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What gives. I'm obviously being really thick.

I open a file using TextMate (mate r1577 (2010-11-18)) on Mac OS X (10.5.8)

When I try and use tab to complete a snippet, for example vp<TAB> does not expand to the validates_presence_of rails snippet I expected ?

Is there something I need to do to turn it on?

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Make sure TextMate has recognized the language used in file as Ruby on Rails and not just Ruby. Along the bottom of the editor window, towards the left side, TextMate tells you what language it thinks the file is you're editing. For example, here it has detected Python:

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If you click on that language name you'll get a list of languages to choose from. Choose Ruby on Rails and TextMate will load the snippets for developing a Rails application.

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Thanks for helping a TextMate newbie out :-) – toolkit Dec 14 '10 at 0:23

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