one small feature would be great in Notepad++, perhaps you can implement it in Release 3.9:
For example you have this Test:
This is just a Test
123 realy its only Test
We want to test a little bit today
I select in this text in coulmn select mode this "area":
This i||s just a Test
123 re||aly its only Test
We wan||t to test a little bit today
Now, when i type a Text, in the current implemenation the chars only appear in the first row, it would be much better when the char would appear in all "selected" rows. For example when i type " aaa " the result should be:
This i aaa s just a Test
123 re aaa aly its only Test
We wan aaa t to test a little bit today
Do you think that is possible?
It would be realy great!
Thanks and Best regards
What it does now, with what you describe is the cursor-line replaces a highight character and the
other lines all delete characters. - which is
common windows type-on-highlight behaviour.
To do what you ask, would need the replace flipped to insert (in front of Highlight?), and the single insert, expanded to clone on all-highlighted lines.
What if someone wants to append many columns ?
I see the cursor can be at start or end of Highlight column, so the cusror X position could effectively be used to decide to prefix, or append ?
More on this:
I see someone else has asked for similar Column.Multiline.replace ( not insert ),
and what if someone wants to use paste command, for the replace/insert string ?
Seems this would need an insert/replace option, and
some way to allow paste as well....
sounds like it needs a menu option ?
I would like to second this feature request.
iam not sure if I unterstand exactly what you mean.
I meant I put the a rectangular selection, and now i type any keys.
Now I "apply" this key on each line i have selected. Its a "virtual" cursor in each line.
If a press the "a" button, in each line a "a" gets added to the position (if i have marked more text, the selected text gets overwritten)
If a press "delete" the selected area gets deleted
If a paste anything, the text in the clipboard gets pasted in every line i have selected.
I hope you understand what i mean.
The feature request reflects to the behaviour of a selected column when a key is pressed. Example:
assume a text like this
The car is green
The ship is blue
The plane is red
Now select "The" in column mode. What happens, if you press a key? Delete will remove the column. Press a letter like "A" results in
A car is green
ship is blue
plane is red
This should be:
A car is green
A ship is blue
A plane is red
It would be great, if the feature would allow typing of words e.g. typing "This" would result in
This car is green
This ship is blue
This plane is red
Why is this helpful? Assume you have to delete a large number of files and you have listing of teh file names. How do you write "delete " in front of each filename?
"Assume you have to delete a large number of files and you have listing of teh file names. How do you write "delete " in front of each filename?"
By using regular expressions in find/replace:
Find what: ^(.)
Replace with: delete \1
Do not forget to mark the "Regular Expression" check-box!
Easy, isn't it?
I would like to third this feature request. This seems to be the only feature missing.
it would be nice if you could do it that way.
The functionality is already present through a plugin though.
TextFX -> Fill Down Insert
The way to work there is: on the first line type your string. Then using column mode select the area. Then use plugin. And don't select the overwrite one. ;)
Yes, I agree, while the textFX plugin works, it feels a bit clumsy. It would be nice to simply do multi-column typing, even when rows are not together.
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