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Is there a column or block text editing mode?

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A quick search of the forums, documentation and preferences didn't show anything that looked like a way to do text selections by columns/blocks. UltraEdit has what they call column mode (allowing the selection and editing of text in rectangular regions). Komodo calls it block mode. Emacs calls it rectangular regions. Does DBVisualizer have something like this? If so, what are key bindings to initiate it? Thanks

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Re: Is there a column or block text editing mode?
Awesome! That's exactly what I was looking for. Oh... but it's mouse driven only. Alt + Click within DBVisualizer in KDE is doing some funky foreground window resizing and relocation thing. Is there any chance I can create a keyboard binding that will do the same rectangular area thing? (Hmm... it would also be nice to have a search feature in Key Bindings to allow searching for a particular key binding. "What function is Ctrl-Click bound to?" "What function is Ctrl Up Arrow bound to?" A function search within Key Bindings would also be nice). Thanks Edited by: tomwitt on Sep 25, 2013 9:16 PM
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Re: Is there a column or block text editing mode?
Hi Tom, In DbVisualizer it is called Rectangular Selection, which may be why your searches didn't pick it up. You find more info in the Users Guide: http://confluence.dbvis.com/display/UG91/Editing+SQL+Scripts#EditingSQLScripts-SelectingaRectangularArea Best Regards, Hans