I am writing a C# program containing these lines:


Is there a quick way to type the 26 numbers? I'm using Visual Studio and Notepad++ for editors, but suggestions which use others editors are also welcome.

  • You have written Console.Writeline("1)"; or Console.Writeline("1"); ?
    – kokbira
    Apr 23, 2011 at 13:24
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    Have you considered writing a for loop?
    – Daniel Beck
    Apr 23, 2011 at 13:50
  • Some text editors can do this for you. In Notepad++, I can't check right now (using Linux), but I'd be surprised if you can't. You can certainly record and playback macros - if you can't insert the numbers where you want them, you can insert them somewhere else then use a macro to cut/paste them into place.
    – user31438
    Apr 24, 2011 at 8:07

3 Answers 3


well, it depends what softwares you have.

with Excel/Calc, you can do that:

  1. In A1 put: Console.Writeline("
  2. In B1 put: 1
  3. In C1 put: ");
  4. In D1 put: =concatenate(A1;B1;C1)
  5. Select from A1 to D1 and copy and paste to te first 26 rows
  6. Select from D1 to D26, copy and paste cells to your code

with windows batch:

  1. open cmd (start>execute>cmd)
  2. write that in cmd and press enter: for /l %i in (1,1,26) do echo.Console.Writeline("%i");>>code.txt
  3. write that in cmd and then copy to your code: notepad code.txt
  4. write that in cmd to delete created .txt: del code.txt


vim myfile
# Navigate to where you want the code. (Use hjkl to move)
i  # Enter insert mode
esc # Enter command mode
qa # "start recording in register a"
# Duplicate the first line

You should now see something like;


Now place cursor at the 1 in the second line

Control a #increments the number
q #stop recording

Repeat the macro for as many lines as you want (in your case, 24 more times)

  • the vim way, hahahahah :)
    – kokbira
    Apr 25, 2011 at 2:01

This C# code snippet will print out source code for you to copy and paste into your program:

for (int i = 1; i < 27; i++) {
    Console.Writeline("Console.Writeline(\"" + i.ToString() + "\");");

I really hope this is just a badly reduced sample of what you actually want to do.

  • I admit that the example is a bit goofy; I was just trying to illustrate the general problem.
    – user12816
    Apr 23, 2011 at 16:45
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    well, you can create a simple sequencegenerator.exe, giving what you want as parameters, like: sequencegenerator.exe p1=Console.Writeline(\" p2=[1-27] p3="); tp1=text tp2=counter tp3=text (think that you can use it in future)
    – kokbira
    Apr 29, 2011 at 6:05

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