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Bug 116926 - Add view whitespace and view end of line to the editor
Summary: Add view whitespace and view end of line to the editor
Alias: None
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: -- Other -- (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker with 2 votes (vote)
Assignee: Milutin Kristofic
Keywords: PLAN
: 153012 196305 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-09-27 11:11 UTC by xeal
Modified: 2011-09-17 14:16 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Exception Reporter:

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2011-07-16 18:42 UTC, yuriy_lalym

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Description xeal 2007-09-27 11:11:56 UTC
Every programmer's editor has these two features and it's really disappointing to not find them in NetBeans.

There are some (more or less working) plugins that offer these features, but they should really be part of the core
editor, not some third-party plugin.
Comment 1 Vitezslav Stejskal 2007-09-27 13:45:38 UTC
Could you add links where to find those plugins? Thanks
Comment 2 xeal 2007-09-28 04:22:32 UTC
"Tab Highlighter/Fixer Module and Update of stripwhitespace Module":
Comment 3 Jiri Prox 2008-04-11 00:43:25 UTC
moving opened issues from TM <= 6.1 to TM=Dev
Comment 4 Jiri Prox 2008-11-12 10:16:11 UTC
*** Issue 153012 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 David Strupl 2011-04-21 13:46:29 UTC
View and of line is already implemented by Mila. It is accessible via View --> Show Non-printable Characters. It does not visually mark the space character. Putting this into the plan for 7.1.
Comment 6 Miloslav Metelka 2011-05-19 13:48:53 UTC
View space character implemented:
Comment 7 Miloslav Metelka 2011-05-19 13:49:12 UTC
*** Bug 196305 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Quality Engineering 2011-05-20 08:56:46 UTC
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *201105200400* on (upload may still be in progress)
User: Miloslav Metelka <>
Log: #116926 - View space as a centered dot '.' character when show non-printing characters.
Comment 9 yuriy_lalym 2011-07-16 18:42:51 UTC
Created attachment 109474 [details]

NetBeans IDE Dev (Build 201107160600)
Java: 1.7.0; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 21.0-b17

I do not know that means DocumentView.PRINTING_SPACE (, but I see no points. 
In a 30 line. From the beginning of line to the word obviously more than one tabulation.
Comment 10 yuriy_lalym 2011-07-16 18:55:49 UTC
And if I get it right, there was integration into 'main - golden' accordingly it becomes DEFECT instead of ENHANCEMENT
Comment 11 Miloslav Metelka 2011-09-16 15:10:56 UTC
Apologies, the commit got lost by a large code rewrite.
Comment 12 Quality Engineering 2011-09-17 14:16:27 UTC
Integrated into 'main-golden'
User: Miloslav Metelka <>
Log: #116926 - Add view whitespace and view end of line to the editor - restored fix that got lost by larger code rewrite.