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Thread: Eclipse - New Class Boiler Plate

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    Default Eclipse - New Class Boiler Plate

    I am looking at using Eclipse for a project and there are several copy paste requirements for each class, to fit the project requirements.

    I have looked in Window > Preferences > Java > Editor > Templates, and a few other seemingly related areas of the preferences with no luck so far.

    When I create a new class, say A for example, Eclipse creates the following code:
    /**
     * 
     */
    package packagename;
     
     
    /**
     * @author jps
     *
     */
    public class A {
     
    }

    What I would like to have is the following code:
    /** nameThisFileIsSavedAs.Extension */
    package packagename;
     
    /**
     * @author jps
     *
     */
    public class A {
    /* Comment 1 */
    /* Comment 2 */
    /* Comment 3 */
    /* Comment 4 */
    }
    Question #1: How do I get the saved file name and the Comments 1-4 to be generated by eclipse? -or is it not possible?
    Question #2: Is there a way to make the first comment, where the file name goes, appear all on one line (as shown in my desired code sample)?


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    Default Re: Eclipse - New Class Boiler Plate

    Have you tried playing around in Window > Preferences > Java > Code Style, and either Code Template or Formatter?

    In Code Template, you could probably make some changes to Code > Class body for the 4 comments, and Comments > Files for the file name at the top. I have no idea what tags to use to make those things show up, but you can probably figure it out with a bit of tinkering.
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    Default Re: Eclipse - New Class Boiler Plate

    For the comments in the body:
    Window > Preferences > Java > Code Style > Code Templates > Code > Class Body > Edit
    /* Comment */


    For the file name:
    Window > Preferences > Java > Code Style > Code Templates > Comments > File > Edit
    /** ${file_name} */

    ${file_name} is the variable, but one does not need to know what to type, you can select what you want from a list.

    Everything turned out as expected, thanks aussiemcgr

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