NetBeans Problem View

The NetBeans equivalent for the Eclipse Problem View is the Action Items Window, accessible via Window | Action Items in the main menu.

It is a central collection point for problems found throughout all open projects, or the current project, or the current file, with problems and filters that can be set. And it can be configured further in the Options window:

There's always more info that the Action Items Window could provide. In other words, if you're missing something from this feature, please let us know, either via an issue in Issuezilla or via some comments at the end of this blog entry. Since the Action Items Window is extensible, would be cool to hear of some use cases that are currently not supported, to inspire the creation of some new plugins!


Windows 8.1 is driving me mad. I had to install/uninstall Netbeans 7.4 3 times before it could connect to my projects but its still not correct. It is attached to one file and every time I run any file it runs that file. So I tried 'debug' and files run correctly. What is the problem and how can I correct it?

Posted by guest on January 09, 2014 at 02:00 PM PST #

What does "connect to my projects" mean? Really hard to help, what you're saying doesn't make much sense. "It is attached to one file" -- what does that mean? Anyway, drop me an e-mail at and we'll try to figure it out. (And if Windows 8.1 is driving you mad, you should be writing to someone at Microsoft, not someone from NetBeans, I think.)

Posted by Geertjan on January 09, 2014 at 11:53 PM PST #

I was wondering if there's a way to export all the action items identified?

Posted by guest on April 15, 2014 at 06:09 AM PDT #

I was wondering if there's a way to export all the action items identified?

Posted by guest on April 15, 2014 at 06:11 AM PDT #

i am using netbeans. but i have problem. i run php project in the browser. but css not working(css is not work in the browser)

Posted by himanshu rajput on June 11, 2014 at 07:13 AM PDT #


Respected Sir ,
i have problem regarding my netbeans project, i am working in institute where we use netbeans 7.1.2 and built project but when i copy that project and run in my netbeans which is 8.0 at home,its not working, sometime it runs but gives the exception which i mentioned in that catch block of my project,
Eg : Adding data to database from JForm but the exception shows no data inserted which i put in user exception.
\Please help me out...

Posted by guest on July 20, 2014 at 05:17 AM PDT #


I was wondering if there is a way to select only the action items for a selected item in the "Projects" window, like in Eclipse.

For example, if I select a package I would like to see all Action items in that package, but not others in other packages in the same project.

Posted by Luca on December 12, 2014 at 01:50 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.

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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