormat, scala.reflect.ClassTag)' the class loader com.intellij.ide.plugins.cl.PluginClassLoader @2a4b0539 of the current class, com/sample/plugin/FetchDomainObjectsFromWire, and the class loader com.intellij.ide.plugins.cl.PluginClassLoader @573b8e9c for the method's defining class, spray/json/DefaultJsonProtocol$, have different Class objects for the type scala/Function1 used in the signature (com.sample.plugin.FetchDomainObjectsFromWire is in unnamed module of loader com.intellij.ide.plugins.cl.PluginClassLoader @2a4b0539, parent loader 'bootstrap'; spray.json.DefaultJsonProtocol$ is in unnamed module of loader com.intellij.ide.plugins.cl.PluginClassLoader @573b8e9c, parent loader 'bootstrap')

    Our understanding so far for this exception :-

    As org.intellij.scala and sample intellij are loaded in different classloaders, so sample intellij plugin can't use any class loaded by PluginClassLoader of org.intellij.scala.
    To use spray json classes in sample intellij plugin, spray json should be explicitly added to libraryDependencies in sample intellij plugin.

    Adding spray json to libraryDependencies in sample intellij plugin will solve the class-loader issue,

    but increase the packaged plugin binary size, as spray json library is also packaged in sample intellij plugin.


        <vendor email="moglideveloper@gmail.com" url="https://github.com/JetBrains/sbt-idea-plugin/discussions/107">Linkage Error</vendor>
        <idea-version since-build="211.5538" until-build="211.*"/>

    build.sbt :

    scalaVersion := "2.13.2"
    intellijPlugins += "org.intellij.scala:2021.1.18".toPlugin
    intellijDownloadSources := true
    ThisBuild / bundleScalaLibrary  := false


    addSbtPlugin("org.jetbrains" % "sbt-idea-plugin" % "3.12.2")

    Final Note: if spray-json is not present in SamplePlugin/target/plugin/logicIj/lib, then plugin is giving LinkageError, when run from intellij-run configuration or by loading sample plugin izip in fresh intellij instance.

    Kindly confirm, if our understanding is correct and please suggest recommended approach/ best practices for this scenario.

    For reference purpose, this question can also be found here :


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    Oron Port
    If you want to find Scala 3 issues, just try using the Scala 3 compiler with IntelliJ. Sadly it's currently completely broken.
    It looks like IJ thinks this project is a Scala 2 project.
    @soronpo I found that when using bsp import Intellij classifies the project correctly and it's usable
    Naftoli Gugenheim
    Hi, what's the current state of these setups?
    • Scala 3 support -- when is that expected to be fully usable?
    • Mill projects
    • Import via BSP
    Swoorup Joshi
    Union types not working, this is a dealbreaker for me
    Hey good people. Can we use scala 3 smoothly with IntelliJ or we will have to wait for a while.
    11 replies
    Aaron Radzinski
    Would really be nice to get some attention to https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/SCL-19068 - without it Scala3 is unusable for maven-based projects
    Michael Pilquist
    Anyone having any luck using Intellij with Scala 3 final? Go-to-definition is broken for external libraries and when I expand individual external libraries in the project pane, they don't have any classes in them.
    2 replies
    Jim Newton
    when thee test case source code is displayed in IntelliJ there is a little green run-triangle beside the test. I can press the mouse button. on that little triangle to launch the particular test. Doing so launches a particular java executable. /Applications/IntelliJ IDEA CE.app/Contents/jbr/Contents/Home/bin/java, in my case. What controls which java executable path is used here? It is different on my 2 laptops, and I cannot figure out why.
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    I've tried changing the JDK selection in the Preferences, but that seems to have no effect.
    Jim Newton
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    Hi, I’m trying out Scala 3 and it when I import a project, I don’t get any autocompletion for new keywords (though highlighting works) and indentation also doesn’t seem to work if I got bracketless.

    I understood that Scala 3 was already supported in the latest version of the IntelliJ scala plugin. But what is the extent of that support? I tried looking up online if there is a list of known current issues but I didn’t find anything so far. Are the issues mentioned above expected?

    James Yoo
    An answer to @aerua:matrix.org 's question might be useful, I'm sitting on some weird behaviour that I might report as a bug if it's not already documented as such
    Nikolay Tropin
    @aerua:matrix.org , @jyoo980 What version of Scala plugin do you use? You may use IDEA 2021.2 EAP to try latest updates, they are not yet backported to the stable versions. We are trying to make optional braces as convenient as possible. If problems are still there please report a new issue
    3 replies
    Igal Tabachnik
    3 replies
    Congratulations on graduating the super-secret experimental option :)
    Justin Kaeser
    you found it :tada:
    you can also enabledisable it from action search
    Igal Tabachnik
    Sweet! Can't live without my action search :)
    Also, I'm using the classic IntelliJ shortcuts, so on macOS one needs to disable the damn "open man pages in Terminal" global shortcut first :)
    Justin Kaeser
    Ben Hutchison

    The advantages of Scala 3 seem to have enabled the implementation of Code Completion in Intellij to be dramatically simplified! The new Scala 3 version is massively simpler than the Scala 2 version :

    def codeCompletionSuggestions(ctx: CodeContext, editorContext: EditorContext, ref: ProjectRef) = Global.showFailAlert("Cannot Perform Operation. Too complex, sorry.")

    6 replies
    Hello folks I am having the issue reported here with the latest intelliJ Ultimate https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-235805
    4 replies
    This is the first time having that.
    Ahmet Turk
    Hi all, does anyone know if Intellij support click to see differences feature for any of the scala test frameworks?
    I would like to be able t, lest say, compare two list of case classes and get click to see differences when test fails.
    4 replies
    Nikita Gazarov
    Is there any ETA on when Scala 3 support will be approx as good as Scala 2 in IntelliJ? Or at least reasonably complete?
    1 reply
    Igal Tabachnik
    Hi all, just sent a PR to upgrade the plugin to use sbt 1.5.3! Who is brave enough to check it? :P JetBrains/intellij-scala#590
    Eric Peters
    is there an easy way to turn off certain scala compiler flags (like warn on discard units) only while using intellij's native compiling? using sbt shell works but you don't get the nice point/click on failed files/etc
    2 replies