Tuesday, June 24, 2008

serialversionUID generator for intellij

IntelliJ IDEA « Just Five Minutes
Cleaning up code I launched serialver to create serialVersionUIDs for some serializable classes. Wondering why IntelliJ IDEA did not seem to provide a generator for UIDs, I browsed the code inspection settings and it turns out that there actually is one - but it is disabled by default. To use it, go to

Settings -> Errors -> Serialization issues -> Serializable class without ’serialVersionUID’

When editing a Serializable class without a serialVersionUID field set, IDEA now displays a warning and provides a Quickfix (Alt+Enter) to generate one.

props to this guy!

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