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From dusty <>
Subject Re: Freemarker code completion ide support
Date Tue, 27 May 2008 15:25:22 GMT

Intellij IDEA 8.0 has native freemarker support with the code completion you
are looking for.

Its only a EAP release.  I don't know when 8.0 is scheduled to be released. 
If you want to try the EAP release then you can register and download from

IDEA also has a nice Struts2 plugin as well.

icet wrote:
> Yeah, I use that plugin, and I'm talking about freemarker code completion.
> Wes Wannemacher wrote:
>> On Mon, 2008-05-26 at 12:52 -0700, icet wrote:
>>> I've been considering if it would be a good idea to adopt freemarker
>>> instead
>>> of JSP. After a lot of thought I'd found it to be superior in enough
>>> ways,
>>> when it hit me: the lack of IDE support it's a total dealbreaker.
>>> I don't believe I can get code completion from eclipse for struts tags
>>> right?
>> I use freemarker in eclipse WTP quite often. I can't remember exactly
>> which plugin installed it, but there is information here - 
>> There is syntax highlighting, etc.
>> When you are asking about code completion for struts tags, are you
>> talking about within JSP or within freemarker? In JSP, Struts2 tags work
>> just like any other tags, eclipse will check for required attributes,
>> and when you do <s:, eclipse will drop down a list of tags available (if
>> your JSP has the appropriate taglib declaration at the top. 
>> As far as code completion in freemarker, I don't know off the top of my
>> head. 
>> -Wes
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