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Insert Formatted Strings into Your Java Code

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Are you tired of quoting when inserting formatted text as a String value in to your Java source code?

Let's have a look at this gadget, Clipboard Modificator.


Hello world

 In Java code as a String value:

String xmlMessage = 
" Hello world \n"+

 It isa free plugin to the NetBeans IDE and its called Clipboard Modificator.

  • Latest version can do the both ways, and even lets you to specify your own regular expression.

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    Senthil Balakrishnan replied on Thu, 2010/06/03 - 6:52am

    In my experience it takes more time than it look to be. Should be a good feature for developers.



    Cristian Vasile... replied on Thu, 2010/06/03 - 1:24pm

    IntelliJ IDEA does the escape automatically every time you paste inside a string.

    Erik Clairiot replied on Thu, 2010/06/03 - 3:37pm

    Eclipse either (but not by default, configuration required)

    Chmouel Boudjnah replied on Thu, 2010/06/03 - 6:31pm in response to: Erik Clairiot

    what is the configuration I am wondering!

    Gervais Blaise replied on Fri, 2010/06/04 - 2:17am in response to: Erik Clairiot

    Nice, Can you tell us more about how to configure eclipse to do that ?

    Daniel Kec replied on Fri, 2010/06/04 - 5:39am in response to: Cristian Vasile Mocanu

    You are right, idea does that, i wonder why NetBeans IDE still missing that

    Erik Clairiot replied on Fri, 2010/07/02 - 3:17pm in response to: Chmouel Boudjnah

    Sorry, I didn't check this post again.

    For Eclipse configuration :

    - preferences -> Java -> Editor -> Typing -> Escape text when pasting into literals

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