IDE 2: Move from Pilot to Beta

Did you use IDE 2 in Pilot? Here are some notable changes for the Beta release.


This release contains a beta version of IDE 2, which means it’s a high-quality feature with known limitations. IDE 2 isn’t generally available unless or until Salesforce announces its general availability in documentation or in press releases or public statements. We can’t guarantee general availability within any particular time frame or at all. Make your purchase decisions only on the basis of generally available products and features. You can provide feedback and suggestions for IDE 2 in the Salesforce DX Beta group in the Success Community.

Eclipse Version Upgraded from Neon to Oxygen
The beta version of IDE 2 uses Eclipse Oxygen. Our downloadable installer installs everything you need. However, if you are using an update site in Eclipse Neon for the Salesforce DX pilot, you must use Eclipse Oxygen instead. To set up the beta version, see Get Started with IDE 2 (Beta) in the IDE 2 Developer Guide (Beta).
Command Palette Replaced with Menu Items
We removed the Salesforce CLI command palette, replacing it with various menu actions. For more information, see Write Code in IDE 2 in the IDE 2 Developer Guide (Beta).
force> Terminal Removed
We removed the faux terminal that was in the pilot version of IDE 2. Instead, run Salesforce CLI commands on your computer’s terminal, or install an Eclipse terminal plug-in from the Eclipse Marketplace.
If you still see the Commands view after installing the beta version of IDE 2, select Window | Perspective | Reset Perspective.
Command Status Messages Now Show in Error Log View
Command status messages that previously displayed in the faux terminal are now shown in Error Log view in the bottom panel of the IDE. Even when commands are successful, the information that they return appears in the error log. To filter Error Log view messages, use the filter text field at the top of the view. For details about a log entry, double-click the entry.
Problems View Enabled by Default
The Problems view, which shows syntax errors in your code, now appears automatically in the bottom panel of the IDE. If you don’t see the Problems view, select Window | Perspective | Reset Perspective.