Insertion of Closing
When typing in the Source Editor, one of the
first things that you will notice is that the closing characters
are automatically inserted when you type the opening character. For
example, if you type a quote mark, the closing quote mark is
inserted at the end of the line. Likewise, parentheses(()),
brackets (), and curly braces () are completed for you.
While this might seem annoying at first, the
feature was designed to not get in your way. If you type the
closing character yourself, the automatically inserted character is
overwritten. Also, you can end a line by typing a semicolon (;) to
finish a statement. The semicolon is inserted at the end of the
line after the automatically generated character or characters.
See the following subtopics for information on
how to use the insertion of matching closing characters.
When the Source Editor
characters at the end of the line, this would appear to force you
to move the insertion point manually past the closing character
before you can type the semicolon. In fact, you can just type the
semicolon without moving the insertion point, and it will be placed
at the end of the line automatically.
For example, to get the line
ArrayList ls = new ArrayList();
you would only have to type
ArrayList ls = new ArrayList(;
Splitting a String
Between Two Lines
If you have a long string that you want to split
between two lines, the Source Editor adds the syntax for
concatenating the string when you press Enter.
For example, to get the lines
String s = "Though typing can seem tedious, reading long" +
"and convoluted sentences can be even worse."
you could type
String s = "Though typing can seem tedious, reading long
and convoluted sentences can be even worse.
The final three quote marks and the plus sign
(+) are added for you.
If you want to break the line without creating
the concatenation, press Shift-Enter.