“Code Templates” is a built-in feature of Eclipse that lets you make and use code snippets that have already been set up. With this feature, you can quickly add loops, conditionals, or method signatures to your code, among other things.
To use Eclipse’s Code Templates feature, you can do the following:
To open the template preferences, go to “Window” > “Preferences” > “Java” > “Editor” > “Templates.”
- In the Templates preferences, you can create new templates by clicking the “New” button or edit existing ones by choosing them from the list.
- Once you’ve made or changed a template, you can add it to your code by typing the template’s abbreviation and pressing CTRL+SPACE.
- For example, you can make a template for a for loop with the abbreviation “forl” and use it by typing “forl” and pressing “CTRL+SPACE.” It will make the code for the for loop.
This feature can be very helpful for quickly adding common code patterns to your code, especially when working on large projects or with large code bases. It can also help you work faster and better with Eclipse by cutting down on the amount of repetitive typing you have to do.