Eclipse - Tips & Tricks


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TIP #1 − DISCOVERING SHORTCUT KEYS

  • Press Ctrl + Shift + L to open a widget that shows all the shortcut keys.

TIP #2 − CONTENT ASSIST

  • In the Java editor press Ctrl + Space to see a list of suggested completions. Typing one or more characters before clicking Ctrl + Space will shorten the list.

TIP #3 − PARAMETER HINT

  • When the cursor is in a method argument, press Ctrl + Shift + Space to see a list of parameter hints.

TIP #4 − CAMEL CASE SUPPORT IN CODE COMPLETION

  • Code completion supports camel case patterns. Entering NPE and clicking Ctrl + Space will propose NullPointerException and NoPermissionException.

TIP #5 − CREATING GETTERS AND SETTERS

  • Click on Source → Generate Getter and Setter to open the wizard that allows you to generate getter and setter methods.

TIP #6 − GENERATING HASHCODE() AND EQUALS() METHODS

  • Click on Source → Generate hashCode() and equals() to generate this methods for a Java class.

TIP #7 − ADDING CODE AROUND A BLOCK OF CODE

  • Select a block of code and press Alt+Shift+Z to see a menu of items like if statement, for loop, try/catch etc that can enclose the selected block of code.

TIP #8 − LOCATING A MATCHING BRACKET

  • Select an opening or closing bracket and press Ctrl+Shift+P to find its matching bracket.

TIP #9 − SMART JAVADOC

  • Type '/**' and press Enter to automatically addes a Javadoc comment stub.

TIP #10 − ORGANIZAING IMPORTS

  • Press Ctrl+Shift+O to organize all the imports.

TIP #11 − ACTIVATING THE MENU BAR

  • Press F10 to activate the Menu bar.

TIP #12 − MAKING A VIEW/EDITOR ACTIVE

  • Press Ctrl+F7 to see a list of open views and editor area and switch to one of them.



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