ant documentation

Hi,
I've been recently using ant from within IDEA a bit more extensively, and I
found the documentation in that area to be insufficient, to the point of
making some features unusable.
I was looking for a way to add a classpath to ant's execution, but couldn't
figure out what "the Build File Properties dialog" is (I tried adding the
path to the project's classpath...). I finally, accidentally, found that
dialog. The whole explanation about the properties dialog is missing (how to
get to the dialog and what everything in it means). Maybe a drawing of the
ant tool window with explanations about all the "little details" would be
nice.
I also couldn't find how to open the ant tool window with a keyboard
shortcut (is there such a shortcut?).
Hope you fix it for others to come.
Thanks,
Zohar.


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Zohar:

Good feedback, thanks.

David


"Zohar" <david_fire4@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi,
I've been recently using ant from within IDEA a bit more extensively, and

I

found the documentation in that area to be insufficient, to the point of
making some features unusable.
I was looking for a way to add a classpath to ant's execution, but

couldn't

figure out what "the Build File Properties dialog" is (I tried adding the
path to the project's classpath...). I finally, accidentally, found that
dialog. The whole explanation about the properties dialog is missing (how

to

get to the dialog and what everything in it means). Maybe a drawing of the
ant tool window with explanations about all the "little details" would be
nice.
I also couldn't find how to open the ant tool window with a keyboard
shortcut (is there such a shortcut?).
Hope you fix it for others to come.
Thanks,
Zohar.

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See the Ant article here: http://www.intellij.com/docs/

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Duane Fields
Deep Magic Software and Consulting

duane@deepmagic.com
"Zohar" <david_fire4@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi,
I've been recently using ant from within IDEA a bit more extensively, and

I

found the documentation in that area to be insufficient, to the point of
making some features unusable.
I was looking for a way to add a classpath to ant's execution, but

couldn't

figure out what "the Build File Properties dialog" is (I tried adding the
path to the project's classpath...). I finally, accidentally, found that
dialog. The whole explanation about the properties dialog is missing (how

to

get to the dialog and what everything in it means). Maybe a drawing of the
ant tool window with explanations about all the "little details" would be
nice.
I also couldn't find how to open the ant tool window with a keyboard
shortcut (is there such a shortcut?).
Hope you fix it for others to come.
Thanks,
Zohar.

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Thanks Duane! I should have suggested it, since I looked at it! Oooh, the
holiday season!



"Duane Fields" <duane@deepmagic.com> wrote in message
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See the Ant article here: http://www.intellij.com/docs/

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--
Duane Fields
Deep Magic Software and Consulting

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duane@deepmagic.com
"Zohar" <david_fire4@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:av0nog$1km$1@is.intellij.net...

Hi,
I've been recently using ant from within IDEA a bit more extensively,

and

I

found the documentation in that area to be insufficient, to the point of
making some features unusable.
I was looking for a way to add a classpath to ant's execution, but

couldn't

figure out what "the Build File Properties dialog" is (I tried adding

the

path to the project's classpath...). I finally, accidentally, found that
dialog. The whole explanation about the properties dialog is missing

(how

to

get to the dialog and what everything in it means). Maybe a drawing of

the

ant tool window with explanations about all the "little details" would

be

nice.
I also couldn't find how to open the ant tool window with a keyboard
shortcut (is there such a shortcut?).
Hope you fix it for others to come.
Thanks,
Zohar.

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Thanks!

"Duane Fields" <duane@deepmagic.com> wrote in message
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See the Ant article here: http://www.intellij.com/docs/

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Duane Fields
Deep Magic Software and Consulting

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duane@deepmagic.com
"Zohar" <david_fire4@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:av0nog$1km$1@is.intellij.net...

Hi,
I've been recently using ant from within IDEA a bit more extensively,

and

I

found the documentation in that area to be insufficient, to the point of
making some features unusable.
I was looking for a way to add a classpath to ant's execution, but

couldn't

figure out what "the Build File Properties dialog" is (I tried adding

the

path to the project's classpath...). I finally, accidentally, found that
dialog. The whole explanation about the properties dialog is missing

(how

to

get to the dialog and what everything in it means). Maybe a drawing of

the

ant tool window with explanations about all the "little details" would

be

nice.
I also couldn't find how to open the ant tool window with a keyboard
shortcut (is there such a shortcut?).
Hope you fix it for others to come.
Thanks,
Zohar.

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