Step by step to configure GWT development mode in IDEA


I am looking for an explanation on how we could setup the GWT development mode in IDEA to debug custom Vaadin components. I searched on the web and found no valuable information.



This can be done with some trick.
First you should create some stub class extended from For example lets say you created class with name “com.Stub”.
Then you should add “” into widgetset descriptor. This should be enough, to allow IDEA GWT plugin to start GWT development mode configuration. Then you start this configuration in debug mode, you should be able to debug your widgetset client code.