Notification on update document without saving

  • What’s NPPN_ constant using for notify at update document without saving?

  • Notifications are documented

    I’m not sure what you mean by “at update document without saving”. If you can clarify that…

  • @PeterJones said in Notification on update document without saving:

    If you can clarify that

    notification called on change text(SCI_...TEXT message) in active view

  • Hello,@WinterSilence

    New feature added in Notepad 6.6 for which the release notes say:

    • The main feature of this release is Session snapshot & periodic backup. If this feature is enabled (enabled by default), user won’t be asked to save unsaved file as he quits Notepad++, and on startup Notepad++ restores the unsaved file and unsaved untitled document of last session.

    This facility is controlled via menu => Settings => Preferences => Backup. For more details see also this section of the Notepad++ User Manual.

    I hope this information will be useful .
    Thank you.

  • @Prahlad-Makwana4145

    Session notifications are sent by timer, not by updating doc text. I can check SCI GETTEXT by timer without this, but it’s 100% freeze npp+.

  • I’m found:

    This notification is sent when the text or styling of the document changes or is about to change. You can set a mask for the notifications that are sent to the container with SCI_SETMODEVENTMASK. The notification structure contains information about what changed, how the change occurred and whether this changed the number of lines in the document. No modifications may be performed while in a SCN_MODIFIED event.

  • @WinterSilence it’s better:

    SCEN_CHANGE (768) is fired when the text (not the style) of the document changes. This notification is sent using the WM_COMMAND message on Windows and the “command” signal on GTK as this is the behaviour of the standard Edit control (SCEN_CHANGE has the same value as the Windows Edit control EN_CHANGE). No other information is sent. If you need more detailed information use SCN_MODIFIED. You can filter the types of changes you are notified about with SCI_SETMODEVENTMASK and SCI_SETCOMMANDEVENTS.

  • Need help, I dont work in Delphi 5-6 years and remembered only base, please check my Pascal code(Delphi10) for NppPlugin.pas:

    constructor TNppPlugin.Create;
      // filter: send notifications on insert text
      SendMessage(self.NppData.ScintillaMainHandle, SciSupport.SCI_SETMODEVENTMASK, SciSupport.SC_MOD_INSERTTEXT, 0);
    procedure TNppPlugin.BeNotified(sn: PSCNotification);
      if (HWND(sn^.nmhdr.hwndFrom) = self.NppData.NppHandle) and (sn^.nmhdr.code = NPPN_TB_MODIFICATION) then
        if (HWND(sn^.nmhdr.hwndFrom) = self.NppData.NppHandle) and (sn^.nmhdr.code = NPPN_SHUTDOWN) then
        // catch notification on insert
        if (HWND(sn^.nmhdr.hwndFrom) == self.NppData.ScintillaMainHandle) and (sn.modificationType = SciSupport.SC_MOD_INSERTTEXT) and (sn^.nmhdr.code = SciSupport.SCN_MODIFIED) then
    // overrides 
    procedure TNppPlugin.DoNppnSciUpdate(sn: PSCNotification);
      // @todo check sn.text and sn.position in sn.line to detect `/**` at line end 

  • @WinterSilence

    I don’t think anybody is going to “check your Pascal code”.
    If you have a specific question about something relating to it, that is different…but you’re going to have to come out and actually ask the question.

  • @Alan-Kilborn The question is, do I correctly catch notifications or is there a better solution?

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