CodeTogether for JetBrains IDEs Installation Guide
If you want to host a CodeTogether session from an IntelliJ-based IDE, you’ll need to install the CodeTogether plugin for IntelliJ. You can also join a CodeTogether session directly from IntelliJ-based IDEs with the plugin installed.
Note: The IntelliJ plugin is not required to join sessions hosted from IntelliJ. Participants can also join from Eclipse or VS Code with the corresponding plugin/extension installed, or from a browser with no additional installation required.
Installing the CodeTogether Plugin
To host a CodeTogether session from an IntelliJ-based IDE, 2019.1 or higher is required. To join a CodeTogether session from an IntelliJ-based IDE, 2019.2 or higher is required.
You have two options when installing the CodeTogether plugin:
- Install CodeTogether directly from your IntelliJ-based IDE via the JetBrains Plugins Repository.
- Download the ZIP file from the CodeTogether download page and add the file in your IDE.
Installing the ZIP File in IntelliJ
If you choose to download the ZIP file, complete these steps to add the CodeTogether plugin to your IntelliJ-based IDE.
- In the IDE, go to Settings/Preferences (
Ctrl+Alt+S) and select Plugins.
- On the Plugins page, click the Settings button, and then click Install Plugin from Disk.
- Select the downloaded ZIP file and click OK.
- Start collaborating! See the CodeTogether Getting Started Guide for details.
After adding the CodeTogether plugin to your IntelliJ IDE, it’s simple to host or join a pair programming session.
Hosting a Session from IntelliJ
To host a session in IntelliJ:
Click Host New Session from the CodeTogether view (View > Tool Windows > CodeTogether). Alternatively, you can select Tools > CodeTogether: Start Hosting Session or search for the CodeTogether: Start Hosting Session action.
Then, click Copy Invite URL to copy the session URL to the clipboard to send to others.
Joining a Session from IntelliJ
To join a session from IntelliJ:
Click Join Remote Session from the CodeTogether view (View > Tool Windows > CodeTogether). Alternatively, you can select Tools > CodeTogether: Join Remote Session or search for the CodeTogether: Join Remote Session action.
Then, paste the Invite URL, enter the name you’ll be identified as in the session, and click OK.
For more information, see the Getting Started Guide.