Java: Eclipse shortcuts
There are several shortcuts with Eclipse that are indispensable.
|Command||What it does|
|Command + Shift + F||Format the content|
|**/ + return||Creates commenting brackets|
|(highlight some text first) Command + /||toggle comments|
|main + Ctrl + [spacebar]||adds main method|
|sysout + Ctrl + [spacebar]||writes out System.out.li(“”)|
|right-click > surround with > try-catch block||adds try-catch block around content you highlight.|
|type an object with a dot after it||Eclipse shows you all the methods available for that object.|
|Command + Shift + o||Adds the necessary packages to support the classes your’e using.|
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