By Tor Norbye on Jan 29, 2006
Sandip "Plugin" Chitale
has published yet another NetBeans module. This one adds a toggle button to the toolbar, which when enabled, causes occurrences to be highlighted in the editor. For example, if you put the caret on a field, all uses of that field in the file are highlighted. As another example, if you place the caret on a method declaration, then all exit points from that method (
throw statements) are highlighted. And so on and so forth. Read the
full description with screenshots and take it for a spin. Works like a charm with NetBeans 5.0 RC2.
Here's a sample screenshot from his blog showing what happens if you put the caret on a formal parameter in a method declaration (unfortunately the blinking caret didn't show up in the screenshot but imagine that it's on the highlighted parameter):