Debug your platform plugin using Eclipse IDE
As the previous tutorial, we have announced how to create platform plugins for Katalon Studio.
This tutorial will illustrate how to debug a platform plugin using Eclipse IDE via Java Remote Debugging feature.
Java SDK 1.8
Katalon Studio v6.1.0 or later
Eclipse IDE (We used Eclipse 4.11 in this article)
Step 1: Start Katalon Studio with remote debugger mode
Start katalon via commandline using this command:
<katalon_installed_folder>/katalon -vmargs -Xdebug -Xrunjdwp:transport=dt_socket,server=y,suspend=n,address=8000
<katalon_installed_folder> is the absolute path to Katalon installed folder.
If you are using macOS, the
<katalon_installed_folder> should be
address=8000 is a local port number, JVM will allow a debugger to attach to Katalon Studio via this port. You can change to another port if needed.
Step 2: Import your platform plugin to Eclipse IDE as a Maven project
In this example, we will use the last tutorial project: katalon-studio-sample-plugin to debug.
Step 3: Set a breakpoint
Open a Java file and set a breakpoint in the code. In this example, we set the breakpoint in the line of class MyPluginActivationListener:
System.out.println("Hello, my plugin is: " + plugin.getPluginId());
Step 4: Create a Java Remote Application Debugger
Click on the arrow dropdown of Eclipse debug icon , choose
Debug Configuration item.
Right-click on the
Java Remote Application and choose
New Configuration to add new Remote Debugger
Step 5: Configure the Java Remote Application Debugger
Browse to your platform plugin project at the text field under
Enter the port number you declared at step 1 to the
Port: text field under
Connection Properties section.
Debug to finish setup.
If your setup is correct, there is a icon will show on Eclipse toolbar.
Step 6: Import plugin to Katalon Studio and start debugging
Import your plugin and do your expected actions to make the breakpoint you placed at step 2 will be hit.
In this sample, the breakpoint will hit immediately after the plugin succesfiully installed.
Great, you now can debug your platform plugin project as a normal Java project.
Step 7: Disconnect and stop debugging
Press the icon to disconnect and stop your debugging session.