Is there any way to wrap the selected text in ',",),},],> or around any symbol in Notepad++?

I have looked around all of the plugins but there is nothing similar to what Textmate or eclipse can do.

  • possible duplicate of Notepad++: How to wrap selected text in brackets, parenthesis, quotes?
    – Paul
    Jan 12, 2012 at 5:54
  • Note that the answer to this question used TextFX plugin, which may not be enabled by default. You can enable it in the PluginManager and choose unstable plugins.
    – Paul
    Jan 12, 2012 at 5:55
  • I saw that but it doesn't fully answer the question, since it only allows for {}s
    – alme1304
    Jan 12, 2012 at 6:05
  • I just finished making a small python script that does exactly what TextMate does (more or less), I don't know if there is a way to convert it into an actual plugin tho
    – alme1304
    Jan 12, 2012 at 7:52

1 Answer 1


I would go for a real simple solution: Macros.

  1. Select Text
  2. Macro - Start Recording
  3. Ctrl-X
  4. '[' Ctrl-V ']'
  5. Macro - Stop Recording
  6. Macro - Save Current Recorded Macro

Within 5 minutes you should be able to get all the wraps you want and assign them to shortcuts like you need them.

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