Friday Jan 11, 2013

NetBeans IDE 7.3: Easy Access to Hierarchy Inspection Features

Users of NetBeans IDE 7.3 will find a significant usability enhancement caused by a redesign of the "inspect hierarchy" functionality.

The new Hierarchy window that you see shown below on the right provides supertype and subtype information, as opposed to the previous releases where this information was displayed in modal dialogs. Several small helpful related changes include integration with the Javadoc window, as can be seen below, which updates itself based on what is selected in the Navigator, Hierarchy window, or editor:

All in all, you'll have a cleaner user interface with all related information immediately and contextually available in the IDE's supporting windows.

Much more info here:


Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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