Thursday, November 8, 2012

NetBeans IDE 7.3 Beta 2 - Find Usages

NetBeans 7.3 Beta 2 has been released earlier today. You will find more information here: NB 7.3 beta 2 Release Information

One of the most usable improvements I found is the way how results are displayed/ordered in Find Usages Logical View.

In earlier versions it was quite hard to find what are you looking for. Attempting to get usages of a method having common name such as init(), setHandler() or run() might return hundreds of results. The only way to figure out a location of a file where usage occurred was to place a mouse over a file name and wait for a tooltip to display.

Find Usages - Logical View is way better organized in NetBeans IDE 7.3 Beta 2.

One can easily disregard usages of run() method in EZComponents or Zend Framework and focus on desired components.

Hopefully this change will find it's way to Refactoring - Logical View in final NetBeans IDE 7.3 release.