Intellij D Language
Support for the D Programming Language within IntelliJ IDEA
Supported versions of IntelliJ
|Plugin Version||IntelliJ Versions||release notes|
|1.17.2||2018.1.3 - 2019.1.*||TBE|
|1.17.1||2018.1.* - 2019.1.*||bug fixes|
|1.17||2018.1.* - 2019.1.*||bug fixes and experimental support for AppCode and CLion|
|1.16.2||2017.3.* - 2018.1.*||bug fixes|
|1.16||2017.3.* - 2018.1.*||support for IntelliJ 2018.1, processing D libs in background, UI changes, and fix various bugs|
|1.15.4||2017.2.* - 2017.3.*||bug fixes (xmas release)|
|1.15.3||2017.2.* - 2017.3.*||bug fixes (dropped 2017.1.* support)|
|1.15.2||2017.1.* - 2017.3.*||added Structure View, code folding, bug fixes|
|1.15.1||2017.1.* - 2017.3.*||bug fixes|
|1.15||2017.1.* - 2017.3.*||bug fixes|
|1.14||2017.1.* - 2017.3.*||added support for debugging via GDB and error reporting via sentry.io|
|1.13.1||2017.1.* - 2017.3.*||support for IntelliJ 2017.3 and fix various bugs|
|1.13||2017.1.* - 2017.2.*||support for IntelliJ 2017.2 and remove the need for DCD|
|1.12||2017.1 - 2017.1.5||support for IntelliJ 2017.1|
|1.11||2016.3 - 2016.3.*||support for IntelliJ 2016.3|
JetBrains create downloadable releases with or without a bundled JRE. If you download a release without a bundled JRE you will need to have a JRE installed. Since IntelliJ 16 (the 2016.* versions) JRE 8 is required to run the IDE.
A few caveats, etc.
This plugin is being developed by a small team of volunteers in their spare time. Currently we only support IntelliJ IDEA however we intend to support other Jetbrains IDE's in the future, especially CLion (help with #57 would be appreciated). The feature set is continually evolving.
As the project relies on the good will of its contributors, progress can sometimes take a while. It is a project that will span years not weeks.
You can help by using the plugin and raising issues for feature requests and bugs. Even better get involved and submit pull requests.
Download and install IntelliJ Community Edition (Free) or Ultimate (Paid) From IntelliJ go to Preferences > Plugins > Browse Repositories and search For "D Language" (you will see 2 plugins, Choose the DLanguage one) then click install and restart IntelliJ
You can also download the plugin jar to your local disk directly from the Jetbrains plugin repository and then in IntelliJ go to Preferences > Plugins > Install plugin from disk and choose the jar you downloaded
Import an existing DUB project
If you have an existing dub project you can import it via File > Import Project
New Project with DUB
When you select this to create a new project with dub, if dub is on your path, it will attempt to use dub init to create a new dub project for you. If dub is not on your path it will create a source directory and you will have to create your sdl/json dub file manually or rename/delete the source folder and then use dub init to recreate it. Alternatively you can open an existing dub project by doing: File -> Open
Once a dub project is loaded there is right click menu option to run with dub, or you can use the run config – run with Dub.
Before running go and configure the DTools in Settings -> Languages & Frameworks -> D Tools.
Basic DUB Dependency Support
There is very basic dub dependency support via Tools > Process D Libraries
It reads the dub dependencies and loads the libraries into the External Libraries
Basic D-Unit Test Runner Support
If you add the d-unit dependency to your dub.json d-unit and then run Process D Libraries you will be able to run d-unit tests
The best option is to do and get the following tools and build them according to their GitHub page instructions:
If you put these tools on your path you can go to (Settings -> Languages & Frameworks -> D Tools) and just click autofind on each of the tools and it will find them. Otherwise you will need to select the correct path to the tool for each one.
There is a nice blog post about setting up the tools at: www.samael.me.uk
To configure DCD in the dcd-server add a comma separated list of paths that point to your libraries that you want to include in autocompletion.
This will add the phobos and druntime/import as well as my rainbow dub project. You can add other dub packages by adding the path to them. I should be able to autoconfigure this stuff in a future release.
UPDATE: all project files are now automatically added to DCD and if on MacOS/OSX/macOS the D sources are also added automatically. The position on Linux and Windows is not currently clear since this work was done on OSX.
DCD Server Restart Action
I noticed that after a while the auto completion seemed to cause the editor to hang. As a first step I have added a menu action in Tools as the last option to Restart the DCD Server. This action will just kill the running process and restart it again which seems to fix the hanging issue. I will investigate further to find a way to prevent the hanging in the first place but this is a helpful restart action.
To reformat D code use the shortcut or the menu item - Code -> Reformat Code with D Format (ctrl+alt+K) or on mac (cmd+alt+K)
To apply DFix to the a file use the shortcut or the menu item - Code -> Fix D code with DFi (ctrl+alt+M) or on mac (cmd+alt+M)
Go to Preferences -> Editor -> Colors and Fonts -> D File
You can customize the syntax highlighting colours here. Save as a new theme - and then untick the inherit from checkbox and this will allow you to choose a colour for each item. Only the native items will show as changing in the code example. From function definition downwards the options are related to annotated highlighting which is based on the grammar and not the lexer. So these don't show as changing the code example but they do work.
Here are some screenshots of progress to date:
Autocompletion using DCD
Dscanner Code Linting
Configure Syntax Highlighting
Improved Syntax Highlighting with Annotator:
Syntax Highlighting and PSI Structure:
Create a new D project:
Module Settings - add D compiler:
Module Settings - set D compiler in project:
Add new D file (from right click menu)
D file editor:
Run Configuration menus:
Run Configuration create box:
Run Configuration edit:
Run Configuration running:
PSI Tree and Highlighting:
Contributions are accepted via fork and pull request but please co-ordinate via issues so we don't duplicate effort.
Instructions for Developers
read this document: developing custom language plugins for IntelliJ
also see this document for getting the environment setup: plugin development
this one is also helpful: make a plugin in less than 30 mins
The project uses Gradle with the gradle-intellij-plugin. Simply use the Gradle wrapper in the root of the project to build the plugin using the following:
You can also use the plugin to boot up a stand alone instance of IntelliJ with the plugin installed using:
This plugin uses portions of code from another project. There original copyright statement is below:
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