Macro Recorder

Mike.B
2014-08-13
2014-08-19
  • Mike.B
    Mike.B
    2014-08-13

    Hi. I am a recent convert to NPP, and was wondering if there is an alternative to NPP's Macro Recorder. I have created macro's and used them, but I find it difficult to modify them. Is there a way to modify a macro without deleting it and re recording it? I have been through the modify instructions, and all it seems to let me to is modify the activation key (i.e ALT+(keystroke) rather than what the macro echo's to the screen.
    I have macros that need changing regularly, and I find the above non productive. The old editor that I switched from (Arachnophilia) had a simple shortcut recorder that went something like Press This (i.e ALT+A) and get this [i.e <URL="whatever.htm">] and was easily edited.
    I am not a programmer as such (only CSS, HTML etc.) so I don't know how to write plugins, and was wondering if there is either an alternative available, or am I not using the Macro Recorder properly, or if somebody would be able to assist with a plugin...
    TIA

     
    • Hello Mike,
      You should try the plugin "Python Script" (
      http://npppythonscript.sourceforge.net/).
      It's more powerful than macro recorder but it's a little bit complicated.
      It worth learning python to do powerful script.
      have fun
      Christophe

      2014-08-13 5:10 GMT+02:00 Mike.B compass1312@users.sf.net:

      Hi. I am a recent convert to NPP, and was wondering if there is an
      alternative to NPP's Macro Recorder. I have created macro's and used them,
      but I find it difficult to modify them. Is there a way to modify a macro
      without deleting it and re recording it? I have been through the modify
      instructions, and all it seems to let me to is modify the activation key
      (i.e ALT+(keystroke) rather than what the macro echo's to the screen.
      I have macros that need changing regularly, and I find the above non
      productive. The old editor that I switched from (Arachnophilia) had a
      simple shortcut recorder that went something like Press This (i.e ALT+A)
      and get this [i.e <URL="whatever.htm">] and was easily edited.
      I am not a programmer as such (only CSS, HTML etc.) so I don't know how to
      write plugins, and was wondering if there is either an alternative
      available, or am I not using the Macro Recorder properly, or if somebody
      would be able to assist with a plugin...
      TIA


      Macro Recorder
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  • dail8859
    dail8859
    2014-08-19

    Having a plugin record and edit macros is a really cool idea...and honestly wouldn't be too hard. However it would have a few quirks/limitations. It would work side-by-side with Notepad++'s macro recorder so it may confuse users a bit. And the plugin would only be able to record Scintilla commands (edit, cut, copy, paste, moving, etc), and not Notepad++ commands (folding, sorting, block commenting, lowercase/uppercase, etc).

    So unless modifications are made in Notepad++ itself to send some more notifications to plugins, it looks like your best bet is to check out something like the Python Script plugin.

     
    Last edit: dail8859 2014-08-19