Using package.json in Webstorm 7

I am new to Webstorm and I just installed Webstorm 7.  I notice there is a package.json menu option in the context menu for External Libraries.  But mine is disabled.  I wanted to use the package.json file on Git for angular-ui.  I installed the base angular package from the node button on the main toolbar, but angular-ui is not an option there.  Clearly I am missing something here.

Pamela

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Hi Pamela,

sorry, I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to accomplish...

>I notice there is a package.json menu option in the context menu for External Libraries.

New | package.json menu action creates a package.json stub (with 'name' and 'version' properties) in the project root. If you do already have a package.json file in your root folder, this menu item is disabled

>I wanted to use the package.json file on Git for angular-ui.

do you mean that you have downloaded angular-ui from git and added it to your project? What use of this package.json do you try to make? Install all dependencies found in it?


> I installed the base angular package from the node button on the main toolbar, but angular-ui is not an option there.

sure - there is no such node packaged module in the registry. This means that you can't install it using npm


Best regards,
Lena

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Thanks, Elena.  I also just got introduced to package.json files yesterday.  Clearly I need to do more research to understand their purpose.

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