Tuesday, November 4, 2014

IntelliJ IDEA: code snippet auto-complete

In this tutorial I will show how to create auto-complete snippets using IntelliJ IDEA. This is a very convenient for such things as copyright information that I need to include in clients' files.

Step: Create snippet

Open Preferences > "Live Templates" > Click "+" > Create "Java > copyright" as shown in the screenshot
Abbreviation will be the keyword you will use to trigger the completion.

Step: Set what it is applicable to

Mark it for Java and XML (or any other files you may want to)

Step: Use the abbreviation

In your code start typing "copyright" and the auto-completion will suggest the right snippet.

 * Copyright (C) 2014 CNH Industrial NV. All rights reserved.
 * This software contains proprietary information of CNH Industrial NV. Neither
 * receipt nor possession thereof confers any right to reproduce, use, or
 * disclose in whole or in part any such information without written
 * authorization from CNH Industrial NV.
package com.cnh....

I hope this will save you some time!

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