decorations on icons in the project and package view

I decided to cross post this to the documentation group since I think this
really is a help issue. I think the weakest area of IDEA is the help system.
It is both incomplete and it basically regurgitates the obvious meaning of
controls with adding any context that would help you do something.

It seems strange to me that nowhere is there a description of the
decorations on icons for the objects in the project and package view panes.
I have figured out what most of them mean but it seems like a big oversite
for people who are new to the product. Does anyone have a listing that they
have compiled?

The best information is the description of the "Sort by Type" heading under
Project Views in the help. This describes the main class type icons but then
does not go on the describe the various decorated versions of these icons.

One of the reasons I use Intellij instead of Eclipse is because I want to
spend my time solving my design and coding problems and not how to use the
IDE effectively.

I just received "Intellij IDEA in Action", which I like. It along with the
IDEA help provides no additional coverage of this topic.

William Crispin



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Hello Scot,

Thanks for the comment. We will include this info into the documentation
for 6.0 release.

Best regards,
Alexandra Rusina,
Technical Documentation Team Lead
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JetBrains, Inc
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

I decided to cross post this to the documentation group since I think
this really is a help issue. I think the weakest area of IDEA is the
help system. It is both incomplete and it basically regurgitates the
obvious meaning of controls with adding any context that would help
you do something.

It seems strange to me that nowhere is there a description of the
decorations on icons for the objects in the project and package view
panes. I have figured out what most of them mean but it seems like a
big oversite for people who are new to the product. Does anyone have a
listing that they have compiled?

The best information is the description of the "Sort by Type" heading
under Project Views in the help. This describes the main class type
icons but then does not go on the describe the various decorated
versions of these icons.

One of the reasons I use Intellij instead of Eclipse is because I want
to spend my time solving my design and coding problems and not how to
use the IDE effectively.

I just received "Intellij IDEA in Action", which I like. It along with
the IDEA help provides no additional coverage of this topic.

William Crispin



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