Search and replace in selection when in column mode
I am trying to do a search and replace in selection while I have a set of columns selected, but the “in Selection” checkbox is grayed out while. It works fine when I have rows selected. Am I missing something, or is that not possible?
It’s just not something native Notepad++ can do, despite repeated requests to the developer that this is necessary core functionality.
Luckily, at least one plugin can do it for you. Check out Columns++.
If you want to check out “scripting” with Notepad++ in Python, another option would be to use the PythonScript plugin in conjunction with a script I posted HERE.
@Alan-Kilborn Thanks for the info!
Columns++ (which Alan mentioned) is not yet available through the Plugins Admin in Notepad++, but you can find the latest release here. If you have Notepad++ installed in the default location, you can use the “Quick Installer” link in that release description — just download it and run it.
The function you want is described here in the help. You can check that out first to see if seems like it will work for you.