Is there a plugin, macro, or some sort of option for placing tags around selected text after I highlight and begin typing?


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yes use the "Snippet Plus" Plugin. Then create your snippet and use the function "Surround with". It behaves like the Surround With of Visual Studio.

  • Thanks for the response but I was looking for something that actually works like Textmates, where you can just highlight the text and begin typing a tag and it auto surrounds it with said tag, rather than this which seems to need me to manually tell it I want to use surrond with. Feb 9, 2011 at 19:38
  • @ReinSangeki that will be in direct conflict with the traditional behaviour of "Select and Overwrite", use a little the plugin that i'm mentionting. Maybe its all that you need.
    – mjsr
    Feb 11, 2011 at 21:13
  • Yeah I have been playing around with the plugin you've recommended. It's not perfect but it gets the job done. Thanks. Mar 7, 2011 at 16:08
  • @ReinSangeki don't forget to mark as answer, :)
    – mjsr
    Mar 7, 2011 at 21:12
  • SnippetPlus can be downloaded from sourceforge.net/projects/snippetplus May 25, 2011 at 15:03

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