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Eclipse Java Development User Guide
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Search Actions

Search menu commands:

Name

Function

Keyboard Shortcut

Search...

Opens the search dialog

Ctrl + H

File...

Opens the search dialog on the File search page

 

Java...

Opens the search dialog on the Java search page

 

Text

Searches for the selected text in the chosen scope:

  • Workspace (Ctrl + Alt + G)
  • Project
  • Hierarchy
  • Working Set
 

References

Finds all references to the selected Java element in the chosen scope:

  • Workspace (Ctrl + Shift + G)
  • Project
  • Hierarchy
  • Working Set
 
Declarations

Finds all declarations of the selected Java element in the chosen scope:

  • Workspace (Ctrl + G)
  • Project
  • Hierarchy
  • Working Set
 
Implementors

Finds all implementors of the selected interface in the chosen scope: (Workspace, Project or Working Set)

  • Workspace
  • Project
  • Working Set
 
Read Access

Finds all read accesses to the selected field in the chosen scope:

  • Workspace
  • Project
  • Hierarchy
  • Working Set
 
Write Access

Finds all write accesses to the selected field in the chosen scope:

  • Workspace
  • Project
  • Hierarchy
  • Working Set
 

Occurrences in File

Finds all occurrences of the selected Java element in its file

  • Identifier: Occurrences of all identifiers resolving to the selected element
  • Implementing Methods: All methods implemented by the selected super-interface declaration
  • Throwing Exceptions: All statements that possible throw the selected declared exception
  • Method Exits: All statements that can exit the method of the selected return type
  • Break/Continue Target: The targets of the selected break and continue statement
Ctrl + Shift + U

Referring Tests

Finds all JUnit tests that refer to the currently selected type

 

Search scopes submenu:

Scope

Availability

Description

Workspace

all elements

Searches in the full workspace

Project

all elements

Searches in the project enclosing the selected element

Hierarchy

types and members

Searches in the type's hierarchy

Workings Set

all elements

Searches in a working set

Scopes can be saved and names in the working set dialog. Existing instances of working sets are also available in the Search Scope submenu

A Java search can also be conducted via the context menu of all Java views. The search context menu is also available in the Java editor. The search is only performed if the currently selected text can be resolved to a Java element.

The type of the selected Java element defines which search context menus are available. The Java editor does not constrain the list of available Java searches based on the selection.

Related concepts

Java search

Related reference

Java search tab


 
 
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