Move Class Dialog
The Move Class refactoring dialog is invoked for the classes selected in the Project view, or opened in the editor.
|To package||Specify the destination package. Click the ellipsis button, and select the target package in the Choose Destination Package dialog that shows a tree view of all packages within the project. The content of a package is moved along with the package from the old location to the new destination package.|
|Make inner class of||If you want to make your class inner, specify the target class. Click the ellipsis button and select the target class in the Choose Class dialog.|
|Search in comments and strings||Select this option to apply the changes to comments and strings.|
|Search for text occurrences||Select this option to apply the changes to documentation, HTML, JSP and other files included in your project.|
|Search for references||Select this checkbox to have the changes applied to the references. This option is available only for Move File or Move Package refactorings.|
|Move to another source folder||If this option is selected, you can select the target root, where the destination package will be located. If the option is not selected, only the current root is used. |
This option is disabled for the modules that contain a single source root.
|Target destination directory||When the dialog opens, the field shows the path to the folder where the file that implements the class to move is currently stored. |
The path is displayed in the following format:
...\<project root>\<current namespace folder relative to the project root>The path is updated automatically as you specify the namespace to move the class to. However, if you are going to move a class to a non-existing namespace under another parent namespace, IntelliJ IDEA will not suggest the proper folder unless you appoint a root folder for your namespace structure by marking the relevant folder as Sources on the Directories page of the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S.
Do one of the following:
|Open moved in editor||Select this checkbox to open the moved class in the editor.|