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Bug 210801 - "Rename Field name" should rename constructor parameter too
Summary: "Rename Field name" should rename constructor parameter too
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: java
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Refactoring (show other bugs)
Version: 7.1
Hardware: PC Linux
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Jan Becicka
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-04-06 09:42 UTC by Geertjan Wielenga
Modified: 2012-04-06 14:03 UTC (History)
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Description Geertjan Wielenga 2012-04-06 09:42:09 UTC
I start with this class:

public class Person {

    String name;

    public Person(String name) { = name;
    public String getName() {
        return name;

    public void setName(String name) { = name;

I now select "name" in line 3 above. I press "Ctrl-R". Now "Rename Field name" pops up. I set the new name to "type" and I select both the checkboxes "Apply Rename on Comments" and "Rename Getters and Setters". I click "Refactor" and now I see this:

public class Person {

    String type;

    public Person(String name) {
        this.type = name;
    public String getType() {
        return type;

    public void setType(String type) {
        this.type = type;

Notice that the constructor parameter still has "name", instead of "type". This is wrong and should be fixed.