Thursday, October 10, 2013

How to make Eclipse autocomplete to suggest as you type

Recently some one was asking if Eclipse content assist/autocomplete can be made to suggest as I type my class name? Immediately I could remember XCode for mac doing something like that and I felt there should be a way in Eclipse.

By default eclipse autosuggest would trigger once you type "." the goal is to make it suggest me the "Type/Class" names too. How to make it do?

Go to Eclipse(Windows for windows users) --> Preferences --> Java --> Editor --> Content Assist

Under subsection "Auto Activation" the default value for Auto activation triggers for Java will be "." change this to


Optionally you can increase/reduce the Auto activation delay to a lesser value.

You are all set! Now Eclipse will start suggesting as you type.


  1. It is only possible for suggestions with the introduction of various API's embedded in most of the modern high language codes.

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