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Eclipse Auto-Complete/intellisense [message #262366] Fri, 01 August 2008 09:48 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: eamonncostello.gmail.com

Hi,
Does anybody know how to activate intellisense functionality in eclipse,
like there is in Visual Studio?
To be more precise, when you type the name of a declared object followed
by a period, then a window appears with a list of available methods and
properties?
Re: Eclipse Auto-Complete/intellisense [message #262375 is a reply to message #262366] Fri, 01 August 2008 13:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Beaton is currently offline Wayne BeatonFriend
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That functionality should be active by default.

What language are you using?

If Java, take a look at the Java > Editor > Content Assist section in
the preferences to make sure that it's turned on. Maybe you might want
to reduce the "Auto activation delay:" field to something shorter.

HTH,

Wayne

On Fri, 2008-08-01 at 09:48 +0000, Eamonn Cpstello wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anybody know how to activate intellisense functionality in eclipse,
> like there is in Visual Studio?
> To be more precise, when you type the name of a declared object followed
> by a period, then a window appears with a list of available methods and
> properties?
>
Re: Eclipse Auto-Complete/intellisense [message #262381 is a reply to message #262366] Fri, 01 August 2008 14:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: eclipse-news.rizzoweb.com

Eamonn Cpstello wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anybody know how to activate intellisense functionality in eclipse,
> like there is in Visual Studio?
> To be more precise, when you type the name of a declared object followed
> by a period, then a window appears with a list of available methods and
> properties?
>

In Eclipse, the feature is called Content Assist.
Ctrl+Space will invoke it anywhere. It should automatically appear at
certain times, like after you type "someObject."

You can configure its behavior in the preferences, under Java > Editor >
Content Assist.

Hope this helps,
Eric
Re: Eclipse Auto-Complete/intellisense [message #262725 is a reply to message #262381] Fri, 08 August 2008 11:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dani Megert is currently offline Dani MegertFriend
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Eric Rizzo wrote:
> Eamonn Cpstello wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Does anybody know how to activate intellisense functionality in
>> eclipse, like there is in Visual Studio?
>> To be more precise, when you type the name of a declared object
>> followed by a period, then a window appears with a list of available
>> methods and properties?
>>
>
> In Eclipse, the feature is called Content Assist.
> Ctrl+Space will invoke it anywhere. It should automatically appear at
> certain times, like after you type "someObject."
And also try Ctrl+1 (Quick Assist/Quick Fix)

Dani
>
> You can configure its behavior in the preferences, under Java > Editor
> > Content Assist.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Eric
Re: Eclipse Auto-Complete/intellisense [message #262731 is a reply to message #262366] Fri, 08 August 2008 13:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: eamonncostello.gmail.com

Thanks for the replies folks, however I still can't get this to work.
E.g. I type the line:
System.out.printf( "Sum is %d\n", sum );

Now if I position the cursor just instead of the period, delete it and
type it in again, i should get a window with all the available methods of
the System.out object yes? When I press ctrl + Space. I get a window,
where it says "No default proposals"
I have all the seting correctly set in the Java - Editor section of the
Preferences. Maybe I don't have my build/include directories set properly?

any ideas?

TIA
Eamonn
Re: Eclipse Auto-Complete/intellisense [message #262733 is a reply to message #262731] Fri, 08 August 2008 13:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dani Megert is currently offline Dani MegertFriend
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Eamonn Costello wrote:
> Thanks for the replies folks, however I still can't get this to work.
> E.g. I type the line:
> System.out.printf( "Sum is %d\n", sum );
>
> Now if I position the cursor just instead of the period, delete it and
> type it in again, i should get a window with all the available methods
> of the System.out object yes? When I press ctrl + Space. I get a
> window, where it says "No default proposals"
> I have all the seting correctly set in the Java - Editor section of
> the Preferences. Maybe I don't have my build/include directories set
> properly?
>
> any ideas?
Code assist sometime gets broken when you install Mylyn and then upgrade.

Dani
>
> TIA
> Eamonn
>
Re: Eclipse Auto-Complete/intellisense [message #262735 is a reply to message #262733] Fri, 08 August 2008 14:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: eamonncostello.gmail.com

Hi Dani,
Any ideas on how I might fix this?
Re: Eclipse Auto-Complete/intellisense [message #262746 is a reply to message #262735] Fri, 08 August 2008 18:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dani Megert is currently offline Dani MegertFriend
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Eamonn Costello wrote:
> Hi Dani,
> Any ideas on how I might fix this?
Go to Java > Editor > Content Assist Advanced, click 'Restore Defaults'
and then 'OK'.

Dani
Re: Eclipse Auto-Complete/intellisense [message #262756 is a reply to message #262746] Fri, 08 August 2008 20:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: eamonncostello.gmail.com

that fixed it!
Cheers,
E.
Re: Eclipse Auto-Complete/intellisense [message #1697029 is a reply to message #262375] Sun, 31 May 2015 17:58 Go to previous message
Chris Harkin is currently offline Chris HarkinFriend
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Hi can any one help me turn on intellisense constantly in eclipse oomph. I have tried following the instructions window>preferences>Java > Editor > Content Assist section but can only get as far as window>preferences>Java > and get the window with options for.
Package explore
Opening window type Hierarchy
Refactoring Java cod
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