I am happily using Notepad++ for a long time, but there is one thing that this editor lacks: an "Open resource" dialog, as in Eclipse, that allows opening of files in project folder (and subfolders) by their names. Is there anything like this in N++ world?

  • This feature is tied to a project, does Notepad++ support the concept of projects?
    – heavyd
    Mar 11 '10 at 15:25

After reading more about this Open Resource dialog, I don't think that Notepad++ has anything that replicates it exactly.

there are two plugins that come pretty close however:

Explorer pops up a file explorer sidebar to navigate files

File Switcher lets you switch between open files using the keyboard.

You could also use NPP Exec to run an external search command like grep.

All of those are available at the N++ plugins page.

  • File Switcher is great. Very close to the Eclipse feature (but the file has be open to be found)
    – Sébastien
    Apr 12 '13 at 13:19

This small piece of software could become handy: http://www.launchy.net/

For more information see: http://therubyway.wordpress.com/2008/11/23/rails-on-notepad/


Try the Open Files In Solution plug-in.

If you have used Eclipse or Visual Assist(VAX) in Visual Studio you know what this is all about.
If not it lets you index specific folders and possible specific types of resources (xml-, cpp, py-files) for a fast indexing of files.

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