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Eclipse Shortcut Keys for Android Development

29 Sep

One of the main things holding me up from picking up Android development is the fact that it’s using Eclipse as its IDE. Android Studio is still in Beta, so I stick with Eclipse.

But, what’s wrong with Eclipse? You how it feels when you get out of your comfort zone, well, it’s uncomfortable! I am a hard-core Visual Studio user, so when in Eclipse, I feel like I was put in Mars!

Finally, I figured what alienate me from Eclipse, it’s because I can’t do what I can in Visual Studio, or more like, I haven’t found the way to do it yet.

As I code in Eclipse now, I carefully learn what I would normally do in Visual Studio that I couldn’t in Eclipse, then stop and find a way to do it in Eclipse. Turns out, there’s always a way to do what I have been doing in Visual Studio. Most of these are shortcut keys.

So, here’s the Windows shortcut keys for Eclipse for most things I do in Visual Studio:

Track item in Package Explorer

Click a “two yellow arrows pointed at left and right” button in the Package Explorer view. The button is “Link with Editor” button.

Stop running instance / process

  • Windows > Show View > Other > Devices
    Show Devices view.
  • Select instance / process
    Select an instance / process from the list under each device.
  • Stop Process
    Click on STOP icon from View menu.

Find All (in Project / Solution)

CTRL + H
Use File Search

Switch between file tabs

  • CTRL + Page Up / CTRL + Page Down
    Go to previous / next file in the Editors list.
  • ALT + Left / ALT + Right
    Go to previous / next file on history basis.
  • CTRL + E
    Show list of tabs to pick from.
  • CTRL + F6
    Switch to previous file on history basis.

Comment / uncomment

  • CTRL + SHIFT + /
    Comment.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + \
    Uncomment.

Go to line

CTRL + L

Close file tab

CTRL + W

Go to type / class

CTRL + SHIFT + T

Show intellisense while typing

CTRL + SPACE

Find next / previous

  • CTRL + K
    Find next.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + K
    Find previous.

Format code in Editor

CTRL + SHIFT + F

Delete whole line

CTRL + D

Go to declaration

F3

Organize (delete / add) imports

CTRL + SHIFT + O

Search method

CTRL + O

Rename method / class

SHIFT + ALT + R

Maximize / restore editor area

CTRL + M

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