See JSMorley's post concerning changes to V7.6 of Notepad++ and the use of Rainlexer
Will work with any earlier versions of Notepad++
I have been using RainSend by JSMorley, and it works great. It runs in an external window, and switching back and forth to add code was inconvenient (for me), so I was looking for an alternative.
Recently, I started using the Snippets plugin by Frank Fesever for Notepad++ and found it more convenient because the plugin can be docked in same window as my code. I find the convenience of docked, and easily modified, snippets more productive for my coding habits. Snippets can be easily modified or added after importing. Updates of other Snippets, will not overwrite your changes.
The link above contains Snippets version 1.3 and you must install it manually. However, Notepad++ Plugin Manager offers Snippets version 1.2 and there is a no advantage to using the newer version, plus using the Plugin Manager to install is automatic!
I would recommend using Notepad++'s Plugin Manager, and select Snippets (NOT SnippetsPlus) from the 'Available' tab list, and install it (all files will be placed in the proper locations for you).
New Rainmeter Snippet Libraries
The new Snippet Libraries for Rainmeter have been separated into 2 separate libraries for easier access based on your intended use.
Separating the snippets eliminates having an extended list of items that has to be scrolled and searched.
Rainmeter Templates Library
Contains templates for measures, meters, and plugins currently available.
Trying to remember rarely used options usually means hunting through the documentation for answers.
This library has the advantage of including the options that are available for every type of measure, meter, and plugin.
Rainmeter Action Bangs Library
Contain code snippets for comparisons, mouse actions, and bangs
Some users may find this library useful for remembering the syntax of commands and to save some keystroke in coding skins.
You have a choice of importing one or both of the libraries into the Snippet addon.
Spoiler contains details on Installing/Updating Rainmeter Libraries:
> Default Settings options added to *New skin
> Flags added to Webparser parent measure
> Process is now an internal measure
> Added - Add Meter Hidden
> Added - Add Measure Disabled
* Corrected missing '=' in Webparser parent
* Removed 'Functions' description from Measure Calc
> Added 'Span' as an option of !SetWallpaper
> Added !EditSkin options to specify the file to edit
> Added !SetWindowPosition and !SetAnchor
> Corrected MouseAction group bang syntax for proper order
> Added New Mouse bangs to Rainmeter Action Bangs library
> Renamed bangs so similar actions are grouped together
> Modified UsageMonitor plugin Blacklist/Whitelist to use a pipe symbol '|' instead of a comma symbol ',' as the separator
> Added Usage Monitor Plugin
> Removed deprecated AdvancedCPU, iTunes, & PerfMon plugins
> Added + Group snippet to Templates
> Added FontWeight to string meter
> Corrected TransformationMatrix parameter description (skew x & skew y placements were reversed)