IDE Integrations

Connecting your IDE with your ActiveState runtime will ensure that you are using the correct interpreter for the project you, and your team, are working on. Using ActiveState you can:

  • create a project using the ActiveState platform.
  • add all of the Open Source artifacts your project needs (packages, dependencies, binaries, etc.).
  • share that same runtime with others to make sure that everyone has access to the same interpreter and artifacts.
  • Integrate your IDE to use the project runtime built in ActiveState.

Finding your runtime executable

Before configuring your IDE to work with your ActiveState runtime you will need to find the path to the executable files in your project. To do so:

  1. If you haven’t already, install the State Tool and use the command state auth to sign in to your account.
  2. Open a command terminal and, working from the directory containing your project’s activestate.yaml file (or a subdirectory of that directory), enter state export env and wait for the executable file location to be returned.


This path will be used to configure your IDE.

Configuring IDE settings

After locating your executables for your project, the steps to integrate your ActiveState runtime with your IDE will differ for each editor.