Are there some diagnostics I can use for configuration problems in my freeform project?
If you think your freeform project might be somehow misconfigured - for example, IDE functions such as code completion or Find Usages are not working - one diagnostic tool you can use is the NetBeans Project Metadata Inspector module, available on the Plugin Portal update center. After installing, right-click a project node and select Inspect Project Metadata. You will see a dump in the Output Window of all kinds of relevant information. Pay attention to classpaths and associated sources in particular. You can also make a similar regular Java project, inspect its metadata, and compare the results.
If you believe there is a problem in the IDE and you need to file a bug report, the output of this module can be helpful, but there is no substitute for a complete, self-contained, reproducible test case; see DevFaqFileBug.
Applies to: NB 7.0, 7.1