Jmix Tool Window

Jmix tool window is designed to represent significant elements of the project. It normally opens on the left side of the IDE. You can change the position of the tool window in the IDE, see IntelliJ IDEA documentation.

tool window


  • Build Scripts – contains two main project scripts:

    • build.gradle defines the build configuration.

    • settings.gradle defines the project name and the set of modules.

  • Data Stores – displays and manages the list of data stores the project is connected to. By default, there is only one Main data store.

  • Data Model – displays and manages the data model of the project. It contains entities and their related elements like Backoffice UI screens.

    There are subsections Refers to and Referenced by under every entity. They show dependencies between entities, embedded attributes, and inheritance relationships.

    tool data model
    • Refers to shows references to other entities.

    • Referenced by shows entities that have references to this entity.

    These subsections help you to explore the data model and navigate to related entities by using the context menu and Jump to Source actions.

  • Backoffice UI – contains everything related to the Backoffice UI, such as main menu structure, themes, and so on.

    • Message Bundle opens file containing key/value pairs, where the key is the message identifier referenced by the application code, and the value is the message itself.

    • Main Menu opens menu.xml file that defines the structure of the application main menu.

  • Configuration – includes application configuration files:

    • – contains application properties of the Spring Boot application.

    • fetch-plans.xml – defines shared fetch plans of the project.

  • Sources – lets you switch to the project tree.

Context Menu

Context menu allows you to create new elements. For example, right-clicking on the Backoffice UI calls actions related to the user interface.

context menu


The toolbar provides quick access to commonly used actions and settings.

Creating New Elements

In the New group of actions, you can find the project elements you need to create.


For example, JPA Entity opens the dialog for creating an entity.


This group of actions provides access to some project settings.

toolbar settings

In the Project Properties editor, you can configure your project.

Marketplace action opens the Add-ons window, where you can manage add-ons included in your project.


Subscription Information action opens Jmix Studio Premium dialog where you can enter your license key, view details, or get a trial subscription.

Show Entities in Libraries checkbox allows you to view entities from libraries in the tree.


  • Re-Import Gradle Project runs Gradle project synchronization which is necessary for Studio functioning. Use this action if the automatic synchronization has failed, for example, due to network inaccessibility or invalid repository configuration.

    Also, you should use this action to apply changes that you made manually in the build.gradle, or in some other Gradle settings.

  • Assemble and Clean run frequently used Gradle tasks: assemble and clean.

  • Zip Project opens a dialog for the zipProject Gradle task that can be used for code sharing purposes.

  • Edit Gradle Properties opens ~/.gradle/ file for editing.


  • Jmix Documentation opens the documentation website in browser.

  • Welcome opens the welcome screen.

Assigning Shortcuts

You can assign shortcuts for some frequently used actions. Open File → Settings → Keymap window and find Plugins → Jmix in the tree to assign a shortcut.


For more details, see IntelliJ IDEA documentation.