Intelligent Copy&Paste

Posted on by Yann Cébron

Do you find yourself copying and pasting parts of bodies between different methods and then facing broken code?

Unfortunately, parameter names tend to differ — like in this (very simplified) example:

Nothing is easier than fixing this problem with a few keystrokes in IntelliJ IDEA!

First, move caret on any red reference (highlighted with red color), or simply press F2, and then invoke available Quick-Fixes via Alt+Enter:

Now select Rename Reference (again, you can use arrow keys or just start typing Ren.. + Enter) and… IntelliJ IDEA fixes code for you!

See, sometimes it’s just the small features making it possible to achieve maximum productivity.

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