IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2 Help

Completing Statements

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Completing statements

The Smart Enter completion enables you to create syntactically correct code constructs.

To automatically complete a statement, follow these steps:

  • Start typing a statement, and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.

    The punctuation required in the current context is added and the caret moves to the next editing position.


Completing a method declaration

Start typing a method declaration, and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter after the opening parenthesis:


This will create the entire construct of a method, the caret resting inside the method body:


Completing code constructs

Start typing a code construct:


After pressing Ctrl+Shift+Enter, the construct is completed, and the caret is placed at the next editing position:


Automatic encapsulation

IntelliJ IDEA automatically encapsulates a method call, when you directly type a new method call next to it. For example, consider the following code:


Note the caret that rests just before the opening quote. Then type the method call.

When println gets the focus in the suggestion list, select it with Ctrl+Shift+Enter.


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Last modified: 23 November 2016