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Rename Dialog for a Field

Refactor | Rename
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Use this dialog to rename a field.

In addition to renaming the field itself, IntelliJ IDEA can also look for the usages of the field name. If found, the changes you are making to the field name can also be applied to these usages.

The usages are assigned to different categories which correspond to the options which you can turn on and off.

Note that regardless of the options selected, the search scope (that is, the places where the name occurrences are looked for) is always limited to the current entity (file, class, etc) and the entities that the current one depends on.

ItemDescription
Rename <field> and its usages toIn this field, specify a new name for the field.
Search in comments and stringsIf this check box is selected, IntelliJ IDEA will look for occurrences of the field name within comments and string literals in source code files.
Search for text occurrencesIf this option is on, IntelliJ IDEA will look for occurrences of the field name in the files that don't contain source code. These may be the text files, properties files, HTML files, documentation files, etc.

Note that IntelliJ IDEA remembers the latest settings in this dialog. So, each next time you use this dialog, these settings are restored.

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Last modified: 10 December 2015