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More (Powerful) Code Templates in NetBeans IDE 6.9

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In NetBeans there are some useful Code Templates, like “sout” which, when you type it in the editor and hit “Tab” will be expanded to “System.out.println();”. But you’re not limited to the predefined ones, you can also create your own templates. I’ve been playing around with Code Templates recently and was a bit disappointed, because the available set of default parameters is quite limited. E.g., I tried to add some nice templates for logging, and I was missing a way to get hold of the class name of the current file. As a workaround I did something like:

java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(getClass()”getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.INFO}, “${cursor}”);

I asked on the maling list if there is no other way, and I received an answer by Michel Graciano that there are a couple of Templates related to Logging that add the class name. I replied that I had looked at every single Template and none of them is related to Logging, when he said he uses 6.9 M1. And there it is, shortcut “log”:

${loggerType type=”java.util.logging.Logger” default=”Logger” editable=”false”}.getLogger(${classVar editable=”false” currClassName
type=”java.util.logging.Level” editable=”false”
default=”Level”}.${logLevel default=”INFO” completionInvoke},

“currClassname” adds the functionality I’ve been missing. (Actually I think default=”getClass()” doesn’t make much sense, because it would be expanded to “…getClass().class.getName()..” (?)).

There’s also “loge” for logging errors and “logp” for logging with parameters… Thanks Michel!

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