Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Eclipse Tip

I have become accustomed to seeing "change bars" in Visual Studio i.e. being able to see which lines have been changed but not committed to version control.

It seemed odd that Eclipse wouldn't have this feature so I went searching for it and sure enough it does, but strangely, it's disabled by default. It's also a little hard to find. It's not under Annotations or Team (version control). It's under Editor > Text Editors > Quick Diff, which makes sense, and you can get there easily by searching for "diff", as long as you know what to search for.

You want to check "Enable quick diff" and "Show differences in overview ruler" and "Git Revision" under "Use this reference source". (assuming you're using Git)

See also: stack overflow: Highlighting modified lines in Eclipse

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