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  • August 5, 2015

Quickly See Implemented/Overridden Methods in Navigator in NetBeans IDE

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

Specifically for Java classes, the Navigator has become more expressive in the upcoming NetBeans IDE 8.1. If a method implements or overrides a method from another class, the Navigator shows you the class being overridden. It does that by means of an up arrow, which you can see, for example, in the "createKeys" and "createNodeForKey" methods in the screenshot below, where you can immediately see that those methods override/implement a method from the "ChildFactory" class:

Contrast the above with the below, from NetBeans IDE 8.0.2, where the information about implemented/overridden methods is not shown in the Navigator:

See: https://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=250553

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