Column Mode in Text editor

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tatra603
Posts: 72
Location: Prague, the Czech Republic, Europe

Column Mode in Text editor

Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:40 pm

Hallo,

I would like to use Text Editor in Column Mode, like it has Notepad++, UltraEdit, etc. It means in case of using fixed width font to be able select, cut, paste, insert, delete column selected text limited to certain rows.

Would it be possible?

Thank You, Stepan
ionela
Posts: 227

Re: Column Mode in Text editor

Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:59 pm

Hi Stepan,

Unfortunately, currently this is not possible in oXygen. We already have a feature request logged on our issue tracking tool to support "rectangular selection"/"column mode" for the Text mode in oXygen. I have added your vote for it.
We will consider implementing this in the long term.

Regards,
Ionela
Ionela Istodor
oXygen XML Editor and Author Support
tatra603
Posts: 72
Location: Prague, the Czech Republic, Europe

Re: Column Mode in Text editor

Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:49 pm

Also IntelliJ IDEA has nice column mode editing capability...

http://arhipov.blogspot.cz/2010/09/inte ... iting.html
tatra603
Posts: 72
Location: Prague, the Czech Republic, Europe

Re: Column Mode in Text editor

Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:58 pm

Hello, works nice in 18 beta. Just provide a hint to new users to use <Alt> key when selecting (activating) this great new feature. Thank You very much!
florin
Posts: 54

Re: Column Mode in Text editor

Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:28 am

Hello,

We are glad that you like the new rectangular selection mode.
Please describe how you would see the things regarding the hint: when should it appear, where should be placed...
If you select/activate this new feature, obviously you already pressed the <Alt> key (on Windows), so there would be no need to show a hint.

I must mention that, due to different platform default behaviors, there are different combinations of keys that activate this new selection mode, as follows:
- on Windows, <Alt> key works when selecting text using the mouse, and <Alt + Shift> when using the arrow/Home/End/PageUp/PageDown keys;
- on OS X, <Alt + Cmd> works for mouse, <Alt + Cmd + Shift> for keyboard;
- on Linux, <Alt + Ctrl> works for mouse (simple <Alt> would move the application window on screen), <Alt + Shift> for keyboard.
All these combinations will be documented in the oXygen's User Manual.

Best Regards,
Florin
Florin Avram
<oXygen/> XML Editor
tatra603
Posts: 72
Location: Prague, the Czech Republic, Europe

Re: Column Mode in Text editor

Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:43 am

Hello, I wrote it unclear. I did not want a GUI hint, just to say users, how to enable (activate) it in user manual, announcement... So in my case on Windows to say somewhere "use <Alt>" ;-) E.g. in User Manual (I did not find it there). And yes, I did not know Alt+Shift for keyboard selection, so I thought only mouse selection is available - I almost wanted to ask You why only mouse... So now is all fine. Regards, Stepan
florin
Posts: 54

Re: Column Mode in Text editor

Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:00 pm

Hi,

Thanks for clarifying things.
The documentation was not complete when we made available the beta release of oXygen 18.0, but all the necessary information will be available in the User Manual on the official release.

Best Regards,
Florin
Florin Avram
<oXygen/> XML Editor
cwilliamson
Posts: 1

Re: Column Mode in Text editor

Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:52 am

How can I get Oxygen Editor Beta 18 so I can have this feature?
Thanks,
Chris
florin
Posts: 54

Re: Column Mode in Text editor

Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:48 pm

Hi,

I've sent you an e-mail with the information needed to access the beta version of oXygen 18.0.

Best Regards,
Florin
Florin Avram
<oXygen/> XML Editor

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