Code Completion for Constructors, Getters/Setters, and Overrides!
By Geertjan on Sep 11, 2011
All along I've been doing Alt-Insert (which invokes "Insert Code") and going to "Generate Constructor..." and "Generate Getter and Setter...".
I could have saved myself some time (i.e., several clicks in dialogs, etc), if I had realized earlier that code completion offers not only constructors but getters and setters too:
Similarly, the overrides are also in code completion. Below, I'm in a Node, hence I see the Node overrides in code completion:
Now I can just press Ctrl-Space to popup the code completion box and quickly jump to the methods I need. Then press Enter and, without having to click through any dialogs, I have generated exactly the snippets of code I need. Saves a lot of time and keeps you in the programming flow. And so clearly NetBeans IDE is even better than I had thought.