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NetBeans IDE 8 Cookbook by Rhawi Dantas, David Salter

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Copy refactoring

Occasionally when writing code, you may want to copy a class from one package to another. The NetBeans Copy refactoring wizard allows this to be easily achieved.

Getting ready

First we will need a Java project to perform some Copy refactoring. We will use the same project from the earlier recipe, Rename refactoring, and so ensure that you have the project open from the end of that recipe. If you have not followed that recipe, the project is available from the code download bundle under the MoveRefactor folder in Chapter 3. When the Projects explorer shows the Refactoring project, expand the Refactoring node if not yet expanded.

How to do it…

To perform a Copy refactor, we need to have a destination package into which we can copy a ...

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