When the user needs to navigate to the source class representing the runtime
type of a variable or field, there is no other way then remember the name from
the tooltip (or select it from the type column in Local Variables window) and
use the "Go To Class" feature to find the source. This is not really
straightforward, and requires extra searching if the class is an inner class or
if there are more classes of the same name in the system.
Some better support from the debugger in this area is desired...
It'd be handy if the Type column have some "Go To Source" action.
Go to Type (Runtime)
Go to Declared Type
Implemented by changeset: 252047:db80890d0b89
On Fields "Go to Source" was renamed to "Go to Declaration" to prevent from confusion. On variables representing an object, "Go to Type Source" action is added.
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *201304272301* on http://bits.netbeans.org/dev/nightly/ (upload may still be in progress)
Log: #81925: Provide a navigation to class types. The original Go to Source renamed to Go to Declaration to prevent from confusion.
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