If you have a big String, such as: "thisIsAReasonablyLongStringThatMightBeUsedInDifferentLines", it is likely it is referred to in code as a concatenation, sometimes with multiple breaks. This happens a lot with JPA named queries names. It would be helpful if the IDE had in all Find actions a String mode that was able to find such occurrences.
A plus would be if it took into account concatenations with literal Strings.
Product Version = NetBeans IDE Dev (Build 20130130-8551ab433946)
Operating System = Windows 7 version 6.1 running on amd64
Java; VM; Vendor = 1.7.0_07
Runtime = Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 23.3-b01
This old bug may not be relevant anymore. If you can still reproduce it in 8.2 development builds please reopen this issue.
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NetBeans IDE 8.2 Release Boss