auto-completion without ()



  • Hi
    I want to show the auto completion suggestion without input “()”. Currently, suggestions are shown only after input “()”



  • @ng-khanh

    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 ?



  • @ng-khanh

    No, sorry.

    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).


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