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  • #5303

    Criss
    Member

    Something like BoxEditor from Shao Hao could be built into EmEditor.
    This Plugin is very useful and intuitive.
    Unfortunately BoxEditor only works with the mouse and not with the keyboard.
    Compare with the Power Columns of Boxer Texteditor.

    Thanks
    Christian

    #5305

    Yutaka Emura
    Keymaster

    Criss wrote:
    Something like BoxEditor from Shao Hao could be built into EmEditor.
    This Plugin is very useful and intuitive.
    Unfortunately BoxEditor only works with the mouse and not with the keyboard.
    Compare with the Power Columns of Boxer Texteditor.

    Thanks
    Christian

    You can press CTRL + SHIFT + F8 to swtich to box mode. Also, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to any plug-ins.

    #5339

    Criss
    Member

    Yes, Emeditor can do columnar selections, but edits on this selection are not applied to all lines of a selection.
    F.e. make a column selction of zero width and begin to type:
    Emeditor: the text appears on only one line, on the other lines nothing happens.
    BoxEditor Plugin or Boxer Texteditor: the typed text appears on all lines – which I think is the natural behaviour.
    Theres is a demo at http://www.boxersoftware.com/pgbwin.htm.
    If you select some text in box mode and type something, the typed text should appear on all lines.

    This is for example useful to prefix some lines with something or to replace the prefix with something else, or to fill columns in a table with a default text.

    #5342

    Yutaka Emura
    Keymaster

    Criss wrote:
    Yes, Emeditor can do columnar selections, but edits on this selection are not applied to all lines of a selection.
    F.e. make a column selction of zero width and begin to type:
    Emeditor: the text appears on only one line, on the other lines nothing happens.
    BoxEditor Plugin or Boxer Texteditor: the typed text appears on all lines – which I think is the natural behaviour.
    Theres is a demo at http://www.boxersoftware.com/pgbwin.htm.
    If you select some text in box mode and type something, the typed text should appear on all lines.

    This is for example useful to prefix some lines with something or to replace the prefix with something else, or to fill columns in a table with a default text.

    Thanks for information. I will think about adding this feature, but meanwhile you can use BoxEditor plug-in, and you can assign a shortcut key to run this plug-in. Thanks!

    #5396

    lutz
    Member

    Easy access to a future enhanced box-editing option would be nice , too
    (icon in the status bar or similar).

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