I do know that in the eclipse ide you press ctrl-spacebar. Then there is a pop-up then you simply select. My question is: using Eclipse is there a way to skip the pop-up and the ide chooses the first word. For example, in Netbeans it would be like this: e.g. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx String xpalidocious = null; //1) i declare this here //let us say i am editing right here ... //3) i edit here xp (ctrl-k) //a) netbeans will immediately choose xpalidocious xp (ctrl-l) //b) netbeans will immediately choose xphangs xp (ctrl-spacebar) //c) both eclipse and netbeans produces a pop-up String xphangs = null; //2) i also declare this here xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Can i do option a and option b in eclipse? [ August 19, 2003: Message edited by: Sam Kebab ]
If there is only one option, eclipse should grab it. Otherwise, you likely get an option box. There's a cool set of additional code completeion plugins though at http://zclipse.org/ ...
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Thanks for the response. Yes eclipse grabs the word if there is only one. The reason i want this feature is because: 1) i'm a typo-error prone person (ang completion results in no typo) 2) but in this scenario i don't want the popup because: a) it requires an extra motion and the pop-up tends to be slower b) i only want the popup when i'm not sure what i want and need choices, but in this case i already know what variable i want. (so ctrl-k or ctrl-l) 3) sometimes i need the variable name 12 times in succession to call twelve methods. Pain of typing.
David, Thanks for the tip on where to find Tab Navigator! I love the Code Completion feature of Eclipse, but have wanted it to do a little more. I think Tab Navigator is just the ticket. Cooooool.... Jon