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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?

Steps:
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

.ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

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.

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