Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    dnikolov is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    2
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Automatic Content Assist (no CTRL+SPACEBAR)

    I am wondering if there is a way to configure the content assist feature to automatically give me parameter hints or content assistance without having to press (CTRL-SPACE or CTRL-SHIFT-SPACE). I looked at the Content Assist properties under Window->Preferences->Java->Editor->Content Assist, and added parentheses ".()" to the "Auto activation triggers for Java" option, but this didn't work.

    Any help you can over is greatly appreciated. I am currently finding it very frustrating that I can't seem to set something as basic as that.

  2. #2
    dnikolov is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    2
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    I figured out how to make the content assist work. If I disabled the automatic insertion of parentheses and set the parentheses as triggers, it works. Still, do you know how to do the same thing for the parameter hints only?

  3. #3
    Sylar's Avatar
    Sylar is offline Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Odessa, Texas
    Posts
    16
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Dont bother changing them.

    I love the way it works(by default).

  4. #4
    saleh.alabbas is offline Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    1
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Automatic Content Assist (no CTRL+SPACEBAR)

    Quote Originally Posted by dnikolov View Post
    I am wondering if there is a way to configure the content assist feature to automatically give me parameter hints or content assistance without having to press (CTRL-SPACE or CTRL-SHIFT-SPACE). I looked at the Content Assist properties under Window->Preferences->Java->Editor->Content Assist, and added parentheses ".()" to the "Auto activation triggers for Java" option, but this didn't work.

    Any help you can over is greatly appreciated. I am currently finding it very frustrating that I can't seem to set something as basic as that.

    In the toolbar menu select
    Window -> Preferences
    search for "Content Assist" or
    you can find it under "Java" -> "Editor" -> Content Assist
    (note: you can replace "Java" by any language supported by Eclipse)

    In the options Panel (on the right) you'll find Auto Activation under which you'll find the "Auto Activation Triggers for Java" option.

    enter all the alphabets and .

    Now anytime you type a character it will trigger content assist to appear.

Similar Threads

  1. Kindly assist me...
    By delbg in forum New To Java
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-05-2009, 04:52 AM
  2. Content Assist
    By michael19 in forum Eclipse
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-20-2008, 08:09 PM
  3. automatic email
    By aswin in forum New To Java
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-13-2008, 09:03 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •