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IntelliJ IDEA -> Eclipse feature - Plugin [message #592037] Sun, 31 August 2008 17:21
Emil Crumhorn is currently offline Emil Crumhorn
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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

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Nebula Committer
http://www.hexapixel.com/
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