NetBeans Quick Tip #25 - Case Insensitive Code Completion

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One thing I change everytime I have a new userdir for NetBeans is the code completion sensitivity. I think it's just much more productive to use the case insensitive code completion - typing the case correctly is another thing I need to think of when writing code. This is especially useful when I write classes like StringTokenizer, BufferedReader, etc. You can turn off the sensitivity here:

I wonder if there is anyone who actually needs the case sensitivity. As far as I know in NetBeans 6.0 we plan to switch this option to insensitive by default.

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  • Geertjan Thursday, April 27, 2006
    Great tip! I read somewhere (on a mailing list or somewhere else) about someone who was very upset and frustrated about the case sensitive code completion (I vaguely remember that they used it as "yet another reason why NetBeans sucks". :-) Great to know about this for next time someone comes along with this misperception.
  • Roumen Thursday, April 27, 2006
    I wonder why it has actually been sensitive for so long... I really see no point in it, but maybe there is some usecase.
  • Cristian Deives Thursday, April 27, 2006
    Well, I always use case sensitivity :)
  • Samuel Abreu Thursday, April 27, 2006
    I never try case insensitive...
    But in codes like:
    MyClass myClass = null
    It´s not more confortable use case sensitive? More faster type myC + {ctrl+space} and enter...
    Or MyC + {ctrl+space} if u wanna to declare another var! :P
    I don´t know that in practice, maybe when i come back to use netbeans (Not working with java right now) i try!
  • Alex Lam Thursday, April 27, 2006

    I have been living on NB6 daily builds, and so I always have to perform the opposite operations that you do, Roumen :-P

    You often get a lot more false positives with case insensitive code completion, which I often find it quite annoying compare to pressing the SHIFT button ;-)

  • Roumen Thursday, April 27, 2006
    Looks like there is a good reason for this checkbox :)
  • Giuliano Friday, April 28, 2006
    Please Roumen, how can Netbeans show me the all task of my ant script? A easy way exist ?
  • Alex Lam Friday, April 28, 2006
    Does expanding the script file in "Files" view not help/sufficient?
  • Giuliano Friday, April 28, 2006
    Yes help me, but netbeans don't have a more easy way?
  • Alex Lam Friday, April 28, 2006

    Firstly, you might want to ask this in the NetBeans mailing list instead - this is Roumen's blog, after all ;-)

    Secondly, I wonder what kind of easier ways are you proposing against the current facility? Personally I found that sufficient and easy enough to work with.

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