AnyEdit Tools

Useful right-click menus in editors: "Open file under cursor", "Open type under cursor", adds white spaces, tabs, and entities conversions, et cetera.

Download AnyEdit Tools 1.8.0 for EasyEclipse 1.2.2:

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Download AnyEdit Tools 1.9.2 for EasyEclipse 1.3:

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AnyEdit can show the whitespace (tabs vs spaces) in editors and may use custom project settings for tab to spaces auto-convert-on-save feature.
AnyEdit can perform tabs to spaces conversion on multiple files or entire directories and supports also file exclusion filter for tabs to spaces action.
AnyEdit can automatically remove trailing whitespaces or perform tabs to spaces conversions on save in all text-based editors, even in editors which are not directly supported by AnyEdit context menu actions.
AnyEdit adds "Save All", "Open File" and "Show whitespace in editor" buttons to the toolbar and can remove the "Print" button from it.
AnyEdit adds "Open File", "Open Type" and "Save to file..." actions to supported output consoles and "Save to file..." toolbar button to the Console view.
AnyEdit tools provides new context menu actions to text editors :

There are currently 8 comments for this plugin. You can review them and add more here.

Installing this plugin

This plugin is in all EasyEclipse distributions. You likely do not need to download and install it separately, unless you try to install it on an non-EasyEclipse distribution, which is not really supported.

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Changes in EasyEclipse 1.3.1:

Changes in EasyEclipse 1.2.2: Changes in EasyEclipse 1.2.1: Changes in EasyEclipse 1.2.0: Changes in EasyEclipse 1.0.1: Changes in EasyEclipse 1.0.0:

Credits and License

Credits: Andrei Loskutov

Copyright (C)2002 - 2005 by Andrei Loskutov [ Loskutov @ gmx .de ]. All rights reserved.

This plugin is licensed under a BSD/MIT/Apache-style license.


Comment by Philippe
2007-01-11 12:17:41

This plugin has a default setting to remove trailing white spaces while editing text. This can be annoying for specialized editing sometimes. To desactivate that setting go to menu Window/Preferences then to preference general/editor/anyedit tool/auto-convert then uncheck “Remove trailing whitespaces”

Comment by Rupert
2007-03-09 09:43:06

where is the eclipse update site for this? or your philosophy is that everything is perfect :))

Comment by Philippe
2007-03-09 10:10:42

Hey. not everything is perfect for sure, but we do not use update sites for now. We do publish updates on a regular basis, and are working on alternative to the update manager.
I know that there is a new version of anyedit, and it should be released in the next month here, as we are working on the Eclipse 3.2.2 rev.

Comment by Christophe
2007-12-06 11:23:52

Warning: After installing this plugin all my RCP plugin projects were not compiling anymore… I have not been able to make them compile again together with the AnyEdit plugin.
I am using eclipse 3.3 and the 3.3 plugin.

Comment by Andrei
2008-01-16 14:14:52

AnyEdit cannot not break any Eclipse application - if you have any issues with installation, contact the author, but do not add meaningless warnings here.

Comment by admin
2008-01-16 18:03:20

I do not know what you mean by that. Could you be more specific. We never had any issues at all with AnyEdit so far ever .
Can you file a bug or contact the author if you have a problem?

Comment by UliK
2008-06-19 23:16:52

Great tool! We are using it since some time now (eclipse 3.2, 3.3) mostly for software development.

Have you planned to add a mode to select/copy/paste columns?

We found this feature (i.e. in UltraEdit) very helpful from time to time when e.g. deleting / copying columns from initializer-tables in .c/.cpp files is necessary.
(haven’t found a hint for such a feature in your tool or eclipse itself and some colleagues are nagging me for a way to do this in eclipse).


Comment by whoami
2008-06-24 12:00:53

Works well. Question: it doesn’t seem to convery tabsspaces in commented lines - expected ? Would be nice if it would do that.

Thanks !

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