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Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:22 pm Change Time Zone

I was looking for a way to add new functionality to ECL Editor like -
1. Convert all the keywords to upper case once passed to a Macro.Finally if works can be made like a button in editor.
2. Column mode and Row mode editing option as Ultra-edit also has.

I wanted to know -
1. Is there any place where code behind editor tabs can be found. Ex currently - CTRL + SHIFT +U converts selected text to upper case. So is there a place where we can find code written behind this.
2. Is this code also written using ECL?
3. How can we fetch the ECL IDE code as text?
Rahul Jain
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:54 pm Change Time Zone


You might want to look at the ECL plugin for Eclipse as the better area to spend your time contributing, since it will be the IDE-of-choice in the future.


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Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:58 am Change Time Zone

If you are interested in enhancing the ECL editor/IDE then like Richard said, I would suggest looking at the Open Surce ECL Language Plugin for Eclipse:

There is also a simple ECL Notepad project here:

To answer some of the specific questions:
1. There is no scripting/macro facility in the standard ECLIDE
2. Alt+Select allows you to cut and paste columns of ECL

1. No not really
2. No the ECLIDE is written in C++
3. For future development we are going to focus on the Eclipse ECL Language Plugin (see above).
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:29 pm Change Time Zone

Thanks. I will look into to the code and start constructing something relevant.
Rahul Jain
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