NetBeans 72 NewAndNoteworthy

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Import/Export ZIP

New items under the File menu let you save a project (or tree of projects) as a ZIP file - excluding build products - and conversely unpack a ZIP and open any projects found inside.

Collapse All

The blank area in the Projects and Files tab now has a context menu item to collapse all nodes.


Command-line equivalent

When running an Ant process, the closest equivalent command line is displayed at the top of the Output Window for convenience.

Debug target

You can now run the Ant debugger from the context menu of a target node.


Bundled version

The bundled version of Maven was upgraded to 3.0.4.

Repository browser

The list of repositories has been moved under the Services tab rather than needing its own window.

The actions available on artifact version nodes has been expanded and made more consistent, notably including the ability to download sources and Javadoc.

Quick Search hits for Maven artifacts now select the version node here, rather than opening the multiview. You can still open the multiview by double-clicking the node if you want.

Dependency display

Non-classpath dependencies are now shown under their own nodes.

Show Dependency Graph has been replaced with Open POM; the graph is shown as a tab in the pom.xml editor window.

New archetype wizard

The wizard panel for selecting an archetype (to create a new project) has been rewritten and now features a search field.

Source/Javadoc attachment

Automatic attachment of Source/Javadoc will now search the Maven repository for matches if your binary JAR is identical to one in the Maven repository, even if it is somewhere else on disk (say, in a library directory of an Ant-based project).


View config.xml

A new action on a job lets you view its raw configuration data quickly.

Quick-search provider

You can now jump to the node for a Hudson job from the Quick Search toolbar.

Java EE

JPA Support

JPQL validation is added for named queries.


JPQL completion support is added.


CDI Warnings for non-portable behavior

See details at Enhancements for 7.2


Java FX

Project Auto-Update

On opening a JavaFX 2.0+ project from older NB version in newer NB version the project build scripts are auto-updated to ensure correct functionality.

Version Control

Search History redesigned

Search history view in Git, Mercurial and Subversion version control systems is now more intuitive and individual revisions are easier to inspect.



Queues support

The IDE now supports Mercurial Queues, you can now create, refresh and finish patches, switch between individual patches in a queue and review patch diffs directly from the IDE.

Image:Hg queues1.png

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Breakpoints have a possibility to enable/disable other breakpoints when hit

Breakpoint Properties have two new options ("Enable Group" and "Disable Group"), that allow to specify a name of a group containing breakpoints, that are enabled or disabled, when the breakpoint is hit.


The associated combo-box pop-up menu lists all user defined breakpoint groups (go to Breakpoints window to move breakpoints into user-defined groups) and also automatic grouping by file names, projects or breakpoint types.


Source scanning does not block debugger stepping

Stepping through the source code is no longer blocked by source scanning task. The step was analyzing where specifically is the program suspended on the given line. Now this analysis does not prevent from issuing a next step.


PHP 5.4

  • Traits added
  • Short array syntax added
  • Array dereferencing added
  • Internal web server - TODO add link to blog
  • Related hints added
  • Callable type hint added
  • Anonymous object variable added
  • Binary notation for integers added
  • Static method call with an expression added


Support for Skeleton Generator added - TODO add link to blog


Hudson support added - TODO add link to blog


Symfony2 support added - TODO add link to blog


Twig support added - TODO add link to blog


Doctrine2 support added - TODO add link to blog


Neon files support added.


ApiGen support added

New Hints

  • Identical comparisons added
  • Immutable variables - TODO add link to blog


Options Window Redesign

  • "Ant", "GUI Builder", "Java Card", "Java Debugger", "Java ME", "Maven" and "Profiler" sub-categories have been moved to the newly created Java category

  • "Appearance" sub-category was renamed to "Windows" and now the Miscellaneous category contains
    "Diff", "Files", "Groovy", "Issue Tracking", "JavaScript", "SVG", "Tasks", "Terminal", "Versioning" and "Windows" sub-categories

  • Fonts and color part of "Terminal" sub-category of Miscellaneous category now look similar to other color management UI elements under the "Fonts and Colors" category

  • the "Spellchecker" sub-category was moved under the Editor category


Window System

It is possible to have multiple rows of editor tabs and to change the tab placement (top/bottom/left/right). See menu Tools - Options - Miscellaneous - Windows.

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