auto-completion without ()
I want to show the auto completion suggestion without input “()”. Currently, suggestions are shown only after input “()”
When you have function completion enabled, you have to type the startFunc character to trigger the function help pop-up window. This is defined in the XML file describing the language of the active file (plugins\APIs\<language>.xml). Here is an example:
<Environment ignoreCase="no" startFunc="(" stopFunc=")" paramSeparator="," terminal=";" additionalWordChar=""/>
I don’t think there is any way to avoid this other than to edit the NPP source code to have whatever behavior you desire.
@Jim Dailey: Thank for your suggestion. That approach requires a lot coding for amateur. Have any step-by-step guide for that ?
If the “(” is already present, then if you have the cursor somewhere inside the “(…)”, you can press Ctrl-Alt-Spacebar to bring up the function completion help window (if there is an entry in the XML for that function).