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

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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.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Ramón Friday, May 19, 2006
    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:


    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.
  • Roumen Friday, May 19, 2006
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