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Bug 215301 - Enable "go to type source" from Variables window
Summary: Enable "go to type source" from Variables window
Status: VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 81925
Alias: None
Product: debugger
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Java (show other bugs)
Version: 7.3
Hardware: PC Windows 7
: P3 normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Martin Entlicher
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-07-09 16:10 UTC by Petr Somol
Modified: 2015-01-05 14:56 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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situation when going to source through Variables would help (67.25 KB, image/png)
2012-07-09 16:10 UTC, Petr Somol

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Description Petr Somol 2012-07-09 16:10:36 UTC
Created attachment 121850 [details]
situation when going to source through Variables would help

When debugging NetBeans sources I often find myself in a situation where a for-cycle is looped over lookup instances of an interface, while I would need to see the sources of the particular instance. The trouble here is that there is no way to jump straight to the source of a particular instance, because it is not directly referenced from the debugged source, so nothing like the usual action Ctrl-click on type name is available. However, when debugging, the current instance is displayed in Variables window. Intuitively I right-clicked the type in question in Variables window hoping to find "Go to Source" action but this is not implemented. See attachment for a situation like I have just described. I believe it would be quite practical to enable "Go to Source" from Variables right-click menu because for-cycling through concrete instances only by means of their common supertype/interface only is a common pattern.
Comment 1 markiewb 2014-12-27 11:50:52 UTC
Dup of 

Already fixed in NB7.4 -

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 81925 ***
Comment 2 Jiri Kovalsky 2015-01-05 14:56:11 UTC