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  • October 7, 2013

NetBeans Problem View

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

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!

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Comments ( 7 )
  • guest Thursday, January 9, 2014

    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?

  • Geertjan Friday, January 10, 2014

    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 geertjan.wielenga@oracle.com 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.)

  • guest Tuesday, April 15, 2014


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

  • guest Tuesday, April 15, 2014


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

  • himanshu rajput Wednesday, June 11, 2014


    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)

  • guest Sunday, July 20, 2014


    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...

  • Luca Friday, December 12, 2014


    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.

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