Maven Hierarchical View for NetBeans IDE 7.4

The Maven hierarchical view is now available for NetBeans IDE 7.4. Originally created for NetBeans IDE 7.2, thanks to a request from Kirk Pepperdine, as described here, you can now install it directly into NetBeans IDE 7.4:

The result:

The above is a screenshot of part of the sources (there are very many, didn't fit in the screenshot) of JAnnocessor, an "open-source framework for powerful, flexible, yet easy processing of annotated Java code".


Nice discovery. My only regret is that it removes (hides) intermediate hierarchies and that it cannot be turned on/off from the context menu of the project explorer.

Posted by Jimbo on December 18, 2013 at 03:17 AM PST #

Yes, it's certainly not perfect. But turning on/off can be done by enabling/disabling the module in the same place where you installed it, so that's easy.

Posted by Geertjan on December 18, 2013 at 03:30 AM PST #

It has to be noted though that for functionality such as Find Usages, Go to Type etc, you still need to keep all children projects opened as separate entries. Having just the parent pom opened and browsing inside it's view to child project sources will not cut it.

Posted by mkleint on December 18, 2013 at 11:55 PM PST #

Great plugin.
Will there be a Netbeans 8.0 version, sometime...?

Posted by Peter on July 23, 2014 at 02:25 AM PDT #

Hello Geertjan, I was thinking this plugin would be a good idea, so I was pleasantly surprised to find out that you already made it! Are there any plans to update it to Netbeans 8.0?


Posted by Jason Woodring on November 04, 2015 at 09:44 AM PST #

Should work in any version of NetBeans from 7.4 onwards.

Posted by Geertjan on November 04, 2015 at 09:45 AM PST #

Thanks, it is working for me apparently I was just confused because my projects opened in a flat + hierarchical view. I simply closed the flat view projects and I'm good to go! Thanks again for the add in. Thanks also for your participation in Java One this year, was great having you there.

Posted by Jason Woodring on November 04, 2015 at 04:31 PM PST #

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