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:


very cool this feature but would be much more useful it bring support jboss 7.01 that both the eclipse as the IntelliJIDEA have

Posted by Aix on January 11, 2013 at 11:53 AM PST #

This feature would be more useful if it brought JBoss support? What does that mean?

Posted by Geertjan on January 11, 2013 at 03:25 PM PST #

Geertjan you are right. The feature that you presented has nothing to do with the missing JBoss7 support.

I think we wanted to express that it would be more useful for him to have JBoss7 support than a rewrite of the hierarchy/member views.


Greeting markiewb

Posted by markiewb on January 12, 2013 at 05:07 AM PST #

I agree, JBoss support would be wonderful, and a patch already exists in the issue you refer to. Hence, anyone could create a new plugin from that and put it into the plugin portal.

Posted by Geertjan on January 12, 2013 at 05:37 AM PST #

Nice features this was i reported 2 years back. i love this feature.........

Posted by Vidhyadharan D on January 15, 2013 at 07:38 AM PST #

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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.

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