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Tim Resh
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When coding in java you cannot easily find a class or method that does what you want, so you end up on Google searching for a particular class or have to read every method in the javadocs to find what you want. Now in the MS ide you have a search that will return various examples or components that might do what you want. Is there anything in the Java World that does this? I use IntelliJ IDE, sometimes Eclipse for some projects.

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Have you tried the Java Tutorial?
 
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Tim Resh
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thanks for the posts. What I am talking about is when you are editting and want a class or method that does a specific task but you cannot remember the name. ex. looking for class that reads a file and returns a hashmap. You might type in a search "file hashmap" and get a list of classes or methods that involves the search criteria. This is just an simple example. Anybody seen this type of plugin or utility?

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The Java API does take some getting used to, and I would strongly recommend doing that. It's funny... After getting used to (and liking) the Java API, I gave .NET a brief try, and found myself extremely frustrated by MSDN's documentation.

Anyway, allimant's javadoc is supposedly Sun's API in Windows Help format, but I've never tried it.
 
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