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Automated Imports

The automated import functionality is pretty straightforward. Simply place the cursor over the element to import and issue the command:


and one of the following events will occur:

  • If only one matching element is found, its import statement will be placed in the file.
  • If multiple matching elements are found, you will be prompted to choose the element you wish to import from a list.
  • If an element with the same name is already imported, the element is in java.lang, or the element is in the same package as the current src file, then no changes will occur.

In addition to adding imports one by one, you can also add them in bulk along with the removal of unused imports and the sorting and formating of all the file's import statements using the command:



Eclim Settings

  • org.eclipse.jdt.ui.importorder (Default: java;javax;org;com) - Semicolon separated list of package names which specify the sorting order for import statements. This settings is the same setting used by the eclipse gui in the "Organize Imports" preference dialog.
  • (Default: ["^com.sun..*", "^sunw?..*"]) - List of patterns to exclude from import results.
  • (Default: 1) - Used to determine how imports are grouped together (or spaced apart). The number represents how many segments of the package name to use to determine equality, where equal imports are grouped together and separated from other groups with a blank line.
    • -1: Use the entire package name. Only imports from the same full package are grouped together.
    • 0: Don't look at any package segments. All imports are grouped together with no spacing.
    • n: Look at the first n segments of the package name.