How do I generate constructors?
Author: Deron Eriksson
Description: This tutorial describes how to generate constructors in Eclipse.
Tutorial created using: Windows XP || JDK 1.5.0_09 || Eclipse Web Tools Platform 2.0 (Eclipse 3.3.0)


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Next, I'll create another constructor. I right-click the Editor and select Source → Generate Constructor using Fields.

Selecting 'Generate Constructor using Fields'

This time, I specify to create a constructor to initialize just aStringVariable and aBooleanVariable, in that order. I specify to create a protected constructor and click OK.

Generate Constructor using Fields

In our Test class editor, we can see that a protected Test constructor was created with a String parameter and a boolean parameter to initialize the String and boolean member variables in our Test class.

Generated Constructors

As a keyboard shortcut, you can hit Alt-Shift-S followed by O to bring up the 'Generate Constructor using Fields' window.

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