Friday, December 28, 2007

How to set @author or ${user} properties in Netbeans 6.0 templates

This is a simple task in Netbeans 5.5, but not obvious in Netbeans 6.0. To set the ${user} variable in templates in Netbeans 6.0, you must go to Tools --> Templates. This will bring up the Template Manager screen. Scroll to the section called User Configuration Properties and expand it. You will see a template called User.properties.


Select the User.properties and Open in Editor. Uncomment the line user and set it to the appropriate value and then save the file.


Now when you create a new Java source file, the javadoc @author will be set to the new property. This same method is used to set other properties in your templates as well.

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