Search and Replace in NetBeans
By Roman Strobl on II 27, 2006
The Search & Replace feature is the top voted RFE in Issuezilla. It's hard to believe NetBeans still doesn't have this feature. Tim Boudreau implemented a module which does this functionality, it's in contrib/searchandreplace. I built it against 5.0's APIs and you can get the module from here. Use at your own risk - it's not properly tested yet, but according to Tim no dataloss should occur ;) I tested it on several projects and it seems to work fine. After installing the module you can execute the search/replace action from the context menu of the project. The UI might need some polishing but the feature seems to work great - it does what you would expect: replace strings in multiple files.
Search and replace now also in NetBeans