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This document is a work in progress. Feel free to leave comments if you feel that some information should be added or clarified.

The goal of this document is to describe the architecture of IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 from a plugin developer's point of view. It will be organized in a task-based manner: rather than listing all the things that you can do with each object and describing how they are all implemented, it will try to answer questions "what can I do with this object", "how do I get to this object" and so on.

This document assumes that the reader is familiar with the basic concepts of IntelliJ IDEA plugin development. If you don't know anything at all about plugin development, you should start with the live demo and tutorials at, and then return to this document.

to be continued

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