How to determine constructor parms or open a class file

If I want to instantiate a new class, but don't know the parameters for the constructor, is there an easy to find out what those parameters are?

Also, if one clicks on (or highlights) a class file, is there an easy way to open it so one can see its contents (or see what parameters its constructor takes)?

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Hello Rich,

RD> If I want to instantiate a new class, but don't know the parameters
RD> for the constructor, is there an easy to find out what those
RD> parameters are?

Press Ctrl-P after typing the opening brace of the constructor call:
new String(

RD> Also, if one clicks on (or highlights) a class file, is there an
RD> easy way to open it so one can see its contents (or see what
RD> parameters its constructor takes)?

Goto Declaration (Ctrl-B, Ctrl-click).

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Dmitry Jemerov
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Hello Rich,

RD> If I want to instantiate a new class, but don't know the parameters
RD> for the constructor, is there an easy to find out what those
RD> parameters are?
RD>
RD> Also, if one clicks on (or highlights) a class file, is there an
RD> easy way to open it so one can see its contents (or see what
RD> parameters its constructor takes)?

To get acquainted with the basic features of IntelliJ IDEA, you can browse
our Tips of the Day (Help | Tip of the Day...). They contain short descriptions
and examples for many useful features.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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