Amazinger and amazinger

I keep having pleasant surprises at new ways the Eclipse IDE can help my productivity.  I wrote about Quick Fixes before; here’s today’s:

Did you know that you can type just the capital letters of a class, and then when you hit Ctrl+Space, Content Assist shows what names have those capitals?

For instance, suppose I want to add a Spring DefaultMessageListenerContainer reference to my class (admittedly odd, but it’s a big long name I don’t want to have to type):

  1. I type DMLC, …
  2. …hit Ctrl+Space…
  3. …and Enter…
  4. “DefaultMessageListener” appears, and I go on to type a field name:

(The title references Alice…)


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