Snippets crashes when trying to use "language" drop down



  • Hey all,

    I finally got Snippets to work (I thought) by renaming the template.sqlite file and moving it to the Config folder. I shut down and reopened N++ and the Snippets frame appeared on the right, but when I try to change the drop down from CSS2 Tags to anything else I get “Notepad++ has stopped working” and the Close Program button as the only option. It’s v.7.6.3. and Snippets v1.4.

    Any ideas? Thanks!



  • welcome to the notepad++ community, @Ken-Baumbach

    the way you’ve installed your snippets 1.4 plugin and NppSnippet.sqlite on notepad++ 7.6.3 seems to be correct.

    usually it works fine on a clean, non corrupted NppSnippet.sqlite database.
    but just in case there’s something missing, or too much on your setup, here’s the current guide for notepad++ 7.6.3:

    how to install snippets 1.4 (NppSnippets) on notepad++ 7.6.3:

    (note: the paths in this guide are for the installed versions of notepad++, the paths of a portable version depend on where the portable folder is placed)

    • install snippets 1.4 using the built in plugins admin from the menu plugins > plugins admin

    • after installation you will see unable to find database, check your installation!
      press ok to continue and close notepad++

    • open an explorer window and enter one of the following addresses, depending on your notepad++ installation.
      notepad++ 32 bit on 64 bit windows: %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Notepad++\plugins\NppSnippets\NppSnippets\
      notepad++ 32 bit on 32 bit windows: %ProgramFiles%\Notepad++\plugins\NppSnippets\NppSnippets\
      notepad++ 64 bit on 64 bit windows: %ProgramFiles%\Notepad++\plugins\NppSnippets\NppSnippets\
      notepad++ 64 bit on 32 bit windows: mission_impossible 😉

    • copy Template.sqlite from this folder to %AppData%\Notepad++\plugins\config

    • rename Template.sqlite to NppSnippets.sqlite


    here’s a screenshot of switching form css2 to for example js basics:

    Imgur

    note:
    the author is currently working on nppsnippets 1.5 that also resolves some minor issues with the newer notepad++ versions, including the missing auto creation of nppsnippets.sqlite at the correct location, using the existing template.sqlite.



  • Yes, that’s exactly what I did. I also uninstalled and reinstalled it with no luck.



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