Java – Best way to add Gradle support to IntelliJ Project


I have looked around quite a bit and haven't found the best solution to convert an existing IntelliJ project to Gradle. I work in a team environment and we currently share the .ipr file as we have a few build configurations that we track. We will be getting rid of those in favor of Gradle eventually but I can't screw things up too much until the Gradle conversion is done.

Also, our Java source files are located in the root of the src directory instead of src/main/java as is standard.

Is there a way I can add Gradle to my project that won't make me delete and recreate my IntelliJ project and won't screw everyone else up when they do a Git pull?

Best Answer



in your root project folder, and use plugin for example:

apply plugin: 'idea'
//and standard one
apply plugin: 'java'

and with this fire from command line:

gradle cleanIdea 

and after that:

gradle idea

After that everything should work