Maybe you don’t know that you can use IntelliJ IDEA to build Dart applications, and it supports really well. In this article, I will show you how to config Dart SDK inside Intellij IDEA on MacOS.
Config Dart SDK on MacOS
At first, you will need to make sure that you’ve installed Dart SDK on your MacOS. Check out the installation guide on Dart Installation guide page.
Install Dart SDK
In short, this is how to install Dart SDK on MacOS using Homebrew.
$ brew tap dart-lang/dart $ brew install dart
To verify your Dart version installation, type following command:
$ brew info dart dart-lang/dart/dart: stable 2.1.0, devel 2.1.1-dev.0.1 The Dart SDK https://www.dartlang.org/ /usr/local/Cellar/dart/2.1.0 (339 files, 300.1MB) * Built from source on 2019-01-04 at 23:58:06 From: https://github.com/dart-lang/homebrew-dart/blob/master/dart.rb ==> Options --devel Install development version 2.1.1-dev.0.1 ==> Caveats Please note the path to the Dart SDK: /usr/local/opt/dart/libexec
Above is the Dart SDK info from my Mac at the time of this writing, so your Dart version might be different from mine. But there is no problem with it.
Install Dart plugin on IntelliJ IDEA
Whether you use IntelliJ IDEA Community or Ultimate Edition, you can install Dart plugin for free.
Open plugin window and search for Dart, then install the plugin.
Config Dart SDK
When Dart plugin is installed and ready to use, you will need to config Dart plugin to use Dart SDK from your system, which has been installed through Homebrew previously.
On the input box, you will need to point to the directory of Dart SDK provided by Homebrew. You can verify it using this command
$ brew info dart
It will show you the directory for Dart SDK.
Everything you need to develop Dart using the great coding IDE, IntelliJ IDEA, has been complete perfectly. You can start your Dart journey from now.