How to install or upgrade¶
The easiest way to install this plugin is by using the Plugin Manager: from the “Plugins” menu, choose the “Plugin Manager” and “Show Plugin Manager”. Select the “Snippets” plugin and choose “install” and follow the instructions on the screen.
To manually install the plugin, copy
NppSnippets.dll to the
plugins directory and copy
Template.sqlite to the
plugins/config directory in the user’s “Application Data” directory
and name it
NppSnippets.sqlite. On my Windows 7 machine this
Then (re)start Notepad++.
You can place the database in the
plugins/config directory in the
Notepad++ installation directory typically in the
directory, but this could result in a read-only database due to file
permissions and/or User Account Control (UAC). Therefore it is advised
to put it in your
From issue #9: I noticed when I change files with different languages of my progect it takes 2-3 seconds delay when plugin load snippets for this language (for example HTML to PHP).
You can also specify a custom path (like a shared network path or your
Dropbox directory) for your database by manually editing the
NppSnippets.ini file and adding a
DBFile entry pointing to the
full path name of the database. The
NppSnippets.ini is normally in
When you automatically upgrade through the Plugin Manager your database is not touched. If you are manually upgrading at least replace the existing dll. It is up to you if you override your own database with the template database provided in the archive. If you have not changed existing snippets or added your own, it is recommended to use the database in the archive.