[wp-hackers] NetBeans Code Completion

Jeremy Clarke jer at simianuprising.com
Mon Nov 21 02:59:11 UTC 2011

On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 4:26 PM, Dagan Henderson <
Dagan.Henderson at epyllion.com> wrote:

> Awhile back, the question went around as to which IDE people were using
> for WordPress development. I've been using Eclipse, but NetBeans seemed
> quite popular and a new employer has asked me to migrate to it, so I have.
> The problem I'm having is that code completion for WordPress functions (or
> my own, for that matter) isn't working. The project includes the entire
> WordPress directory.
> Any NetBeans users out there have a suggestion?
If non-WordPress functions aren't being completed either then it's probably
a generic NetBeans issue with code completion. I'd recommend going through
every single screen of the preferences and making sure that all checkboxes
related to code completion are set correctly. There's some in EDITOR > CODE
COMPLETION, including special PHP-related options if you use the pulldown
menu to select PHP.

In general I'd also recommend setting a keyboard shortcut to summon
autocomplete for times when, for whatever reason, it doesn't pop up in a
timely fashion. I actually usually end up summoning autocomplete rather
than waiting for it.  If you set a keyboard shortcut and it still doesn't
work then at least you know it's not the timing.

Jeremy Clarke • jeremyclarke.org
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