View file status in "Project" pane?

Can IDEA be configured to visually indicate whether files listed in the "source" view of the Project pane are compiled, uncompiled but likely to compile without fatal errors, or blatantly uncompilable (like Netbeans does)?

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well for the likely to compile look at the hash marks on the right and
the nice big red square at the top right corner of the editor.

As for a status of where it's compiled, hey file that as a feature
request. Not sure it's THAT important, but what the heck.

R

Jeff wrote:

Can IDEA be configured to visually indicate whether files listed in the "source" view of the Project pane are compiled, uncompiled but likely to compile without fatal errors, or blatantly uncompilable (like Netbeans does)?


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The problem with the big red square at the top right corner of the editor is that you have to actually load the file into the editor to see it. What I really want is to see a little red (or yellow, or green) square next to the filename in the project pane, along with all the other files and their respective red/yellow/green squares at the same time.

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Yes. KAWA used to do this as well, and it's one of the few things remaining
from that editor that I miss in IDEA.

It'd be nice to get a good project over-view at a glance of where the
problem files were. I'd like to be able to open ONLY those files that need
attention (yellow or red), or know exactly which files have not yet been
compiled or which have 'stale' class files and need to be recompiled.


"Jeff" <intellij.10.jskubick@spamgourmet.com> wrote in message
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The problem with the big red square at the top right corner of the editor

is that you have to actually load the file into the editor to see it. What I
really want is to see a little red (or yellow, or green) square next to
the filename in the project pane, along with all the other files and their
respective red/yellow/green squares at the same time.


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Paul Bradshaw wrote:

Yes. KAWA used to do this as well, and it's one of the few things remaining
from that editor that I miss in IDEA.

It'd be nice to get a good project over-view at a glance of where the
problem files were. I'd like to be able to open ONLY those files that need
attention (yellow or red), or know exactly which files have not yet been
compiled or which have 'stale' class files and need to be recompiled.


It would have to deal with large projects (~2000 source files). Maybe
show a red/yellow box next to a package if any files or packages within
have errors/warnings?

Alternatively, there could be a reporting tool which pops up a dialog
with a list/tree of just the files with warnings or errors.

Ciao,
Gordon

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The way Netbeans handles it is probably the best compromise. Basically, a background thread running at a fairly low priority monitors .java files and their related .class files for changes and updates the status as appropriate. It occasionally diverges from reality (particularly when working with CVS filesystems), but overall it's nice to be able to get an overall view of the compilation/compilability status of the files in a project.

To be honest, I'm shocked IDEA doesn't do it. I was actually embarrassed to ask about it, because I just took for granted it had the capability and I was just overlooking something obvious...

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