How to add a code snippet/code template in NetBeans IDE 6.9.1

  1. Open NetBeans IDE 6.9.1
  2. On the Main Toolbar select Tools->Options


  3. Click on Editor and then on the Code Templates tab


  4. Click on the New button to create a new Code Template

    New Code Template

  5. Give it a Abbreviation and click OK

    New Code Template

  6. In the Expanded Text tab type in your Code
  7. In the Description Tab give the Code a description
  8. In the Language Combo Box select the language for the Code Template
  9. Expand Template on: select Tab within the Combo Box (This will be used to auto-complete your Code Template)
  10. Click OK

To use your code snippet go to the Editor and type the exact Abbreviation for you Code Template and press the Tab key to auto-complete your code.

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