Maven refactorings: Introduce Property

Sometimes while editing pom.xml one needs to define a property and replace the occurrences of some value – artifact version, for example, – with this property. Now you can use the new IDEA  Introduce Property refactoring for these purposes.

To invoke refactoring, select the string that should be replaced and press Ctrl-Alt-V (alternatively, you can use Maven/IntroduceProperty action in the editor context menu). In dialog enter the property name and select the pom to create the property in:

Introduce Property dialog

Introduce Property dialog

Refactoring finds all the occurrences of the selected string in the poms hierarchy and replaces them.

More refactorings will be added soon.

Any comments are appreciated.

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