if this area can be rectified, or at least provide an alternate non-locked down area, that would be great
They tried a compromise-solution like you suggested in the 7.6.0-7.6.2-era, but that was abandoned: there were too many people from IT departments who complained because with the alternate location, they couldn’t prevent employees from installing unapproved plugins. Everyone has different goals, and sometimes those goals are mutually exclusive.
If you already have IT permission for Notepad++ (since it’s in the locked-down Program FIles* area), maybe you could ask them to unlock the program files\Notepad++ hierarchy, or at least program files\notepad++\plugins hierarchy, so that you could install Notepad++ plugins without giving you full access to install other programs. If you couch it that way, and emphasize that it will make IT’s job easier so you won’t be pestering them every time you find a new plugin that you need, you might be able to convince them to do it.
As another potential alternative for you: you could use a portable version of Notepad++ (download the ZIP or 7ZIP instead of the installer), you can place your Notepad++ in some other folder hierarchy where you do have write permission; that way, you can install your own plugins without IT intervention – as long as your workplace policies won’t get you fired for trying to circumvent their restrictions. You can then make your file associations use the “portable” Notepad++. (That’s how I use Notepad++.)
If you want to do a manual installation of HTML Tag plugin:
Note that the Plugins Admin lists the now-official home of HTML Tag as https://bitbucket.org/rdipardo/htmltag/ , not that ancient sourceforge link; and that points to https://bitbucket.org/rdipardo/htmltag/downloads/ as the downloads location
Download the zip file for the 64bit plugin
unzip the plugin to a temporary location
Do not use the Settings > Import > Import plugin(s). Exit Notepad++.
Create a new folder ...<notepad++install-location>\Plugins\HTMLTag\
Copy all the files from the temporary location to ...<notepad++install-location>\Plugins\HTMLTag\
The plugin will be in the Plugins menu if you have followed these correctly
The only time that Settings > Import > Import plugin(s) works is if your plugin only has a DLL and no other files; the HTMLTag has other files, so Settings > Import DLL will not work, because it will not put the other files in the right place.
i was also looking forward to add plugins to my site but i was feeling so worried because i didn’t have enough knowledge but your discussions have made me so confident to install them . thank you so much
That’s the first thing to suspect when you get a message like that, that the line number noted isn’t necessarily the problem line. It usually means, that the line that the checker shows, is where it finally realized there was an error somewhere prior and choked trying to figure it out. :-)
Good job finding it. In your case, it sounds like it did a prescan and then choked later down the file when trying to implement it.
Next, as WinAPI’s TreeView and ListView are not good with really large collections of items, I need to find a way to overcome that. For example, there can be a virtual ListView (where the items are not stored by the WinAPI’s ListView itself), but there is no virtual TreeView.
So what I’m thinking is the following: once there will be the “Go to tag” functionality implemented, there will be no need to have all the items for all the associated files to be shown in the TreeView and ListView right after the parsing. I mean, the TreeView/ListView will show the items (tags) only for the current file, however all the tags for all the files will be present in the memory. And once another associated file is opened either manually or as a result of the “Go to tag”, the corresponding items (tags) for this file will be added to the TreeView/ListView. I.e. the items (tags) will be shown by demand, but the information about these tags will already be present in the memory.
It’s a docking panel, just like the built-in panels in Notepad++: click and drag on the word “Task List” on the panel, and you will see its outline start to move… Continue dragging down until it’s on the lower edge of the editor pane (between the editor text and the status bar), and the outline will snap from being a narrow-by-long rectangle to being a wide-by-short panel at the bottom. Let go of the panel, and it will draw it in at the bottom of the window instead of the side.
Addendum: this other thread has a couple screenshots of moving another panel around; it works the same as this panel; and here is one where Alan showed an animated screen capture of changing the docking from left to right; the right to bottom works similarly
Since I’ve got some very positive feedback and requests, I’ve created a new release of the plugin. It is now possible to export SVG files as well. Also the usability was improved by adding a context menu. Some small fixes are also included.
Sorry for the late reply.
Life plays a role, different things have happened.
I appreciate your answer, thank you very much for that!
I need to find an alternative, it was the same with Firefox. Many plugins suddenly stopped working after an update.
Thanks for your inputs.
Sorry for my reaction, maybe it came across too aggressively.
I just made an old portable version for that one function.
I’ll do it that way, but anyway to you all for the inspiration.
Best regards, Elena