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Re: Notepad++: Snippets for Rainmeter

eclectic-tech » November 19th, 2015, 6:41 am

Minor update and formatting improvements...

2015-11-19
added InlineSetting= & InlinePattern= to MeterString
added a space after the semicolon on comments, to match notepad++ block comment format
added an additional CRLF to all meters and measures for vertical spacing on insertion

See first post for updated file and info on installing.
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Re: Notepad++: Snippets for Rainmeter

jsmorley » November 19th, 2015, 2:06 pm

I guess there is no way short of a fairly complicated sql statement in some sqlite tool to change the behavior from "before cursor" to "after cursor", which would have to be repeated after every update. I'm finding it really difficult to get used to that. Unlike pasting a "snippet" in other cases, with this I pretty much always want to insert the snippet, then end up at the "top" of the inserted section, so I can modify it. Not a big deal, but it is just disconcerting to end up at the end of the inserted section and have to scroll back up every time. I have RainSend set up to insert then move back up, maybe I'm just used to that.
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Re: Notepad++: Snippets for Rainmeter

eclectic-tech » November 19th, 2015, 3:43 pm

jsmorley wrote:I guess there is no way short of a fairly complicated sql statement in some sqlite tool to change the behavior from "before cursor" to "after cursor", which would have to be repeated after every update. I'm finding it really difficult to get used to that. Unlike pasting a "snippet" in other cases, with this I pretty much always want to insert the snippet, then end up at the "top" of the inserted section, so I can modify it. Not a big deal, but it is just disconcerting to end up at the end of the inserted section and have to scroll back up every time. I have RainSend set up to insert then move back up, maybe I'm just used to that.
I think you are just used to doing things a certain way :p :D

But I can see where that missing feature could be frustrating.

The only caveat I have seen with this action in RainSend, is the cursor point sometimes goes too far back up the list, but it does makes sense to place it back at the point of entry.

This might be possible with Snippets, I will look into that possibility.
With my limited lua skills, hopefully this is possible inside the plugin. :)
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Re: Notepad++: Snippets for Rainmeter

eclectic-tech » November 19th, 2015, 3:46 pm

eclectic-tech wrote:I think you are just used to doing things a certain way :p :D

But I can see where that missing feature could be frustrating.

The only caveat I have seen with this action in RainSend, is the cursor point sometimes goes too far back up the list, but it does makes sense to place it back at the point of entry.

This might be possible with Snippets, I will look into that possibility.
With my limited lua skills, hopefully this is possible inside the plugin. :)
It is an option in the plugin. I will need to edit the snippets and run a few test, but hopefully, we can get make this change. :thumbup:

Geez!, I am still getting used to this new forum format... I thought I clicked 'Edit', but click 'Quote'! :oops: :lol:
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Re: Notepad++: Snippets for Rainmeter

jsmorley » November 19th, 2015, 3:47 pm

eclectic-tech wrote:I think you are just used to doing things a certain way :p :D

But I can see where that missing feature could be frustrating.

The only caveat I have seen with this action in RainSend, is the cursor point sometimes goes too far back up the list, but it does makes sense to place it back at the point of entry.

This might be possible with Snippets, I will look into that possibility.
With my limited lua skills, hopefully this is possible inside the plugin. :)
Its a shame the went the route they did, where that "setting" isn't really a setting at all, but simply puts the text to insert in a different column in the database. It would have been nice if that was some kind of overall setting for the "library", where you could simply tell which you want. The trouble with forcing it one way or the other is that what I like someone else may hate.
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Re: Notepad++: Snippets for Rainmeter

eclectic-tech » November 19th, 2015, 3:57 pm

jsmorley wrote:Its a shame the went the route they did, where that "setting" isn't really a setting at all, but simply puts the text to insert in a different column in the database. It would have been nice if that was some kind of overall setting for the "library", where you could simply tell which you want. The trouble with forcing it one way or the other is that what I like someone else may hate.
Yes, that would have been nice... and you are right that everyone gets into coding habits, and may, or may not want it to work that way.

It's not a big deal to offer 2 versions, but that might just be confusing.

You can manually edit the snippets and copy/paste the code to achieve this option, but that entails editing 70 or more snippets... and then an update would overwrite your changes.

Conundrum :???:
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Re: Notepad++: Snippets for Rainmeter

jsmorley » November 19th, 2015, 4:03 pm

eclectic-tech wrote:Yes, that would have been nice... and you are right that everyone gets into coding habits, and may, or may not want it to work that way.

It's not a big deal to offer 2 versions, but that might just be confusing.

You can manually edit the snippets and copy/paste the code to achieve this option, but that entails editing 70 or more snippets... and then an update would overwrite your changes.

Conundrum :???:
Really just need some command line driven sqlite tool that can execute sql statements. All you really need to do is move the text from one column to another. Maybe something with https://www.sqlite.org/cli.html
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Re: Notepad++: Snippets for Rainmeter

jsmorley » November 19th, 2015, 4:07 pm

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Re: Notepad++: Snippets for Rainmeter

eclectic-tech » November 19th, 2015, 4:15 pm

I have limited experience with the SQlite DB browser I am using, and haven't really used SQL in a few years (decades?), it may take me a little while to play with this and see what can be done.

Thanks for all the info!
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Re: Notepad++: Snippets for Rainmeter

jsmorley » November 19th, 2015, 4:17 pm

eclectic-tech wrote:I have limited experience with the SQlite DB browser I am using, and haven't really used SQL in a few years (decades?), it may take me a little while to play with this and see what can be done.

Thanks for all the info!
The sql statement shouldn't be very complicated. Just want to update column B with the values from column A by "SnippetID", then NULL out the values in column A. Probably not those first two snippets, they are a bit different.