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Delete Characters

To delete characters, add the fifth line to our tutorial macro:

[JavaScript]

document.selection.Text = "EmEditor supports macros.";
document.selection.NewLine();
document.selection.Text = "\tEmEditor is a text editor.";
document.selection.CharLeft( false, 12 );
document.selection.DeleteLeft( 15 );

[VBScript]

document.selection.Text = "EmEditor supports macros."
document.selection.NewLine
document.selection.Text = Chr(9) & "EmEditor is a text editor."
document.selection.CharLeft False, 12
document.selection.DeleteLeft 15

Save the above macro and run it in a new EmEditor window. Notice that the 15 characters from the left side of the text editor (that is, "(tab)EmEditor is a ") are deleted. The text should now read as follows:

"EmEditor supports macros."

"text editor."

DeleteLeft Method deletes the specified number of characters from the left side of a string. If text is being selected, the selected text is deleted; pressing the Backspace key on your keyboard gives you the same effect.

Similarly, the following methods are provided to delete characters:

Delete Delete the selected text. If no text is selected, it deletes the specified number of characters from the right side of a string. Equivalent to the Delete key.
DeleteLeft Delete the selected text. If no text is selected, it deletes the specified number of characters from the left side of a string. Equivalent to the Backspace key.

You can delete words or lines by combining methods:

[JavaScript]
Delete a word. document.selection.SelectWord();
document.selection.Delete();
Delete a word left of the cursor. document.selection.WordLeft(true);
document.selection.Delete();
Delete a word right of the cursor.   document.selection.WordRight(true);
document.selection.Delete();
Delete a line. document.selection.SelectLine();
document.selection.Delete();
Delete a line left. document.selection.StartOfLine(true, eeLineLogical);
document.selection.Delete();
Delete a line right. document.selection.EndOfLine(true, eeLineLogical);
document.selection.Delete();
Delete an entire document. document.selection.SelectAll();
document.selection.Delete();
[VBScript]
Delete a word. document.selection.SelectWord
document.selection.Delete
Delete a word left of the cursor.    document.selection.WordLeft True
document.selection.Delete
Delete a word right of the cursor.   document.selection.WordRight True
document.selection.Delete
Delete a line. document.selection.SelectLine
document.selection.Delete
Delete a line left. document.selection.StartOfLine True, eeLineLogical
document.selection.Delete
Delete a line right. document.selection.EndOfLine True, eeLineLogical
document.selection.Delete
Delete an entire document. document.selection.SelectAll
document.selection.Delete

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