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IntelliJ IDEA -> Eclipse feature - Plugin [message #58630] Sun, 31 August 2008 17:21 Go to next message
Emil Crumhorn is currently offline Emil Crumhorn
Messages: 169
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
This is not exactly 100% Nebula related, but since this is mostly my
newsgroup home and I wasn't sure where else to post it (feel free to suggest
a newsgroup and I'll make a post)..

There's basically 2 features I can't live without in Eclipse that exist in
Intellij IDEA. One is "Find in Path", and the other is a more recent
addition of theirs, which is the hover-help you get when you place the
cursor on a closing bracket (or write one) and the starting bracket is out
of visible range. IDEA then shows a floating window with the
starting-bracket code, which is just such a massive time saver and helper in
my book, especially when you get deep into scopes and you can't remember
where you are or what that closing bracket is actually closing...

In any case; I started hacking together something to see if I could mimic
the feature in Eclipse. It wasn't easy, especially as I have much less
Eclipse-plugin experience than RCP and pure SWT, and I ran into a bit too
many protected method and internal JDT classes including some I couldn't
make heads or tails of. But it the end it came together and seems to work
pretty well, so I thought I'd announce it so others can give it a try.

I'm not sure if it works under anything but Eclipse 3.4 but feel free to
try.

I created a page with some screenshots and download links to source/binary.
It works well on my end, and is pretty much exactly what I wanted. I'm sure
it can be much improved on, and perhaps even better, integrated into
Eclipse... :)

http://www.hexapixel.com/sourcehelper/

The "Find in Path" feature is coming to another plugin.

Emil

--

Nebula Committer
http://www.hexapixel.com/
Re: IntelliJ IDEA -> Eclipse feature - Plugin [message #58727 is a reply to message #58630] Tue, 02 September 2008 11:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: eclipse-news.rizzoweb.com

Emil Crumhorn wrote:
> This is not exactly 100% Nebula related, but since this is mostly my
> newsgroup home and I wasn't sure where else to post it (feel free to suggest
> a newsgroup and I'll make a post)..

I'm copying the thread to the JDT newsgroup where I think it is more
appropriate.

I would strongly suggest you open a Bugzilla about this feature and
attach your code. That will initiate the discussion to include it in the
JDT code base. The code will probably need to have quite a bit of
"clean-up" to conform to the Eclipse & JDT standards and requirements
for contributed code, but a working code patch usually means a bug
report/feature request gets more attention than those without any code.

Eric

>
> There's basically 2 features I can't live without in Eclipse that exist in
> Intellij IDEA. One is "Find in Path", and the other is a more recent
> addition of theirs, which is the hover-help you get when you place the
> cursor on a closing bracket (or write one) and the starting bracket is out
> of visible range. IDEA then shows a floating window with the
> starting-bracket code, which is just such a massive time saver and helper in
> my book, especially when you get deep into scopes and you can't remember
> where you are or what that closing bracket is actually closing...
>
> In any case; I started hacking together something to see if I could mimic
> the feature in Eclipse. It wasn't easy, especially as I have much less
> Eclipse-plugin experience than RCP and pure SWT, and I ran into a bit too
> many protected method and internal JDT classes including some I couldn't
> make heads or tails of. But it the end it came together and seems to work
> pretty well, so I thought I'd announce it so others can give it a try.
>
> I'm not sure if it works under anything but Eclipse 3.4 but feel free to
> try.
>
> I created a page with some screenshots and download links to source/binary.
> It works well on my end, and is pretty much exactly what I wanted. I'm sure
> it can be much improved on, and perhaps even better, integrated into
> Eclipse... :)
>
> http://www.hexapixel.com/sourcehelper/
>
> The "Find in Path" feature is coming to another plugin.
>
> Emil
>
Re: IntelliJ IDEA -> Eclipse feature - Plugin [message #58799 is a reply to message #58727] Wed, 03 September 2008 04:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dani Megert is currently offline Dani Megert
Messages: 3801
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Eric Rizzo wrote:
> Emil Crumhorn wrote:
>> This is not exactly 100% Nebula related, but since this is mostly my
>> newsgroup home and I wasn't sure where else to post it (feel free to
>> suggest a newsgroup and I'll make a post)..
>
> I'm copying the thread to the JDT newsgroup where I think it is more
> appropriate.
>
> I would strongly suggest you open a Bugzilla about this feature and
> attach your code. That will initiate the discussion to include it in
> the JDT code base. The code will probably need to have quite a bit of
> "clean-up" to conform to the Eclipse & JDT standards and requirements
> for contributed code, but a working code patch usually means a bug
> report/feature request gets more attention than those without any code.
>
> Eric
>
>>
>> There's basically 2 features I can't live without in Eclipse that
>> exist in Intellij IDEA. One is "Find in Path",
What does this exactly do?
>> and the other is a more recent addition of theirs, which is the
>> hover-help you get when you place the cursor on a closing bracket (or
>> write one) and the starting bracket is out of visible range. IDEA
>> then shows a floating window with the starting-bracket code, which is
>> just such a massive time saver and helper in my book, especially when
>> you get deep into scopes and you can't remember where you are or what
>> that closing bracket is actually closing...
Extract method or a bigger monitor screen usually helps here ;-)

Dani
>>
>> In any case; I started hacking together something to see if I could
>> mimic the feature in Eclipse. It wasn't easy, especially as I have
>> much less Eclipse-plugin experience than RCP and pure SWT, and I ran
>> into a bit too many protected method and internal JDT classes
>> including some I couldn't make heads or tails of. But it the end it
>> came together and seems to work pretty well, so I thought I'd
>> announce it so others can give it a try.
>>
>> I'm not sure if it works under anything but Eclipse 3.4 but feel free
>> to try.
>>
>> I created a page with some screenshots and download links to
>> source/binary. It works well on my end, and is pretty much exactly
>> what I wanted. I'm sure it can be much improved on, and perhaps even
>> better, integrated into Eclipse... :)
>>
>> http://www.hexapixel.com/sourcehelper/
>>
>> The "Find in Path" feature is coming to another plugin.
>>
>> Emil
>>
Re: IntelliJ IDEA -> Eclipse feature - Plugin [message #58824 is a reply to message #58799] Wed, 03 September 2008 12:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Walter Harley is currently offline Walter Harley
Messages: 847
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
"Daniel Megert" <daniel_megert@ch.ibm.com> wrote in message
news:g9likm$5ef$1@build.eclipse.org...
>>> and the other is a more recent addition of theirs, which is the
>>> hover-help you get when you place the cursor on a closing bracket (or
>>> write one) and the starting bracket is out of visible range. IDEA then
>>> shows a floating window with the starting-bracket code, which is just
>>> such a massive time saver and helper in my book, especially when you get
>>> deep into scopes and you can't remember where you are or what that
>>> closing bracket is actually closing...
> Extract method or a bigger monitor screen usually helps here ;-)

Extract method is sadly not an option when it's someone else's code...
Re: IntelliJ IDEA -> Eclipse feature - Plugin [message #58850 is a reply to message #58824] Thu, 04 September 2008 02:52 Go to previous message
Dani Megert is currently offline Dani Megert
Messages: 3801
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Walter Harley wrote:
> "Daniel Megert" <daniel_megert@ch.ibm.com> wrote in message
> news:g9likm$5ef$1@build.eclipse.org...
>
>>>> and the other is a more recent addition of theirs, which is the
>>>> hover-help you get when you place the cursor on a closing bracket (or
>>>> write one) and the starting bracket is out of visible range. IDEA then
>>>> shows a floating window with the starting-bracket code, which is just
>>>> such a massive time saver and helper in my book, especially when you get
>>>> deep into scopes and you can't remember where you are or what that
>>>> closing bracket is actually closing...
>>>>
>> Extract method or a bigger monitor screen usually helps here ;-)
>>
>
> Extract method is sadly not an option when it's someone else's code...
>
I said "usually" ;-)

Dani
>
>
Re: IntelliJ IDEA -> Eclipse feature - Plugin [message #592083 is a reply to message #58630] Tue, 02 September 2008 11:23 Go to previous message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric Rizzo
Messages: 2228
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Emil Crumhorn wrote:
> This is not exactly 100% Nebula related, but since this is mostly my
> newsgroup home and I wasn't sure where else to post it (feel free to suggest
> a newsgroup and I'll make a post)..

I'm copying the thread to the JDT newsgroup where I think it is more
appropriate.

I would strongly suggest you open a Bugzilla about this feature and
attach your code. That will initiate the discussion to include it in the
JDT code base. The code will probably need to have quite a bit of
"clean-up" to conform to the Eclipse & JDT standards and requirements
for contributed code, but a working code patch usually means a bug
report/feature request gets more attention than those without any code.

Eric

>
> There's basically 2 features I can't live without in Eclipse that exist in
> Intellij IDEA. One is "Find in Path", and the other is a more recent
> addition of theirs, which is the hover-help you get when you place the
> cursor on a closing bracket (or write one) and the starting bracket is out
> of visible range. IDEA then shows a floating window with the
> starting-bracket code, which is just such a massive time saver and helper in
> my book, especially when you get deep into scopes and you can't remember
> where you are or what that closing bracket is actually closing...
>
> In any case; I started hacking together something to see if I could mimic
> the feature in Eclipse. It wasn't easy, especially as I have much less
> Eclipse-plugin experience than RCP and pure SWT, and I ran into a bit too
> many protected method and internal JDT classes including some I couldn't
> make heads or tails of. But it the end it came together and seems to work
> pretty well, so I thought I'd announce it so others can give it a try.
>
> I'm not sure if it works under anything but Eclipse 3.4 but feel free to
> try.
>
> I created a page with some screenshots and download links to source/binary.
> It works well on my end, and is pretty much exactly what I wanted. I'm sure
> it can be much improved on, and perhaps even better, integrated into
> Eclipse... :)
>
> http://www.hexapixel.com/sourcehelper/
>
> The "Find in Path" feature is coming to another plugin.
>
> Emil
>
Re: IntelliJ IDEA -> Eclipse feature - Plugin [message #592106 is a reply to message #58727] Wed, 03 September 2008 04:41 Go to previous message
Dani Megert is currently offline Dani Megert
Messages: 3801
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Eric Rizzo wrote:
> Emil Crumhorn wrote:
>> This is not exactly 100% Nebula related, but since this is mostly my
>> newsgroup home and I wasn't sure where else to post it (feel free to
>> suggest a newsgroup and I'll make a post)..
>
> I'm copying the thread to the JDT newsgroup where I think it is more
> appropriate.
>
> I would strongly suggest you open a Bugzilla about this feature and
> attach your code. That will initiate the discussion to include it in
> the JDT code base. The code will probably need to have quite a bit of
> "clean-up" to conform to the Eclipse & JDT standards and requirements
> for contributed code, but a working code patch usually means a bug
> report/feature request gets more attention than those without any code.
>
> Eric
>
>>
>> There's basically 2 features I can't live without in Eclipse that
>> exist in Intellij IDEA. One is "Find in Path",
What does this exactly do?
>> and the other is a more recent addition of theirs, which is the
>> hover-help you get when you place the cursor on a closing bracket (or
>> write one) and the starting bracket is out of visible range. IDEA
>> then shows a floating window with the starting-bracket code, which is
>> just such a massive time saver and helper in my book, especially when
>> you get deep into scopes and you can't remember where you are or what
>> that closing bracket is actually closing...
Extract method or a bigger monitor screen usually helps here ;-)

Dani
>>
>> In any case; I started hacking together something to see if I could
>> mimic the feature in Eclipse. It wasn't easy, especially as I have
>> much less Eclipse-plugin experience than RCP and pure SWT, and I ran
>> into a bit too many protected method and internal JDT classes
>> including some I couldn't make heads or tails of. But it the end it
>> came together and seems to work pretty well, so I thought I'd
>> announce it so others can give it a try.
>>
>> I'm not sure if it works under anything but Eclipse 3.4 but feel free
>> to try.
>>
>> I created a page with some screenshots and download links to
>> source/binary. It works well on my end, and is pretty much exactly
>> what I wanted. I'm sure it can be much improved on, and perhaps even
>> better, integrated into Eclipse... :)
>>
>> http://www.hexapixel.com/sourcehelper/
>>
>> The "Find in Path" feature is coming to another plugin.
>>
>> Emil
>>
Re: IntelliJ IDEA -> Eclipse feature - Plugin [message #592115 is a reply to message #58799] Wed, 03 September 2008 12:06 Go to previous message
Walter Harley is currently offline Walter Harley
Messages: 847
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
"Daniel Megert" <daniel_megert@ch.ibm.com> wrote in message
news:g9likm$5ef$1@build.eclipse.org...
>>> and the other is a more recent addition of theirs, which is the
>>> hover-help you get when you place the cursor on a closing bracket (or
>>> write one) and the starting bracket is out of visible range. IDEA then
>>> shows a floating window with the starting-bracket code, which is just
>>> such a massive time saver and helper in my book, especially when you get
>>> deep into scopes and you can't remember where you are or what that
>>> closing bracket is actually closing...
> Extract method or a bigger monitor screen usually helps here ;-)

Extract method is sadly not an option when it's someone else's code...
Re: IntelliJ IDEA -> Eclipse feature - Plugin [message #592126 is a reply to message #58824] Thu, 04 September 2008 02:52 Go to previous message
Dani Megert is currently offline Dani Megert
Messages: 3801
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Walter Harley wrote:
> "Daniel Megert" <daniel_megert@ch.ibm.com> wrote in message
> news:g9likm$5ef$1@build.eclipse.org...
>
>>>> and the other is a more recent addition of theirs, which is the
>>>> hover-help you get when you place the cursor on a closing bracket (or
>>>> write one) and the starting bracket is out of visible range. IDEA then
>>>> shows a floating window with the starting-bracket code, which is just
>>>> such a massive time saver and helper in my book, especially when you get
>>>> deep into scopes and you can't remember where you are or what that
>>>> closing bracket is actually closing...
>>>>
>> Extract method or a bigger monitor screen usually helps here ;-)
>>
>
> Extract method is sadly not an option when it's someone else's code...
>
I said "usually" ;-)

Dani
>
>
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