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SmarterEditor

Products: IntelliJ IDEA, RubyMine, WebStorm, PhpStorm, PyCharm, AppCode, Android Studio, 0xDBE, CLion

Vendor: Joachim Ansorg IT-Services

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Source code: https://code.google.com/...ereditor/source/checkout

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Smarten up the editor with new editor actions.
This plugin makes you more productive in the editor. It supports some frequently used actions with the press of a key. It relies on navigation contexts. A navigation context is defined as:
  • Block statement: If, Switch or loops statements
  • Method definition
  • Class definition
  • XML tag

This plugin saves you from unnecessary caret movements.


Supported languages:
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • XML
  • Bash (BashSupport plugin)
  • SQL (only certain dialects)
  • PHP

Split the current string literal at caret or around selection

Press alt + PLUS / Edit: Smart split. This action splits a string into two parts and positions the caret between two parts. For example: the string "abcd" is turned into "a" + "bc" + "d" if "bc" was selected.
Useful examples:

  • Working on Java code: simply split a string into two parts and enter a variable in between


Jump to the start of a navigation block

Press ctrl + alt + HOME / Edit: Smart home. This action moves the editor caret to the beginning of the next parent navigation context.
Useful examples:

  • Working on a Java loop statement: Use this action to jump to the loop beginning.
  • Working on XML tag body: Use this action to directly jump to the tag definition. Press again to jump to the parent tag definition.


Jump to the end of a navigation block

Press ctrl + alt + END / Edit: Smart end. This action moves the editor caret to the end of the next parent navigation context.
Useful examples:

  • Working on a Java loop in a method: Use once to add code after the loop, press another time to move after the method to add more class level code.
  • Working on XML tag body: Press to add another tag after the current one. Press again to move after the parent tag.


Format a navigation block

Press ctrl + alt + shift + F / Edit: Format favourite. This action reformats the next parent navigation context according to the code style settings. It puts a selection on the reformatted text. It can be called multiple times to reformat the next parent context.
Before you needed to press ctrl+w multiple times, then ctrl+alt+L and confirm the message box.
Useful examples:

  • Working on a Java method: If you want to reduce whitespace changes just reformat the current method by calling this action.
  • Working on XML tag body: Reformat the current tag and child context by calling this from anywhere on the first level below the tag.


Select a navigation block

Press ctrl + alt + shift + D / Edit: Select favourite. This action select the next parent navigation context. It can be called multiple times to select the next parent context.
Before you needed to press ctrl+w multiple times, which works on a much finer grained model.
Useful examples:

  • Working on a Java code: Select code on a more coarse grained model, e.g. anonymous class, then the method, then the inner class, then the outer class.
  • Working on XML tag body: Copy all sibilings and the parent tag by calling this action twice and then ctrl + c


This is an early release of this plugin. Please vote and provide feedback to help!
Downloads: 44760
Rating:
Participated in rating: 3
Version Compatible builds Date
0.8.3 117 03.04.2012 Download
0.8 80.8000 20.12.2011 Download
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Recent change notes

Changes in this version:
  • Javascript string splitting improved

General usage instructions

Source code repository is at http://code.google.com/p/idea-smartereditor/ .