NetBeans Quick Tip #11 - How to Save As...



There is no Save As... action in NetBeans. But there are (at least) two ways how to perform this action:

1. Copy and paste in projects view: Choose the file you want to save as something else and press Ctrl-C. Then go to the package right above this class and press Ctrl-V. Voila, a new file appears and you can rename it through Refactor->Rename. Not very elegant but works like Save As...

2. Second way is to download experimental refactorings from development update center. Then you can execute Refactor->Copy Class from context menu, choose new name and a new class is born. This way is definitely more elegant.

Both ways use refactoring, thus the new class remains compilable which I think is an added value over the usual Save As... action.
Comments:

I have implemented a "Save A Copy..." that goes near the "Save As..." as the saved copy gets opened in the editor.
Here is my update center:
http://people.freenet.de/ramon.ramos/nb/updates.xml
The module is named now "Text Editor Tools", because I also added an action "New Plain File...".
That means you can just create any text file (with any extension) independently of a project, without having to go through the favorites window.

Posted by Ramón on květen 20, 2006 at 01:09 dop. CEST #

Cool!

Posted by Roumen on květen 20, 2006 at 01:42 dop. CEST #

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