3P : Progress Programmers Pal autocomplete seems to use old dir structure



  • Hello all, first time posting.

    I used to use 3p for a lot of scripting, and had added all of the custom scripting commands to the lua.xml file so that I could quickly search them with autocomplete. From what I can tell, 3p still looks at plugins/APIs for the xml files, but n++ doesn’t use that dir any more.
    I know it’s something I have wrong on my end because this all worked until I reinstalled windows last week, with both 3p and n++ kept up to date.

    I’ve added a few test commands to n++/autoCompletion/lua.xml, and they show up in n++'s autocomplete. They don’t show up in 3p’s at all.

    I like 3p’s autocomplete because I can “search” for the command I want, and memorize short hand. So rather than typing something like “Unit.getPosition().p” I can type “gtpp” and it will search for commands with those letters.

    That’s a quick example, but some of the commands are prefixed with things I can never remember, and I’m too lazy to.

    Please let me know if there is some way to get 3p working, or another plugin that gives the same autocomplete search functionality.



  • @William-Patton said in 3P : Progress Programmers Pal autocomplete seems to use old dir structure:

    Please let me know if there is some way to get 3p working, or another plugin that gives the same autocomplete search functionality.

    I don’t use that plugin, and cannot remember other regulars mentioning using it. But in general, it is up to the plugin developer to keep the plugin compatible with Notepad++ updates. If the plugin has a GitHub repo or similar, I would suggest opening an issue there. But it may be that the developer has abandoned the plugin.

    Sorry I can’t be more helpful.



  • Do you know of any other plugins that allow non-linear autocomplete searching as outlined above? That’s really the only feature I use 3p for, so any other plugin that does the same will work just as well for me.



  • @William Patton - I’m not a user of 3P, but I do note that they do seem to keep their plugin updated to follow major changes in Notepad++. Are you sure your editor version, the installed plugin version and the plugin directory structure are of similar vintage?


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