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Autocomplete (Content Assist) with any character


The current IDE does not open autocomplete automatically which is frustrating moving from "IntelliJ IDEA" to "Eclipse" it's not like the IDE is incapable of this, this is a working feature allowed for JAVA code just not C/C++

In Cube IDE,

Eclipse > Preferences > C/C++ > Editor > Content Assist - Auto-Activation

Here it only allows you to enable the setting for specific characters like "." "->" "::"

Autocomplete works beautifully for these characters but I want it to work for every character

In Eclipse JAVA

Eclipse > Preferences > Java > Editor > Content Assist - Auto-Activation

And instead of tick boxes, there is a type box allowing you to insert the following string,

"abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ._" Or anything you like.

Why isn't this a feature on C/C++, it would not be hard to implement at all, if anyone has any idea of where the files in eclipse would be so I could modify them and make a plugin to fix this would be appreciated.

I know "CTRL+SPACE" is the default way to activate it, but this is annoying and an awkward keystroke id much rather it just work like in "IntelliJ IDEA"

Wijeden RHIMI
ST Employee

Hello @HBegn.2,

First of all let me thank you for posting your issue.

  • We can provide refers to content assist settings for Java.
  • We cannot see a way to customize the trigger characters for C++ editor. Only checkboxes to enable/disable the defaults.

Best regards,