vscode Apex Pmd
Allows you to run Apex Static Analysis directly in vscode on Apex, VisualForce & other XML metadata files.
To start the command you can click in the menu on
Help/Show All Commands or press the hotkey Ctrl+Shift+P and type
Current actions Supported
- Run analysis on file open
- Run analysis on file save
- Run analysis on file change (new!)
- Run analysis on entire workspace
- Run analysis on single file
- Ability to define your own ruleset
rulesets (optional): set to override default ruleset (see "Defining your own ruleset" for more details)
runOnFileOpen: run every time a file is opened in vscode
runOnFileSave: run every time a file is saved
runOnFileChange: Run when a file is changed. NOTE: this is "debounced" to prevent performance issues. Delay can be adjusted via
priorityErrorThreshold: Determines at what priority level 'errors' will be added. Anything less will be a warning or hint
priorityWarnThreshold: Determines at what priority level 'warnings' will be added. Anything less will be a hint
enableCache: Creates a cache file for PMD to run faster. Will create a .pmdCache file in your workspace
pmdPath) (optional): set to override the default pmd binaries. This should point to the PMD folder which contains folders
bin. Most likely it is called
libexec. WARNING: Since
v0.6.0, this extension no longer supports PMD 6x. If you receive an error, please clear this setting!
additionalClassPaths (optional): set of paths to be appended to classpath. Used to find jar files containing custom rule definitions. Can be absolute or relative to workspace.
commandBufferSize Size of buffer used to collect PMD command output (MB), may need to be increased for very large projects
jrePath (Optional) Path to JRE (Folder that contains which contains
Defining your own "Ruleset"
I recommend you use the default ruleset as a starting point.
apexPMD.rulesets string array to reference your custom rulesets. You can either use the absolute paths, or a relative paths from your workspace (EG
You can also mention the default ruleset in
apexPMD.rulesets. To do this add
default value to the array.
Apex Ruleset Reference
NOTE: If you move away from the default ruleset in an sfdx project, make sure to exclude the
.sfdx generated classes by keeping this line:
Using custom rules written in Java
If you want to use your own custom rules from a jar file, then the jar file must be on the classpath. By default, the PMD folder and the workspace root folder are included in the classpath. You can add further folders using the
additionalClassPaths setting. This "Hello world" example is a good starting place for beginners.
The plugin creates an own output channel "Apex PMD" in the output view. This shows the output of the PMD command that is executed in the background.
In case of any problem, this output channel might contain the underlying error. When reporting an issue, please include any error messages from
this output channel.
Setup & Run
- debug ->
npm run update-pmd
Any pull request submitted with updates to PMD MUST BE "CHECKSUMED"!
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