How to generate getters and setters in Eclipse IDE

In this article, we will discuss how to generate getters & setters for all member variables of a class

Earlier era:

  • Often for any POJO, getter & setter are very important
  • And also their case-convention need to be followed
  • So that it can be used in JSP tags.
  • Everyone has to write code on plain text file (file name with extension ending .java)

IDE era:

  • With the release of IDE by various vendors helped developer in a long way to write/code only important business logics
  • With IDE, generating getter/setter, constructor, renaming, refactoring, etc. becomes very easy
  • With Eclipse IDE, writing/coding getter & setter is very easy within few shortcut keys and it has Menu to navigate through
  • There are similar shortcut keys available in all other leading IDE like NetBeans, IntelliJ, etc.


Generate getter and setter in Eclipse IDE:

Step 1: create a POJO with 4 member variables

Step 2: generate setter/getter

Right-click on the Java file –> Select Source –> Generate Getter and Setters

Step 3: choose fields for which you want to generate getters and setter

  • Additionally, we can specify Access Modifier for all getters/setters
  • it can limited by un-checking fields whichever isn’t required
  • allows to specify Insertion point after which generated setter/getter needs to be placed

Step 4: View Java file with all attributes and their getter/setter

Here, it is !!




Happy Coding !!
Happy Learning !!

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