How to use only the GUI elements of the the Intellij IDE to build custom editor ?

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Hello all

Beginner here ..

  1. i cloned the Intellij community source code and i notice it download ~3 gigs of stuff .
    Now i want to use the GUI elements of the IDE now all the compiler and added one which belongs to the Compiler side .
    how can i choose what to build ?  
  2. Where can i find tutorials of info how to use the GUI controls of the IDE to build my own custom editor?

Thanks!

 

 

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There is no separate library for UI elements. Each IDE settings page bounds the java class with the logic to it's the custom form.

>Where can i find tutorials of info how to use the GUI controls

See http://www.jetbrains.org/intellij/sdk/docs/user_interface_components/user_interface_components.html There is also a work in progress: https://jetbrains.github.io/ui/ 

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