Existing Kite User?
The only prerequisites are that you have Webstorm installed (see this guide on installing PyCharm), the Kite Engine running, and the Kite Webstorm plugin installed. If you don't have the Kite Webstorm plugin installed, you can learn how to do so here.
Note: If you installed the plugin while Webstorm was already running, you'll need to restart Webstorm for the plugin to activate.
Checking the Status of Kite
If Kite is installed properly, you should see a small Kite logo at the bottom right corner of the Webstorm window. Clicking this icon opens a menu that will tell you the current status of Kite.
There are a handful of possible states Kite can be in, as described in the following table:
|Kite is not installed||The Kite Engine is not installed.|
|Kite Engine is not running||The Kite Engine is not running.|
|Kite is ready and working||Kite is ready to go — start coding!|
|No icon||No message|| This typically means that you are coding in an unsaved file or a filetype that is not
Note: When you first start the editor, Kite takes 15 seconds to load up the machine learning models that power completions. During that time, you will not see Kite completions.
The menu that appears when clicking the icon will also allow you to access your settings.
Writing code and accessing features
In the following sections, the
$ character indicates the position of your editor's text cursor.
.vue extension. Now type the following code:
A list of suggested completions should automatically appear. Kite's completions are marked with the Kite logo on the left side.
Here are ways Kite completions work differently than your typical autocomplete:
Kite can complete up to multiple lines of code at a time, reducing the time you spend writing repetitive code.
Kite is able to provide completions when editors like VS Code cannot understand the code.
Kite shows completions in more situations, for example after a space.
Kite works alongside your editor’s completions. We use carefully-designed filters to reduce noise.
Kite comes with several actions that you can run.
||Show the current status of Kite in the status panel|
||Open the settings for the Kite Jetbrains plugin|
||Open the settings for the Kite Engine|
||Open the Kite Python tutorial file|
||Open Kite's help website in the browser|