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This page lists notable additions and updates to the SDK documentation and code samples.

See Recently Updated (RSS) for a detailed changelog.

2020

March

JCEF Support (Experimental Feature)
Allows embedding Chromium-based browser in the IDE.

February

All Code Samples converted to Gradle
All samples now use the recommended solution of setting up plugin projects.

January

Custom Language Support Tutorial converted to Gradle
The corresponding tutorial and Testing a Custom Language Plugin have been updated and enhanced as well.
Targeting specific IDEs
Part VIII - Product Specific has been expanded massively, now also covering each IDE with its own dedicated page.

2019

December

Dynamic Plugins support
Added starting point Dynamic Plugins for migrating plugins (IntelliJ Platform 2020.1 and later).
Plugin Components migration
Components being a legacy feature, the updated page describes migrating them to modern replacement API.

October

Part X - Plugin Repository moved
All contents have been moved to JetBrains Marketplace documentation.

July

New page: Optimizing Performance
How to improve performance working with PSI, indexing, and avoiding UI freezes.

May

New Page: Kotlin UI DSL
Describes preferred way of building UI/dialogs for IntelliJ Platform 2019.2 and later.
Last modified: 16 March 2020