IntegratedSearch

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Motivation

According to users feedback it looks like we need to improve search capabilities in the NetBeans IDE. We have many issues complaining both Search Options and Search Performance. Some users prefer command line grep, or external editors over NetBeans Search feature. This enhancement was identified as problematic by QE Quality for 7.0.

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Description

We need to improve search dialog capabilities and also overall search performance. Eclipse has very complete search dialog containing general search, very powerful language specific searches, remote searches, task searches. Idea also provides structural search (jackpot like search). Our search features are not well integrated. We have Find, Replace, Find in Files, Replace in Files, Find Usages. Maybe we should improve and better integrate those features.

Schedule

TBD

Current Status

Just idea. Research need to be done.

Dependencies

TBD

Impacts

UI change

Documentation

User guide and docs.

Testing

TBD

Performance

TBD

Risks

TBD

Additional information

Search - list of bugs/enhancements reported by Ulf Zibis (probably the biggest 'search' user :-)

  • 141952 "Image for Replace button"
  • 141959 "Missing Find and Replace in Customize Toolbars"
  • 142335 "Can't add 'Replace' to toolbar"
  • 146808 "Wrong scope for "Find" if 2 editor panes open"
  • 146810 ""Find" action not recordable by macro recording"
  • 146818 "Combine "Find", "Replace..." and "Find in Projects" in same dialogue"
  • 148984 "Open searchbar after find actions"
  • 148985 "search context lost for Modify Criteria"
  • 148987 "Provide all possible Find/Replace actions at any context"
  • 148989 "Allow linebreaks, tabs for Find/Replace actions"
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