Compilation errors not always easy to spot - line number should be displayed somewhere Follow
sometimes I get compilation errors in a file and cannot spot the line.
e.g. cannot spot the red line near the scroll bar. either because of file size or because there are many warnings.
I only see an error in the at the top right of the file scroll bar.
Is there a way to view the error line somewhere? a console or event log?
It is possible to add details to that analysis window?
// using IDEA 2017.1.4 (community edition) / linux redhat
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You should see the error in the Problems view or in the Messages view, check https://www.jetbrains.com/help/idea/2017.1/problems-tool-window.html.
Make project automatically: check box does not exists under Compiler or Java compiler settings
I cannot find any View for Problems view or Messages view:
Please attach the full screenshot of the editor window. What is the language of the problematic file?
Are you sure you don't have this option?
I have - like I told before: it compiles when I save but does no Message or Problems
You have this option disabled:
FYI there is a problem on the scrollbar on the right
I enabled the option and still same behavior there are no Problem window or Message window appearing anywhere
Is the error in syntax? Is it reported by the compiler on rebuild?
If the error is reported by the inspection, run Analyze | Inspect Code to get the results list.
I simply remove a semi colon and save the file. I don't do rebuild often - we have 500K line of codes
it works with Analyze. I can find the line with error.
So my problem is with the UI - as I described 2 post ago - depending on what is selected in IDEA, the scroll back hides the red error line
Thanks for the information. Please vote for https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-41960.
Build | Build should display the error as well if it's in syntax and the file cannot be compiled.
The OP asked a few times how to access the Problems view and/or Messages view. It was not clear to me from above gut the helps says that "This tool window is activated automatically if the Make project automatically option is enabled in Compiler settings. "
The Messages tool window will be shown if there are any messages (infos/errors/warnings) on the project build.