Can't find a Home directory for SDK

Through another forum I found this tool which is (I hope) what I have been looking for, but I can't get started.

I was recommended to press Ctrl-Alt-Shift-S to get to the Project Structure to add a SDK, I both wan't to add a IntelliJ IDEA Plugin SDK and a Android SDK, but the recommendation to set the directory of the SDK (which I found somewhere) to the home directory of IntelliJ IDEA is not accepted.

Should I download something or do I just need to find the correct directory on my computer? I tried to uninstall, reboot and reinstall whitout success!

I'm running version 11.0.1 build # IC-111.167 and have JDK 1.6.0_29 on a Windows 7 computer.

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Anyone? I'm really interested in using this IDE.

I don't even know what file I'm looking for so I can't search it and I tried to Google but couldn't find any relevant answers!

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Hi Michael,

Why do you want to configure the Plugin SDK? What kind of setup do you want to perform - java project, android project, something else?

Denis

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Isn't that the way I need to create a project?

I'm totally new in this very environment but I haven't been able to create only a simple project that I can compile and execute!

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IJ supports quite a few languages and platforms (java, php, js, css, flex etc). What kind of project do you want to setup?

Denis

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Primarly java, may be more later, but if I can get started now with java (not javascript) I'll be satisfied.

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Ok, please check this tutorial then.

Denis

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Thanx, I will do that!

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I try step by step on the page http://wiki.jetbrains.net/intellij/Setting_up_a_project_in_IntelliJ_IDEA#Prerequisites but when I press the Configre-button on Image 5 I don't get Image 6, instead I get the image that I attached in this post.

I tried lots of directories in the IntelliJ-installation and my Java compiler but I only get the message The selected directory is not a valid home for JSDK, and I don't know where to find it.



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You should download and install a jdk and point its location at the file chooser that you get after clicking 'Configure' button.

Denis

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Thanx a lot, now it's working as desired and I can create, compile and run my programs within the IDE.

Do need a separate SDK to be able to create Android programs and where can I find that SDK?

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Please check this reference page for more details about the Android setup.

Denis

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Thanx again, you have been very helpful!

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You are welcome

Denis

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instead of pointing to path_to_java_folder/java/jdkx.x.x./bin/ point  to path_to_java_folder/java/jdkx.x.x/ IntelliJ fails if you just point to the bin folder.

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