How to add import statement to the class programatically

I want to add the import statements to a class programtically, how can i do this. In eclispe  there is something like compUnit.createImport(), do we have something similar in intellij.


Usually you don't need to add imports manually, you can use qualified class names in added methods/fields instead and then call
JavaCodeStyleManager#shortenClassReferences to let IDEA add required imports automatically in sorted order accordingly to the project code style

Nikolay Chashnikov
"Develop with pleasure!"


Thanks for this, Nikolay. I have been picking at this issue for several days now. I finally decided to see if there was a plugin development forum and search for my problem and found your post immediately.

    private void createImports(AnActionEvent actionEvent) {
        final Project currentProject = getEventProject(actionEvent);
        final PsiFile currentFile = actionEvent.getData(LangDataKeys.PSI_FILE);
        if (currentProject != null && currentFile != null) {
            // Get an instance of this project's coding-style manager
                    // Tell it to shorten all class references accordingly


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