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Eclipse Java Development User Guide
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Java outline

This view displays an outline of the structure of the currently-active Java file in the editor area.

Toolbar buttons



Go into Top Level Type

Makes the top level type of the compilation unit the new input for this view. Package declaration and import statements are no longer shown.


This option can be toggled to either sort the outline elements in alphabetical order or sequential order, as defined on the Java > Appearance > Member Sort Order preference page.

Hide Fields

Shows or hides the fields.

Hide Static Fields and Methods

Shows or hides the static fields and methods.

Hide Non-Public Members

Shows or hides the static fields and methods.

Hide Local Types

Shows or hides the local types.

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Filtering in Java views
Java element decorations
Sorting elements in Java views
Presentation options for Java views

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Restoring a deleted workbench element
Setting method breakpoints

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