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Bug 81925 - Provide easy navigation to variable class types
Summary: Provide easy navigation to variable class types
Alias: None
Product: debugger
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Java (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Martin Entlicher
Keywords: PLAN
: 215301 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-08-04 11:25 UTC by Martin Entlicher
Modified: 2014-12-27 11:50 UTC (History)
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Description Martin Entlicher 2006-08-04 11:25:37 UTC
When the user needs to navigate to the source class representing the runtime
type of a variable or field, there is no other way then remember the name from
the tooltip (or select it from the type column in Local Variables window) and
use the "Go To Class" feature to find the source. This is not really
straightforward, and requires extra searching if the class is an inner class or
if there are more classes of the same name in the system.
Some better support from the debugger in this area is desired...
Comment 1 Martin Entlicher 2006-08-04 11:30:30 UTC
It'd be handy if the Type column have some "Go To Source" action.
Comment 2 _ sandipchitale 2007-12-14 21:41:02 UTC


Go to Type (Runtime)
Go to Declared Type
Comment 3 Martin Entlicher 2013-04-26 19:48:39 UTC
Implemented by changeset:   252047:db80890d0b89
On Fields "Go to Source" was renamed to "Go to Declaration" to prevent from confusion. On variables representing an object, "Go to Type Source" action is added.
Comment 4 Martin Entlicher 2013-04-26 19:48:56 UTC
Comment 5 Quality Engineering 2013-04-28 02:19:27 UTC
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *201304272301* on (upload may still be in progress)
Log: #81925: Provide a navigation to class types. The original Go to Source renamed to Go to Declaration to prevent from confusion.
Comment 6 Jiri Kovalsky 2013-05-15 13:08:52 UTC
Product Version: NetBeans IDE Dev (Build 201305142300)
Java: 1.7.0_21; Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 23.21-b01
Runtime: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 1.7.0_21-b11
System: Linux version 3.0.0-12-generic running on amd64; UTF-8; cs_CZ (nb)
User directory: /home/cesilko/.netbeans/dev
Cache directory: /home/cesilko/.cache/netbeans/dev
Comment 7 markiewb 2014-12-27 11:50:52 UTC
*** Bug 215301 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***