show/hide/activate ToolWindow


I need to show/hide/activate ToolWindow form code, not by mouse clicks. I found methodds for that in class ToolWindow, but they require Runnable parameter. If I supply null for it, the window reacts fine on that message, but IDEA throws exception that this should be done only from EventDispatchThread.

So here my questions go:

Q: What is the Runnable parameter required for?
Is ther ean other way to manipulate ToolWindows?

Thanks for any answer!



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