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<h1>Refactor Actions</h1>
<p>Refactor menu commands:</p>
<table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" summary="Refactor menu commands">
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		<tr>
			<th>
			<p>Name</p>
			</th>
			<th>
			<p>Description</p>
			</th>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">
			<p>Rename</p>
			</td>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Renames the selected element and
			(if enabled) corrects all references to the elements (also in other
			files). <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Rename refactorings">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Methods, method parameters, fields, local variables,
						types, type parameters, enum constants, compilation units,
						packages, source folders, projects and on a text selection
						resolving to one of these element types</td>
					</tr>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Shortcut:</td>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Alt + Shift + R</td>
					</tr>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Options:</td>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Renaming a type does allow to
						rename similarly named variables and methods. Enable 'Update
						similarly named variables and methods' in the Rename Type dialog.
						Select 'Configure...' to configure the strategy for matching type
						names. <br>
						<br>
						Renaming a package does allow to rename its subpackages. Enable
						'Rename subpackages' in the Rename Package dialog.<br>
						<br>						
						Enable 'Keep original method as delegate to changed method' to keep the original method.
						Optionally you can deprecate the old method.
					</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">
			<p>Move</p>
			</td>

			<td align="left" valign="top">Moves the selected elements and
			(if enabled) corrects all references to the elements (also in other
			files). <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Move refactorings">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Instance method (which can be moved to a component), one
						or more static methods, static fields, types, compilation units,
						packages, source folders and projects and on a text selection
						resolving to one of these element types</td>
					</tr>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Shortcut:</td>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Alt + Shift + V</td>
					</tr>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Options:</td>
						<td align="left" valign="top">You can use Drag &amp; Drop in
						the Package Explorer to start this refactoring.</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Change Method Signature</td>
			<td>Changes parameter names, parameter types, parameter order
			and updates all references to the corresponding method. Additionally,
			parameters and thrown exceptions can be removed or added and method return type and
			method visibility can be changed. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Change Method Signature refactorings">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Methods or on text selection resolving to a method</td>
					</tr>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Shortcut:</td>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Alt + Shift + C</td>
					</tr>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Options:</td>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Enable 'Keep original method as
						delegate to changed method' in the Change Method Signature dialog
						to keep the original method.</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="left" valign="top">
			<td>Extract Method</td>
			<td>Creates a new method containing the statements or expression
			currently selected and replaces the selection with a reference to the
			new method. This feature is useful for cleaning up lengthy,
			cluttered, or overly-complicated methods. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Extract Method refactorings">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>You can use&nbsp;<em>Expand Selection to</em> from the <a
							href="ref-menu-edit.htm">Edit</a> menu to get a valid selection
						range.
						<br>This refactoring is also available as <a href="ref-java-editor-quickassist.htm">quick assist</a> on
						statements and expressions selected in the editor.
						</td>
					</tr>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Shortcut:</td>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Alt + Shift + M</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>
		</tr>

		<tr align="left" valign="top">

			<td>Extract Local Variable</td>
			<td>Creates a new variable assigned to the expression currently
			selected and replaces the selection with a reference to the new
			variable. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Extract local variable refactorings">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Text selections that resolve to local variables. You can
						use&nbsp;<em>Expand Selection to</em> from the <a
							href="ref-menu-edit.htm">Edit</a> menu to get a valid selection
						range.
						<br>This refactoring is also available as <a href="ref-java-editor-quickassist.htm">quick assist</a> on
						expressions selected in the editor.
						</td>
					</tr>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Shortcut:</td>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Alt + Shift + L</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>

			<td align="left" valign="top">Extract Constant</td>

			<td>Creates a static final field from the selected expression
			and substitutes a field reference, and optionally rewrites other
			places where the same expression occurs. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Extract Constant refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Constant expressions or text selections which resolve to
						constant expressions
						<br>This refactoring is also available as <a href="ref-java-editor-quickassist.htm">quick assist</a> on
						expressions selected in the editor.
						</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr align="left" valign="top">

			<td align="left" valign="top">Inline</td>

			<td>Inline local variables, methods or constants. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Inline refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Methods, static final fields and text selections that
						resolve to methods, static final fields or local variables
						<br>This refactoring is also available as <a href="ref-java-editor-quickassist.htm">quick assist</a> on
						local variables selected in the editor.
						</td>
					</tr>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Shortcut:</td>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Alt + Shift + I</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>
		</tr>

		<tr>

			<td align="left" valign="top">Convert Anonymous Class to Nested</td>

			<td>Converts an anonymous inner class to a member class. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Convert Anonymous Class to Nested refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Anonymous inner classes</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>
		<tr>

			<td align="left" valign="top">Move Type to New File</td>

			<td>Creates a new Java compilation unit for the selected member type or the selected secondary 
			type, updating all references as needed. For non-static member types,
			a field is added to allow access to the former enclosing instance, if
			necessary. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Move Type to New File refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Member types, secondary types, or text resolving to a member type or a secondary type.
						<br>
						</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>

		<tr>

			<td align="left" valign="top">Convert Local Variable to Field</td>

			<td>Turn a local variable into a field. If the variable is
			initialized on creation, then the operation moves the initialization
			to the new field's declaration or to the class's constructors. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Convert Local Variable to Field refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Text selections that resolve to local variables.
						<br>This refactoring is also available as <a href="ref-java-editor-quickassist.htm">quick assist</a> on
						local variables selected in the editor.
						</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>

		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Extract Superclass</td>
			<td>Extracts a common superclass from a set of sibling types.
			The selected sibling types become direct subclasses of the extracted
			superclass after applying the refactoring. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Extract Superclass refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Types</td>
					</tr>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Options:</td>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Enable 'Use the extracted class
						where possible' to use the newly created class wherever possible.
						See <em>Use Supertype Where Possible</em>.</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>

		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Extract Interface</td>
			<td>Creates a new interface with a set of methods and makes the
			selected class implement the interface. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Extract Interface refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Types</td>
					</tr>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Options:</td>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Enable 'Use the extracted
						interface type where possible' to use the newly created interface
						wherever possible. See <em>Use Supertype Where Possible</em>.</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>

		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Use Supertype Where Possible</td>
			<td>Replaces occurrences of a type with one of its supertypes
			after identifying all places where this replacement is possible. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Use Supertype Where Possible refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Types</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>

		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Push Down</td>
			<td>Moves a set of methods and fields from a class to its
			subclasses. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Push Down refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>One or more methods and fields declared in the same type
						or on a text selection inside a field or method</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>

		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Pull Up</td>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Moves a field or method to a
			superclass of its declaring class or (in the case of methods)
			declares the method as abstract in the superclass. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Pull Up refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>One or more methods, fields and member types declared in
						the same type or on a text selection inside a field, method or
						member type</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>

		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Extract Class</td>
			<td>Replaces a set of fields with new container object. All references to the fields are
			updated to access the new container object.<br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Extract Class refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>The set of fields or a type containing fields</td>
					</tr>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Options:</td>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Enable 'Create Getter and Setters' to add
						accessor methods to the new type</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>

		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Introduce Parameter Object</td>
			<td>Replaces a set of parameters with a new class, 
			and updates all callers of the method to pass an instance of the new
			class as the value to the introduce parameter.<br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Introduce Parameter Object refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Methods or on text selection resolving to a method</td>
					</tr>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Options:</td>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Enable 'Keep original method as
						delegate to changed method' in the Introduce Parameter Object dialog
						to keep the original method.</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>

		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Introduce Indirection</td>
			<td>Creates a static indirection method delegating to the
			selected method. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Introduce Indirection refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Methods or on text selection resolving to a method</td>
					</tr>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Options:</td>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Enable 'Redirect all method
						invocations' to replace all calls to the original method by calls
						to the indirection method.</td>
					</tr>

				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Introduce Factory</td>
			<td>Creates a new factory method, which will call a selected
			constructor and return the created object. All references to the
			constructor will be replaced by calls to the new factory method. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Introduce Factory refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Constructor declarations</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Introduce Parameter</td>
			<td>Replaces an expression with a reference to a new method
			parameter, and updates all callers of the method to pass the
			expression as the value of that parameter. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Introduce Parameter refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Text selections that resolve to expressions</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>

		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Encapsulate Field</td>
			<td>Replaces all references to a field with getter and setter
			methods. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Encapsulate Field refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Field or a text selection resolving to a field.
						<br>This refactoring is also available as <a href="ref-java-editor-quickassist.htm">quick assist</a> on
						field declarations and references selected in the editor.
						</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Generalize Declared Type</td>
			<td>Allows the user to choose a supertype of the reference's
			current type. If the reference can be safely changed to the new type,
			it is. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Generalize Declared Type refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Type references and declarations of fields, local
						variables, and parameters with reference types</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>

		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Infer Generic Type Arguments</td>
			<td>Replaces raw type occurrences of generic types by
			parameterized types after identifying all places where this
			replacement is possible. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Infer Generic Type Arguments refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Projects, packages, and types</td>
					</tr>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Options:</td>
						<td>'Assume clone() returns an instance of the receiver
						type'. Well-behaved classes generally respect this rule, but if
						you know that your code violates it, uncheck the box. <br>
						<br>
						'Leave unconstrained type arguments raw (rather than inferring
						&lt;?&gt;)'. If there are no constraints on the elements of e.g.
						ArrayList a, uncheck this box will cause Eclipse to still
						provide a wildcard parameter, replacing the reference with
						ArrayList&lt;?&gt;.</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>

		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Migrate JAR File</td>
			<td>Migrates a JAR File on the build path of a project in your
			workspace to a newer version, possibly using refactoring information
			stored in the new JAR File to avoid breaking changes. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Migrate JAR File refactoring">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>JAR Files on build path</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>

		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Create Script</td>
			<td>Creates a script of the refactorings that have been applied
			in the workspace. Refactoring scripts can either be saved to a file
			or copied to the clipboard. See <em>Apply Script</em>. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Create Script">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Always</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>

		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">Apply Script</td>
			<td>Applies a refactoring script to projects in your workspace.
			Refactoring scripts can either be loaded from a file or from the
			clipboard. See <em>Create Script</em>. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" summary="Apply Script">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Always</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>

		<tr>
			<td align="left" valign="top">History</td>
			<td>Browses the workspace refactoring history and offers the
			option to delete refactorings from the refactoring history. <br>
			<table border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" summary="History">
				<tbody>
					<tr>
						<td align="left" valign="top">Available:</td>
						<td>Always</td>
					</tr>
				</tbody>
			</table>
			</td>

		</tr>

	</tbody>
</table>
<p>Refactoring commands are also available from the context menus in
many views and the Java editor.</p>
<p><img border="0" src="../images/ngrelc.png" alt="Related concepts">
</p>
<p><a href="../concepts/concept-refactoring.htm">Refactoring support</a></p>
<p><img src="../images/ngrelr.png" alt="Related reference"></p>
<p><a href="ref-wizard-refactorings.htm">Refactoring dialogs</a><br>
<a href="preferences/ref-preferences-java.htm">Java preferences</a><br>
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