Is there a plugin or other method to auto intent HTML while you are writing the code?
Use the TextFX plugin which has HTML Tidy built in.
Use the Indent by fold plugin (see below).
IndentByFold plug-in for Notepad++
Here's your php code indented by fold:
(The image above is not assembled from two separate images!
Notepad++ has the ability to clone its tabs in a new view)
You can access here a screencast demo for the
fold plugin. There's no separate plugin for the
feature in the video; for most languages there are defined already xml
files with keywords:
Now, about the
Code Alignment plugin: just use it only if you are
not satisfied with the
Indent by fold results!
Here's how you can define a shortcut for the the indent operation:
Settings/Shortcut mapper/Plugin Commands
Ctr + K and
Ctrl + D shortcuts key are already "taken" (by
comment code and
duplicate selection), therefore I've choosed
another combination. But everyone can re-map all the commands
according to own needs.
If anytime you find a language with a "weak"
code formatting /
folding you can take the lead, and proceed in defining your own
folding and coloring rules for keywords, comments, numbers, operators
See how beautiful
Indent by fold works when I press
ALt + K ?
The vbproc keyword is underlined because the
DSpellChecker plugin is
Here are a zillion UDLs (User Defined Languages) for Notepad++. To better understand how to use this feature I recommend
you to read the UDL 2.0 online documentation. It was a time when
folding was possible only for single words like "BeginSub" and
"EndSub". Now it is easier because folding can be done using
expressions, as you can see in my My better ASP example. Even now,
the UDL cannot address every imaginable situations (there is a work in
progress called UDL 3). But can we blame the Notepad++ developers for
not achieving perfection with this free and simple, yet wonderful
Source answer Auto indentation plugin for Notepad++ by Sorin Călinică